England’s World Cup group games ‘moved’ to BBC Two – does it matter to you?

This one has caused a fair bit of debate in the last 24 hours..! News emerged earlier this week that England’s three World Cup group games against Lebanon, France and Australia, all understood to be initially shown on BBC One, have now been moved across to BBC Two. Details surrounding the news came from reliable rugby league Twitter account, RugbyLeagueOnTV.…

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24-man England squad to face Affiliated States

Wayne Bennett will have his full squad available to him for England’s only game ahead of the Rugby League World Cup against Affiliated States on Friday, October 20 at nib Stadium. The game, which will kick off in Perth at 18:45 local time (11.45am BST), will be streamed live worldwide on rugby-league.com to all members of ‘Our League’, a free…

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Level 2 Match Officials Course in Wales

Match officials from Germany, England, Ireland and Wales have taken part in the latest RLEF Level 2 match officials course in Cardiff, part of the EU-backed Training and Education Portal project. RLEF tutor Danny McNeice led the activity, which was attended by eight other officials. “The group had a range of experience including former semi-professional officials in the RFL structure,”…

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RLEF Board Discusses Strategic Calendar

At a recent meeting in its new offices near London Bridge, the RLEF Board discussed the instigation of a wider European calendar, to include evolving the three-tier European Championship and expanding the age group competition. “We made clear progress on the subject of the European Championship,” said RLEF chairman Maurice Watkins. “All parties are keen to work together as we…

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Rhinos-backed Coaching Course in Cardiff includes 4 countries

Sixteen experienced coaches from England, Ireland, Germany and Wales met in Cardiff to participate in an RLEF Level 2 coaches course, held at the Sport Wales headquarters. Leeds Rhinos’ foundation coaches, Leon Crick and Chev Walker attended as project partners. Wales Rugby League national manager Idris Evans was joined by six Welsh candidates, with Anthony Loxton entered onto the RLEF’s…

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Australia Universities 46 – 18 England Universities

Friday 14th July, 1pm, Windsor Stadium, Sydney – Student Rugby League World Cup With star winger Jamie Anderson scoring a hat trick of tries, the Australians took their chances in key moments to qualify for Sunday’s decider in a match that was a lot closer than the final scores indicated. After the English held the early advantage on the back of some early…

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England lads patched up and fired up says Skipper

With his fellow players patched up after a bruising encounter with their Scotland counterparts, the England Universities captain, Jacob Morgan – while happy with their win against Scotland – believes that his side can only improve ahead of their finals appearance. “We were sloppy in areas; in the second half we weren’t completing our sets and making some some stupid…

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Wales Universities 4 – 22 England Universities

Sunday 9th July, 2pm, Windsor Stadium, Sydney Student Rugby League World Cup England avenged their tough defeat to Australia with a promising 22-4 victory over arch-rivals Wales at Windsor Sporting Complex on Sunday afternoon. Three unanswered tries in the opening 15 minutes saw England take an early 16-0 lead as Wales struggled to match their dominance, but despite having a man sent-off in…

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