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Wigan star appointed Samoa captain

Rugby League Samoa have announced the appointment of Harrison Hansen as Toa Samoa Captain. Hansen is the longest serving member in the team since 2007 and currently plays for Wigan Warriors. Samoa Coach Matt Parish noted Hansen’s outstanding character both on and off the field when he appointed the captain. “Harrison has been outstanding since day one with his attitude ... Read More »

Tomahawks stun France

USA continued their preparations for Rugby League World Cup 2013 in impressive style, beating France 22-18 in Toulouse on Friday evening. Following what was described as “the most important victory in the Tomahawks’ surging journey”, team personnel were quick to pay tribute to American National Rugby League president David Niu, who has been a driving force for the game in ... Read More »

Huddersfield sell-out leads the way as World Cup fever grows

Rugby League World Cup 2013 announced today that the England v Ireland game at Huddersfield is the first game to sell out. Organisers are confident that the tournament will be the best attended Rugby League World Cup ever. Since the Super League and NRL Grand Finals, interest in RLWC2013 has grown massively with ticket sales rising day by day as ... Read More »

Samoa announce team to face England Knights

Samoa have named a 25-man squad for their Rugby League World Cup 2013 warm-up fixture against England Knights at Salford City Stadium tomorrow (2.00pm). The starting line-up features 2013 Super League Grand Final winner Harrison Hansen of Wigan Warriors and St Helens centre Iosia Soliola. Frank Winterstein of Widnes Vikings is named on the bench for a match that will ... Read More »

Italy name team to face England

Italy have named two players from 2013 NRL Grand Final winners Sydney Roosters in their starting team to face England in the first ever senior international between the two nations at Salford City Stadium tomorrow (4.30pm). The Azurri are captained by Roosters full-back Anthony Minichiello and feature his team-mate Aiden Guerra at centre in a strong line-up for a match ... Read More »

Wigan sign Sarginson and Clubb

Wigan Warriors have announced the signing of centre Dan Sarginson and utility forward Tony Clubb from London Broncos. Sarginson has agreed a two-year contract for seasons 2014 and 2015 with a further option for 2016 ,while Clubb has agreed terms for four years for seasons 2014,2015, 2016 and 2017. Sarginson joins Wigan with his current contract with Broncos now at ... Read More »

Westerman commits future to Hull FC

Hull FC forward Joe Westerman has become the club’s second key player to commit to a new long-term contract in the space of a week after agreeing a two-year extension with the Black and Whites. Coming hot on the heels of a new deal for fans’ favourite Richard Whiting at the weekend and with more news expected imminently, Westerman has ... Read More »

PM’s good luck wish for World Cup

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has sent a good luck message to Rugby League World Cup 2013 teams, fans and Team 13 Volunteers. “After years of planning and months of build-up, Rugby League World Cup 2013 is about to get underway and, after over a daecade away, it’s great to see it back in Britain once again,” said Cameron. “Now ... Read More »

England Academy aim for series whitewash

England Academy coach John Winder has challenged his side to improve on their 38-0 win over Wales Academy, when the nations meet for the second and final junior Test at Taffs Wells RFC near Cardiff on Friday evening (6.30pm). The Academy have been in camp since October 11, and Winder wants to round off what has been a so far ... Read More »

Featherstone sign Mendeika

Featherstone Rovers have signed James Mendeika from Warrington Wolves on a two year contract. Mendeika who has been selected in the Ireland squad for the 2013 World Cup starting this month has Super League experience with London Broncos last season through a loan agreement and also featured for Swinton Lions in the Kingstone Championship. In total, he has made 20 ... Read More »