Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Billy Slater ruled out of next month’s Four Nations

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Australia’s World Cup fullback Billy Slater is the latest star to drop out of the upcoming Four Nations Tournament in Australasia. He was scheduled to undergo major shoulder surgery in Melbourne on Monday. Slater is the latest in a growing list of withdrawals from the squad that beat New Zealand 30-18 in the Anzac Test in May. Darius Boyd, Paul ... Read More »

Serbia thump Italy in European Championship

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Serbia threw the 2014-15 European Championship B wide open at the half-way stage with their second-ever win over Italy, producing a massive shock at the Makis Stadium, Belgrade to move top of the table on points difference with a 45-6 win. The hosts were the more motivated, physical side, delighting their coach Marco Jankovic. “It is quite rare when everything ... Read More »

England Academy announce revamped coaching setup

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England Academy have appointed new coaching staff for the upcoming tour of Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League, and England Youth have appointed their coach for the 2015 season. England Knights and Warrington Wolves first team coach Richard Marshall has been appointed coach of the England Academy team and will be assisted by England Regional Performance Coach for Cumbria Dave Clark. ... Read More »

Clark not ready to start for England, says Saints boss Brown

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St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has urged England boss Steve McNamara to stick with an experienced hooker for the Four Nations later this year, saying that Castleford’s Daryl Clark isn’t yet ready to start for England. There are growing calls for Clark to get the nod and become England’s first choice hooker for the tournament later this year, but ... Read More »

Rugby League World – The Play-Offs Issue

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Rugby League World issue 402 – ‘The Play-Offs Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 12th September. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League season is heading towards a thrilling climax – and we assess each team’s chances in the closest race for Old Trafford ever. The top six teams have dominated the competition all ... Read More »

Paul Anderson: Joe Wardle deserves international recognition

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Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson believes Giants centre Joe Wardle has the potential to be an international star. The 22-year-old, who was born in Halifax but has three Scotland caps, picked up three of the Giants’ main individual awards this week – coaches’ player, players’ player and supporters’ player of the year. Many believe he should be considered for an England ... Read More »

England’s loss can be Leeds’ gain, says McDermott

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Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott believes Kevin Sinfield’s international retirement will be beneficial to both his side and his captain’s future career. Sinfield announced last week that he would not take part in this autumn’s Four Nations in Australia and New Zealand or add to his 26 England caps and 14 Great Britain appearances in the future. “This is a ... Read More »

International: Benji Marshall overlooked for Four Nations

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St George-Illawarra half-back Benji Marshall has not been included in Stephen Kearney’s preliminary New Zealand squad for the Four Nations, which kicks off next month. The 29-year-old, who returned to the NRL earlier this year after a short stint in rugby union, has been told the Kiwis are looking ahead to the 2017 World Cup and giving 24-year-olds Kieran Foran ... Read More »

England’s Reed likely to miss Four Nations

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England star Jack Reed could be set to miss the upcoming Four Nations tournament later this year, after suffering a serious shoulder injury whilst playing for NRL side Brisbane Broncos this weekend. Reed suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Broncos’ 22-12 defeat to Melbourne – a result which leaves their play-off hopes in the balance. But it is the injury ... Read More »

Scotland Rugby League to head to Borders

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Scotland Rugby League will stage its first ever international in the Borders when it takes on France in the European Championship at Galashiels on Friday 31 October, kick-off 7.30pm. Stars of Super League from north and south of the border and across the Channel will descend on Netherdale as Gala RFC host the Bravehearts’ 20th anniversary match. This Saturday – ... Read More »