Teams announced for Women’s World Cup semis

England coach Chris Chapman has made five changes to his starting line-up for Sunday’s (tomorrow) Rugby League Women’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Halfback Kirsty Maroney and winger Charlotte Booth return to the England side, while hooker Danielle Bound, prop Beth Sutcliffe and centre Jessica Courtman will start after being on the interchange bench…

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Parliamentary Rugby League Group makes Gale their player of the year

The All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group held its annual dinner last night (20 November) and voted Castleford Tigers’ star Luke Gale, who has already won the Albert Goldthorpe Medal and the Steve Prescott Man of Steel Award, as their Player of the Year for 2017. The dinner was hosted by the Group’s President, Lord Hoyle, on the House of Lords…

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Women’s teams named for World Cup Round 2

Canada and Papua New Guinea have rung the changes for their vital Round 2 Rugby League Women’s World Cup clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium on Sunday. The match, which is likely to decide which of the World Cup newcomers advances to the semi-finals of the tournament, will be the final game of the triple-header featuring clashes between traditional rivals…

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Tonga fans to have their day in Auckland

The RLWC2017 have announced that a fan day will be held in Auckland this Tuesday for Rugby League supporters in New Zealand to celebrate Tonga’s first World Cup semi-final berth after their 24-22 quarter-final thriller over Lebanon in Christchurch. The fan day at SKYCITY in Auckland’s CBD will involve players from both semi-finalist teams, with Tonga’s opponents to be determined…

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MPs back England’s men’s and women’s World Cup teams

Members of Parliament have wished the England men’s and women’s Rugby League teams well for the remainder of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons by Marie Rimmer MP, congratulating the England men’s team on reaching the knockout stages, and wishing the women’s team well for the remainder of the competition.…

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Australia head for quarter-finals with Lebanon victory

Australia will face Samoa in the World Cup quarter-final in Darwin after securing a comfortable 34-0 victory over Lebanon today at the Sydney Football Stadium. Ahead only 10-0 at half-time, the Australian scored two tries in the final five minutes to produce a scoreline that did little credit to the efforts of the Lebanese. In a first-half display that will…

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Valiant Bravehearts exit the World Cup with Samoa draw

Scotland may have been reeling earlier in the week from the impact of three players having been sent home, but they recovered their spirit to secure a 14-14 draw with Samoa in Cairns, outplaying Samoa for much of the game largely thanks to their playmaker Danny Addy. Sadly for the Scots, however, Samoa will progress to the quarter-finals with a…

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