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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 »

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 »

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 »

O’Loughlin flattered by England captain talk

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Sean O’Loughlin will go head to head with the man he is tipped to succeed as England captain when Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos do battle in the penultimate round of First Utility Super League tomorrow night. The Wigan loose forward is seen as the most logical choice to lead England on their Four Nations tour of Australia and New ... Read More »

England to face New Zealand in 2015

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England will host New Zealand in a three-match international series in the autumn of 2015, the first time the two nations have met in this country since last year’s epic Rugby League World Cup semi-final. The series provides fans with their first opportunity to watch England on home soil since the last-minute defeat to the Kiwis at Wembley last November, ... Read More »

Comment: Five half-backs who can replace Kevin Sinfield

Who should Steve McNamara pick in place of Kevin Sinfield?

When Kevin Sinfield announced his retirement from international Rugby League yesterday, he cited wanting to blood the next generation as a reason for the decision. That’s because, despite being nearly 34, he was firmly in coach Steve McNamara’s plans and would have almost certainly started alongside in-form NRL star Gareth Widdop in next month’s Four Nations. There is now a ... Read More »

Opinion: Five candidates to replace Sinfield as England captain

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The Rugby League world is still reeling from the shocking news that England captain Kevin Sinfield has announced his retirement from the international game – leaving Steve McNamara in search of a new captain for this year’s Four Nations. Sinfield was widely expected to lead England into battle for the tournament, with no suggestion that his international career was about ... Read More »

Vote now: Did Kevin Sinfield make the right decision?

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Yesterday evening, Leeds Rhinos captainKevin Sinfield called time on a 13-year international career. The 33-year-old said: “I would like to thank Steve, not only for choosing me to captain England, but also for the support and guidance he has given me over the last few years. I would like to thank my family who have always supported me throughout my ... Read More »