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Australia sweep past Samoa to reach Four Nations Final

After beating Samoa 44-18 win in Wollongong, the Australians will take on the Kiwis on Saturday night at Wellington in a replay of last year’s World Cup Final. The Australians were too strong for the Pacific Islanders, scoring five first-half tries to lead 28-6 at half-time. And they were soon on the scoreboard as Greg Inglis created the space for ... Read More »

England lose narrowly as Four Nations hopes dangle by a thread

England fell to a heartbreaking 16-14 defeat to New Zealand this morning at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. And now their chances of reaching the Four Nations final in Wellington next week rest on Samoa defeating Australia tomorrow by a margin of less than eight points. It was a cruel defeat for England, with two Gareth Widdop conversions hitting ... Read More »

Ambitious Huby harbours England hopes


Huddersfield prop Craig Huby admits he still has an eye on representing England. The 28-year-old, who joins the Giants after 12 seasons with hometown club Castleford, was named in Steve McNamara’s train-on squad in June but didn’t make the cut for the Four Nations. “It was great to be involved in the training squad,” Huby told League Express. “I would ... Read More »

Travis Burns says he’s ready for St Helens pressure cooker


St Helens new recruit Travis Burns already knows that 2015 will feel like a disappointing year if the club fails to build on last season and doesn’t bring more silverware back to Langtree Park. The stand-off, who joins the current champions from Hull KR, saw St Helens overcome huge injury setbacks in the later stages of last season to beat ... Read More »

Watkins: I’d rather go to union than the NRL


Kallum Watkins admits that if he had the choice, he would probably choose rugby union over the NRL. But, luckily for Leeds fans, he does not have that choice to make after signing a new five-year deal with the Rhinos last week. Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington hailed the signing as a coup for the club and Super League after ... Read More »

Andy Lynch: Castleford can go one better in 2015


Castleford Tigers forward Andy Lynch is confident the club can go one better in 2015 and emulate their heroics of last season, and he claims that everyone at the club is determined not to be a “one-year wonder”. The Tigers were the big success story of last season, finishing fourth on the Super League ladder, as well as reaching the ... Read More »

Ryan Bailey “ready to be a leader”


New Hull KR signing Ryan Bailey believes the responsibility that come with the move will ultimately make him a better player. Within a week of Rovers announcing the departures of forwards Justin Poore and Neville Costigan they had snapped up the former England international, who has been a one-club player since making his Leeds Rhinos debut in 2002. After enjoying ... Read More »

Former Rugby Union boss rejects Rugby League body


The Rugby League International Federation suffered a blow last week when the former chief executive of the International Rugby Board, Mike Miller, rejected the RLIF’s offer of the chief executive’s role with the body that is responsible for Rugby League worldwide. League Express understands that Miller, who is currently the chief executive of the World Olympians Association, a post he ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock wants Rugby League Six Nations competition

Peacock received 47 international caps during his career

Former England and Great Britain captain Jamie Peacock has suggested the possible introduction of a Six Nations tournament into international Rugby League, after admitting more needs to be done to expand the game at the very top level. Peacock believes that players are still keen to play more international games, despite a hectic schedule at domestic level every year. And ... Read More »

Seven reasons to read today’s League Express


All the reaction from England’s loss to Australia in the Four Nations on Sunday, including interviews with Steve McNamara, Ryan Hall, Sean O’Loughling and Josh Charnley Reaction and analysis from the final round of the Alitalia European Cup featuring Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France Jamie Peacock tells us about his idea to improve international Rugby League Travis Burns offers his ... Read More »