O’Loughlin backs England coach

O’Loughlin backs England coach

ENGLAND captain Sean O’Loughlin has praised coach Steve McNamara for the work he’s done ahead of what could be his final game in charge of the national side this weekend. Following the Kiwis’ 9-2 win in London on Saturday, the

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New Zealand assistant heaps praise on England skipper

New Zealand assistant heaps praise on England skipper

[follow_me] New Zealand assistant Kelvin Wright has highlighted England captain Sean O’Loughlin as their biggest threat ahead of the third test. The Wigan loose-forward scored the final try of the first test to secure England victory, whilst also impressing as

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Schofield says McNamara must leave post as England head coach

Schofield says McNamara must leave post as England head coach

[follow_me] Former Great Britain captain Garry Schofield insists Steve McNamara has to leave his post as England head coach, regardless of Saturday’s result. McNamara’s contract as England boss expires after the winner takes all test match on Saturday, with speculation around

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OPINION: Can McNamara change England’s style to beat the Kiwis?

OPINION: Can McNamara change England’s style to beat the Kiwis?

Martyn Sadler, the editor of League Express, wonders whether England coach Steve McNamara has what it takes to make the changes necessary to secure victory against New Zealand at Wigan on Saturday. This is an updated version of an article

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Thaler to referee decisive test series match

Thaler to referee decisive test series match

Super League referee Ben Thaler has been appointed referee for the decisive third game between England and New Zealand in Wigan on Saturday. Thaler took charge of the first match between the two teams at the KC Stadium, which England

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Reflections on England’s defeat to New Zealand

Reflections on England’s defeat to New Zealand

League Express editor Martyn Sadler gives his reaction to England’s performance in a disappointing 9-2 defeat by New Zealand. England’s defence was outstanding, conceding just one try, and that was probably a try that could be excused, having been created by

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McNamara: “Nothing between the two teams”

McNamara: “Nothing between the two teams”

[follow_me] Steve McNamara has expressed his pride despite England’s 9-2 Test series defeat to New Zealand. A staunch defensive effort from England saw them restrict the Kiwis to just a penalty goal in the first-half despite their line coming under intense

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New Zealand draw level with Olympic Park victory over England

New Zealand draw level with Olympic Park victory over England

New Zealand won a dour encounter 9-2 against England today at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London in the first major Rugby League game to be played at the new venue which attracted a respectable capital city attendance

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Taupau relishing second clash with England

Taupau relishing second clash with England

New Zealand star Martin Taupau says the Kiwis are preparing for a war ahead of the second Baskerville Shield Test match on Saturday. Following their 26-12 defeat to England last weekend, the Kiwis must win at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday

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England must improve if they are to win the second test

England must improve if they are to win the second test

It took them a while to get going, but England eventually ran out deserved winners in the first match of the Baskerville Shield series against New Zealand, winning 26-12 at the KC Stadium. Steve McNamara’s side were simply brilliant in the

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