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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 »

Rhino Sutcliffe leads charge against Aussie Schoolboys

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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 »

Smith: England are improving

Tony-Smith

Former England coach Tony Smith believes the national team is improving and a victory over Australia and New Zealand will come. England suffered close losses against both the Kangaroos and Kiwis in the recent Four Nations, missing out of the tournament’s final. Smith, who coached Great Britain in 2007 and led England at the 2008 World Cup, said England was ... Read More »

Kiwis win heartstopping Four Nations Final

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New Zealand held on to win a thrilling Four Nations Final in Wellington, defeating Australia 22-18 and holding on when a try in the final minute of the game was disallowed by English referee Phil Bentham because of a forward pass. It was the culmination of a compelling match and a wonderful tournament, with the Kiwis just about deserving to ... Read More »

Aaron Woods wants a crack at Super League

Aaron Woods

Australia and Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has admitted he would love to chance his arm in Super League one day – after growing up watching the competition as a youngster. Woods has become a star of the Australian pack during the Four Nations tournament, with the 23-year-old earning rave reviews for his performances throughout the competition. And he revealed ... Read More »

Australia sweep past Samoa to reach Four Nations Final

After beating Samoa 44-18 win in Wollongong, the Australians will take on the Kiwis on Saturday night at Wellington in a replay of last year’s World Cup Final. The Australians were too strong for the Pacific Islanders, scoring five first-half tries to lead 28-6 at half-time. And they were soon on the scoreboard as Greg Inglis created the space for ... Read More »

Hall try should have stood, says Hetherington

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The debate over whether Ryan Hall’s contentious “try” against Australia should have stood refuses to go away, with Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington revealing he believes the try should have stood. Hall appeared to have grounded the ball with his finger during the final minute of England’s 16-12 loss to the Kangaroos on Sunday – a result which means ... Read More »

Four Nations highlights: Australia v England

Tom-Burgess

Miss the game yesterday? Worry not, here you can find extensive video highlights from Australia v England at AAMI Park in Melbourne. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect ... Read More »

Farrell and O’Loughlin cleared to play against New Zealand

Bird in action against England at the recent Four Nations

England back-rowers Liam Farrell and Sean O’Loughlin will be available to play against New Zealand on Saturday after they avoided punishment for tackles made during Sunday’s loss to Australia. Referee Gerard Beale put both men on report for their offences – Farrell for a chicken wing tackle on Greg Inglis and O’Loughlin for tripping Australia captain Cameron Smith. But both ... Read More »

England suffer agonising 16-12 defeat to Australia

England suffered a controversial 16-12  defeat against Australia in Melbourne today in their second game of this season’s Four Nations tournament, as Australian video-referee Gerald Sutton disallowed a last-minute try by Ryan Hall when video replays appeared to suggest that Hall had touched the ball down after a Liam Farrell grubber kick to the corner. If the try had been ... Read More »