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Americans living the Rugby League dream

USA captain Joseph Paulo believes that the Tomahawks can be the catalysts for a Rugby League revolution in America, as his side embarks on their first-ever Rugby League World Cup against Cook Islands at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol, on Wednesday evening (8.00pm). Paulo, who plies his trade in the NRL for Parramatta Eels, wants to use Rugby League World Cup ... Read More »

Cooks want to embrace Bristol

Cook Islands captain Zeb Taia wants his squad to embrace the Bristol public as he aims to make the quarter finals of Rugby League World Cup 2013, starting with a match against the USA at the Memorial Stadium on Wednesday (8.00pm). The Cooks are based in Bristol for RLWC2013 and Taia, who plays for Catalan Dragons in Super League, wants ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Fiji 32 Ireland 14

Fiji overcame the first half sin-binning of Eloni Vunakece to register their opening win in Group A of the World Cup. Two second half tries gave winger Akuila Uate a hat-trick as the Fijians built from a 12-4 interval lead to lead 32-4 with three minutes remaining. The Irish scored late consolation tries through Damien Blanch and James Hasson but ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Fiji 12 Ireland 4

Fiji held the advantage at the half time interval of another pulsating encounter in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup thanks to two tries in the opening 13 minutes. With the Sims brothers driving the Fijian pack forward at every opportunity it took just nine minutes for their backs to take advantage with Akuila Uate crossing in the right corner. ... Read More »

Bulls confirm Winterstein signing

Bradford Bulls have confirmed the capture of Samoan international forward Frank Winterstein. Winterstein, who was with Widnes for the past two years, has signed a one year contract with the Bulls and will join up with his new colleagues when his World Cup commitments with Samoa are completed. “The Bulls have brought in some good signings and kept a couple ... Read More »

Sam Burgess & Paul Aiton get one-match suspensions

An International Match Review Panel has handed down the following sanctions following Rugby League World Cup 2013 fixtures: Sam Burgess (England) – one-match suspension for a Grade A high tackle on Sam Thaiday of Australia in the 63rd  minute at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday October 26; Paul Aiton (Papua New Guinea) – one match suspension for a Grade A ... Read More »

Something must be wrong. Everything is good!

League Express Editorial, Monday 28th October 2013 We, Rugby League supporters that is, don’t like getting carried away. Over-excitement is not in our normal behaviour range. And we don’t like to speak too soon for fear of tempting fate. But the 14th World Cup has been good so far, hasn’t it? More than good. Very good. Maybe even better than ... Read More »

Scotland name team for Tonga match

Scotland head coach Steve McCormack has named his 19 man squad to play Tonga at Derwent Park, Workington on Tuesday (8pm) Danny Addy (Bradford Bulls) Danny Brough (C) (Huddersfield Giants) Brett Carter (Workington Town) Luke Douglas (Gold Coast Titans) Dale Ferguson (Huddersfield Giants) Ben Fisher (London Broncos) Ben Hellewell (Featherstone Rovers) Ian Henderson (Catalans Dragons) Alex Hurst (London Broncos) Ben Kavanagh ... Read More »

Tonga name team for Scotland match

Tonga head coach Charles Tonga has named his 19-man squad to play Scotland at Derwent Park, Workington on Tuesday (8pm) 1. Glen Fisi’iahi 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Jorge Taufua 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. Sosaia Feki 6. Samisoni Langi 7. Daniel Foster 8. Brent Kite 9. Siliva Havili 10. Fuifui Moimoi 11. Sika Manu 12. Jason Taumalolo 13. Willie Manu 14. Nafe ... Read More »

Full Time Report: New Zealand 42 Samoa 24

The Rugby League World Cup came alive in the second half of the clash between New Zealand and Samoa at Warrington. New Zealand had dominated the first half with tries from Simon Mannering (2), Josh Hoffman and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck coupled with three conversions from Shaun Johnson to an unconverted try from Ben Roberts. The Kiwis had a 22-4 interval lead ... Read More »