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Peacock defends England’s selection policy

Peacock defends England’s selection policy

Jamie Peacock has defended Wayne Bennett’s decision to select Australians Chris McQueen and Chris Heighington for England’s Test match against Samoa. The two NRL stars were controversial inclusions in England’s final Test before the World Cup later this year and

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Widdop suffers knee ligament damage

Widdop suffers knee ligament damage

England look set to be without halfback Gareth Widdop for the Test match with Samoa after he suffered knee ligament damage. The 28-year-old limped off during St George Illawarra’s 13-12 Anzac day defeat to Sydney Roosters, and the club has

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Talking points from Wayne Bennett’s England squad to play Samoa

Talking points from Wayne Bennett’s England squad to play Samoa Updated

Which half-back will play from the bench: or even miss out? Three into two just does not go. Gareth Widdop, George Williams and Luke Gale have all been picked for the Samoa game – but one of them will find

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Five players who were unfortunate to miss out on England selection

Five players who were unfortunate to miss out on England selection Updated

Tom Johnstone The highly-regarded Wakefield winger has stiff competition on the flanks, with the inclusion of both Jermaine McGillvary and Ryan Hall putting paid to his chances of a call-up. But Johnstone continues to improve as the weeks progress –

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TotalRL writers pick their England team for the Samoa game

TotalRL writers pick their England team for the Samoa game Updated

Matt’s team Hardaker; McGillvary, Watkins, Percival, Hall; Widdop, Gale; Hill, Hodgson, Taylor, McMeeken, Whitehead, S Burgess. Interchange: Williams, Walmsley, Graham, McQueen. The biggest challenge is selecting the halves and the pack. In Gareth Widdop, Luke Gale and George Williams, Wayne

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Who is Chris McQueen?

Who is Chris McQueen?

The name Chris McQueen was probably googled more than most on Monday when he was included in England’s 20-man squad for their Test match with Samoa. McQueen was the surprise inclusion in Wayne Bennett’s squad having never previously played internationally in

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Everything you need to know about England’s 20-man squad to face Samoa

Everything you need to know about England’s 20-man squad to face Samoa

England revealed their 20-man squad to face Samoa on May 6th on Monday, with a number of surprise inclusions and exclusions. Here are all the details surrounding the squad. The 20-man squad Sam Burgess, Thomas Burgess, Luke Gale, James Graham,

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England call-up Australian duo

England call-up Australian duo

Wayne Bennett has selected Australia-born duo Chris Heighington and Chris McQueen in England’s 20-man squad to face Samoa in May. The NRL duo are the first two Australian-based players to be selected by England following Bennett’s appointment, with McQueen getting

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Walmsley and McMeeken set for England call-ups

Walmsley and McMeeken set for England call-ups

Alex Walmsley and Mike McMeeken are set to be called-up to the England squad for the mid-season test match with Samoa. The uncapped duo will be unveiled on Monday lunchtime when Wayne Bennett’s squad is revealed for the Test on

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What’s Inside League Express: April 24th edition

What’s Inside League Express: April 24th edition Updated

It’s been another busy week in the world of rugby league – and this week’s edition of League Express is the ultimate companion to kick-start your week with. Four teams are split by a point at the top of Super

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