Ablett wary of wounded Irish threat

Carl Ablett is expecting an Irish backlash when England take to the field at a packed John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, tomorrow for their Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A game (2.30pm). Ireland lost their opening match of the tournament 32-14 against Fiji in Rochdale on Monday, and Ablett believes that result will make Ireland all the more dangerous as…

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Wales name team for USA match

Wales head coach Iestyn Harris has named his 19 man squad to play USA at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium on Sunday (14:00) Neil Budworth Ross Divorty Gil Dudson Jacob Emmitt Ben Evans Rhys Evans Ben Flower Tyson Frizzell Jordan James Elliott Kear Craig Kopczak Peter Lupton Larne Patrick Christiaan Roets Matt Seamark Anthony Walker Ian Webster Lloyd White Rhys Williams

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Lokomotiva Beroun win Czech Grand Final

Lokomotiva Beroun has gone through a second successive CZRLA First Division season undefeated, after a 36-28 win over Zemní Stavby Vrchlabí (formerly the Mad Squirrels) in the Grand Final. Beroun, playing on home territory, went into the match as hot favourites but unlike last year’s Grand Final – which they won 50-0 against Prague Vikings – they were made to…

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Battling Bravehearts beaten by plucky Papuans

SCOTLAND 20 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 38 Gavin Willacy at Big Fellas Stadium, Featherstone Scotland got everything they wanted from their only pre-World Cup warm-up – apart from a win. Papua New Guinea took advantage of the many changes Scotland made throughout the game and scored two late tries to turn an entertaining and close encounter into an apparently comfortable victory.…

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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…

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