Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rugby League News


Expansion plans announced for UAE Rugby League


Plans are in place to increase the amount of domestic, representative and international rugby league played in and by the United Arab Emirates in 2015. A new team, renewed State of Origin and preparations for the MEA Cup are scheduled according to UAERL President, Sol Mokdad. “The UAERL Board is set up for a fruitful 2015 which will see unprecedented ... Read More »

Three cheers for England Academy


At this time of year, it’s difficult to find too many stories to get genuinely excited about in the world of Rugby League. The long winter nights are traditionally partnered with a lack of feelgood news about our game. But anyone who was at Leigh Sports Village on Friday night will have seen a fantastic performance that would have firmly ... Read More »

England and Aussies name teams for final Test


England Academy coach Richard Marshall and Australian Schoolboys coach Brian Battese have named their 17-man squads for the final game of the 2014 Autumn Academy International Series. The game takes place at Leigh Sports Village tomorrow with a 7.00pm kick-off. England Academy captain Jansin Turgut said: “I expect the players to go out there and give the same effort as ... Read More »

England Academy ready to do their country proud

Elliot Minchella

England Academy coach Richard Marshall believes his team are fully focused and ready to do their country proud ahead of their final Test against the Australian Schoolboys on Friday at Leigh Sports Village (7.00pm). England’s under-18s were narrowly defeated 18-22 last Saturday by the Schoolboys but Marshall says that the youngsters are eager to bounce back and have put together ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

England Academy v Australian Schoolboys preview

Elliot Minchella

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 ... Read More »

VIDEO: England Academy prepare for Aussies


Ahead of their first Test against the Australian Schoolboys on Saturday, hear from England Academy head coach Richard Marshall, as well as London’s Joe Keyes, Wigan’s Oliver Gildart and Hull’s Jansin Turgut ahead of the game at Leigh Sports Village. (Video courtesy of Super League TV) Read More »

Latest RLIF World Rankings revealed


For the first time since the rugby league world rankings were introduced, Australia’s position at the head of them is under threat. Should New Zealand – who beat the Kangaroos in the recent Four Nations final in Christchurch to pick up their first-ever trophy on home soil – defeat the Green and Gold’s in next year’s Anzac Test and England ... Read More »

Spanish Town High win Jamaican U19 trophy


Spanish Town High proved once more that they are the number one U19 rugby league high school in Jamaica, after a dramatic 14-12 win over St. Catherine High in the Grand Final. St. Catherine High led 12-10 with seven minutes remaining but a brilliant chip kick from Spanish Town’s Adrian Christie found winger Rameish Smith in space who reached over ... Read More »

Rhino Sutcliffe leads charge against Aussie Schoolboys


Liam Sutcliffe is among nine players with Super League experience heading into battle against the Australian Schoolboys when Leeds Rhinos’ Academy host the tourists tonight at Headingley Carnegie Stadium (KO 7pm). The Rhinos, who will be captained by hooker Robbie Ward, will also feature Jordan Baldwinson, Elliot Minchella, fullback Ashton Golding and winger Ash Handley, as well as Irish international ... Read More » Shop: Last Ordering Date for Free Pre-Xmas Delivery: 2pm Thursday 18th December!!