James Graham’s first starring role against the Aussies

On this day 14 years ago, 5th December 2003, James Graham was the biggest current name in the England Academy side that faced the Australian Institute of Sport at South Leeds Stadium, helping them to a 28-22 win, as Chris Park reported for League Express. And Graham was the star performer for England, earning nomination as the Academy Player of…

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City of Hull Academy director urges clubs to look at their model

The man in charge of the City of Hull Academy has urged clubs who are struggling with their own Academy systems to consider following in their footsteps after a successful second season for the project. Met with much criticism in the city when it was announced the two Hull clubs would merge their junior setups, the City of Hull Academy…

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Wilson & Netherton to lead City of Hull Academy after Webster’s departure

Former Hull FC head of youth, Danny Wilson, and former Hull KR forward Jason Netherton will take charge of the City of Hull Academy U19s team following the departure of head coach James Webster. Webster has been appointed interim head coach at Hull KR until the end of the Super League season, bringing an end to his time with the…

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England Academy name side to face Australia Schoolboys

England Academy head coach Richard Marshall has named his squad for the first test against Australia Schoolboys, which takes place at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday afternoon. Nine sides are represented – including Championship outfit London Broncos, with half-back Joe Keyes named in the starting line-up for the match. Leeds Rhinos have the biggest representation, with four of their players…

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England Academy v Australian Schoolboys preview

England Academy coach Richard Marshall is happy with the way his squad have come together this week and is preparing them for a physical battle against the Australian Schoolboys on Saturday at Leigh Sports Village (2.00pm). The Schoolboys have already played warm-up games against an England Regional Academies team, Wigan Warriors Academy and Leeds Rhinos Academy and go into the…

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Australian Schoolboys start tour with a win

The Australian Schoolboys kicked off their tour of England and France with a comprehensive victory over the England Combined Regional Academies at Derwent Park, Workington on Wednesday evening. Sydney Roosters centre Latrell Mitchell picked up a hat-trick of tries to add to a brace of tries each from Brock Lamb (Newcastle Knights) and Tevita Cottrell (South Sydney Rabbitohs). Nine other Australian…

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