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England thriving in knockout conditions

Tom Briscoe believes that the knockout stages of Rugby League World Cup 2013 will bring out the best in England as they prepare for their quarter-final against France at the DW Stadium, Wigan, on Saturday (8.00pm). After qualifying for the last eight with a strong performance in defeat to Australia and two impressive victories over Ireland and Fiji, Briscoe feels ... Read More »

Bravehearts bond in dream run


They were born in Yeovil and Yamba, in Torquay and Shellharbour, Lancaster, Melbourne and the Yorkshire Dales village of Steeton. Yet their families are from Cambuslang, Possil, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Lanark and Dalry. This is the cosmopolitan make-up of Scotland’s World Cup squad, which comes face to face with the World Champions – New Zealand – at Leeds on Friday night. ... Read More »

Hull FC make Talanoa sixth signing for 2014

Hull FC have continued to strengthen their squad for 2014 after confirming the signing of former South Sydney Rabbitohs back Fetuli Talanoa, the club’s sixth new addition for Super League XIX. The 6ft, near 16-stone flyer has penned a one-year contract at the Black and Whites with an option for 2015 and will link up with coach Lee Radford’s squad ... Read More »

Samoa player cleared to play in RLWC2013 quarter-final

An International Appeals Tribunal has lifted the one-match suspension handed down to Samoa player Sauaso Sue for tripping in the 58th minute of a Rugby League World Cup 2013 fixture against France on Monday. Sue was successful in his appeal after the Tribunal ruled that whilst he did make contact with French player William Barthau’s leg, there was uncertainty as ... Read More »

Buzzing Bravehearts ready for Kiwi clash

Matthew Russell feels as though he is living a dream as he and his squad prepare to face New Zealand in their Rugby League World Cup 2013 quarter-final clash at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday (8.00pm). Russell, who was named man of the match in Scotland’s final group game victory over the USA, had to sit with the rest of ... Read More »

Kiwis hoping for more Headingley cheer


Elijah Taylor wants to see, and hear, more of the impressive atmospheres that have been created at matches throughout Rugby League World Cup 2013 as his New Zealand side look ahead to their quarter-final clash with Scotland at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday (8.00pm). In their last Group B match, the Kiwis beat Papua New Guinea in front of over ... Read More »

Watkins: England ready to match any team physically

Leeds Rhinos centre Kallum Watkins says he and his England team-mates are ready to match the physicality of the notoriously tough Pacific-island teams left in the World Cup. The 22-year-old watched the France V Samoa game on Monday and said he was impressed at the way the French stood up to the powerful – and sometimes illegal – tackling. “It ... Read More »

Bradford Bulls joint chairman leaves club

Bradford Bulls joint chairman Ryan Whitcut today announced he is leaving the West Yorkshire outfit after just 18 months at the helm. He joined initially as general manager but was made joint chairman under a new regime last month. In a statement, Whitcut said: “I am stepping down from my role at the Bradford Bulls after conversations with the governing ... Read More »

Funeral arrangements for Steve Prescott

A Requiem Mass for Steve Prescott MBE will be celebrated at St Mary’s Lowe House Church in St Helens on Monday November 18 at 11.00am. The Mass will be followed by committal at St Helens crematorium. The crematorium service is for family and close friends only. The Prescotts have asked for family flowers only – donations in lieu of flowers ... Read More »

Russian Rugby League: Bears win fourth straight title

Vereya Bears have won their fourth successive Russian Rugby League Championship. The Moscow Oblast team defeated local rivals Moscow Storm in comprehensive fashion over two legs, scoring 52 points in both games and conceding only 22 altogether. After establishing a commanding lead in the first leg, coach Alex Lysokon fielded seven under-18s. He said: “I was very impressed by the ... Read More »