Saturday, September 20, 2014
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England

England name team to face Italy

England coach Steve McNamara has named 20 of his 24-man Rugby League World Cup 2013 squad in the team to face Italy in the first ever senior international between the nations at Salford City Stadium on Saturday (4.30pm). Warrington Wolves forward Ben Westwood is ruled out through suspension after receiving a one-match ban in the Super League Grand Final earlier ... Read More »

England Knights team named to face Samoa

England Knights coach Kieron Purtill is confident that his young charges will rise to the challenge when they face Samoa at Salford City Stadium on Saturday (2.00pm). The Knights go into the match from an intensive training camp at Loughborough University and boosted by the presence of senior England squad members Zak Hardaker, the Leeds Rhinos full-back, and South Sydney ... Read More »

England Academy stars aiming high

England Academy coach John Winder has challenged his young stars to raise the bar even higher when they face Wales Academy in the second junior Test at Taffs Wells RFC near Cardiff on Friday night. The English youngsters delivered an impressive display to defeat their Welsh counterparts 38-0 in the opening fixture at the same venue on Sunday when Winder ... Read More »

Chase relishing first Salford outing

England international and new Salford Red Devils player Rangi Chase has expressed his excitement ahead of playing in his new club home when England face Italy at Salford City Stadium in a Rugby League World Cup 2013 warm-up match on Sunday October 19 (4.30pm). Chase is currently away with Steve McNamara’s England squad in Potchefstroom, South Africa, as part of ... Read More »

Under-16s go free for England warm-up game

RLWC2013 in partnership with the Salford-based social landlord, City West Housing Trust, has announced that children will be admitted free to the international friendly, England v Italy (Salford City Stadium, Saturday October 19, 4.30pm). As part of the same partnership, Under-16s will also be able to watch the preceding match for free (England Knights v Samoa, same venue, 2.00 pm), ... Read More »

Westwood available for World Cup opener

Ben Westwood of Warrington Wolves will be available for selection for England’s opening fixture of Rugby League World Cup 2013 despite being suspended for a Grade B punch in the Super League Grand Final. Westwood pleaded guilty to punching Wigan Warriors half-back Blake Green in the second minute of the match and was banned for one match when he faced ... Read More »

England Knights name 19-man squad to face Samoa

England Knights coach Kieron Purtill has named a 19-man squad for the upcoming friendly against Samoa at Salford City Stadium on Saturday October 19 (2.00pm). The squad features players from 10 different Super League clubs, including six from the 2013 Super League Grand Finalists – Dom Crosby, Sam Powell, Scott Taylor and Iain Thornley of Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves ... Read More »

Three Burgess brothers named in England World Cup squad

England RL coach Steve McNamara and his coaching staff today named a 24-man squad for the Rugby League World Cup 2013 taking place in England and Wales including two players uncapped at international level – South Sydney Rabbitohs twin brothers George Burgess and Tom Burgess. Alongside the uncapped duo, third Burgess brother Sam is in the squad for the first ... Read More »

Ellis announces international retirement

England player Gareth Ellis has today announced his retirement from international Rugby League with immediate effect, ruling himself out of selection for Rugby League World Cup 2013. The 32-year-old second row has reached his decision following consultation with England coach Steve McNamara and officials at Hull FC, the club he captained to the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final and Super League ... Read More »

Gillette shows continued support for England Rugby League

The RFL and Gillette are delighted to announce a two-year extension of the brand’s decade-long partnership with the sport and the England Rugby League team. This will see Gillette continue as England’s main sponsor for Rugby League World Cup 2013, when its logo will feature on the national team’s playing strip. The partnership also enters its second decade with a ... Read More »