England name World Cup semi final team

England head coach Steve McNamara has named his 19 man squad to play New Zealand at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (13:00) in the Rugby League World Cup semi-final. (professional club and community club in brackets) Carl Ablett (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Parkside) George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor) Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor) Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone…

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Tight-knit Ireland want to take spring out of Kangaroos’ step

Ireland forward Rory Kostjasyn was encouraged by Ireland’s performance in defeat against England, and wants his team to showcase their abilities ahead of their final Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A game against Australia at Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday (8.00pm). Kostjasyn, who plays his club Rugby League for North Queensland Cowboys, admits that England were the better side…

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World Cup Fever!

The World Cup has gripped everyone’s attention during its opening stages – and Rugby League World Magazine brings you all the best interviews and analysis this month. From the opening ceremony in Cardiff to memorable nights in Warrington, Rochdale, Bristol and Workington, we talk to the key figures involved and ask what kind of legacy the competition can leave for…

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PNG star Menzie Yere meets The Queen

Ahead of his next match in Rugby League World Cup 2013, Papua New Guinea and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League star Menzie Yere, has received royal recognition for his outstanding work with the Kits2Kids Menzie Yere Foundation. Menzie, was given special permission to leave the Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup team base, where the team are preparing ahead of…

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