Friday, November 21, 2014
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Comment: Five half-backs who can replace Kevin Sinfield

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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

James-Graham

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 »

Video interview: Kevin Sinfield on England retirement

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In this video, provided by Super League TV, Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield explains his reasons for calling time on a 13-year international career. 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 ... Read More »

Poll: Pick your own England team for the Four Nations

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In just under two months, England play Samoa in the second game of the 2014 Four Nations tournament in Queensland, Australia. Over on the TotalRL forum, we have set up a poll that allows you to channel your inner Steve McNamara and pick the squad you would start against the Pacific Islanders on October 25. Click here to be taken ... Read More »

Andy Lynch shrugs off calls for England inclusion

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Castleford Tigers prop Andy Lynch says an England call-up ahead of this year’s Four Nations is not on his mind and that he is focused on performing for his team, not individual accolades. The 34-year-old has been in superb form this season and many pundits have been linking him with a call-up into Steve McNamara’s England squad. “I just go ... Read More »

Brisbane Broncos and England star dropped for discipline

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Not good news for England head coach Steve McNamara, after the Brisbane Broncos revealed they have stood down three players for breaching team protocol – including England’s Jack Reed. Reed – as well as Daniel Vidot and Corey Oates – were dropped by the club after going out during the week of a game, with Broncos coach Anthony Griffin saying ... Read More »

International: Four Nations tickets go on general sale

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Tickets for the Rugby League Four Nations double-header at Suncorp Stadium go on sale to the general public today on the NRL website. The 2014 end of season tournament features World Champions and Four Nations title holder Australia, co-hosts New Zealand, England and Samoa. Suncorp Stadium will play host to the opening blockbuster with all four competing nations in a ... Read More »

Wales to face PNG in Commonwealth Nines

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Wales have qualified for the semi-finals of the Rugby League Commonwealth Nines Championship after wins over Scotland and Jamaica on Friday. In the first day of the tournament at Glasgow’s Broadwood Stadium, home of Clyde FC, Wales put on two excellent performances for their wins and a creditable performance in their defeat against favourites Australia. Finishing second in their group, Wales ... Read More »

Missed opportunity for England

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Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express, regrets that England won’t have a mid-season international game in 2014. This is a modified version of an article that appeared in his Talking Rugby League column on Monday.   The England squad gathered in Loughborough this week for a mid-season get-together as part of their preparations for this year’s Four Nations tournament to ... Read More »