Monday, January 26, 2015
Rugby League News


Hall try should have stood, says Hetherington


The debate over whether Ryan Hall’s contentious “try” against Australia should have stood refuses to go away, with Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington revealing he believes the try should have stood. Hall appeared to have grounded the ball with his finger during the final minute of England’s 16-12 loss to the Kangaroos on Sunday – a result which means ... Read More »

Could the England Knights have played in 2014?


With the demand and interest growing in international Rugby League, it’s encouraging to see so much action being played out all over the world. The game is still only 12 months on from the most successful World Cup in its history, and there is plenty to be done to keep the development of the international game going. Regular readers of ... Read More »

Tom Burgess a doubt for England-New Zealand clash


England may be forced into a change from their proposed team for this weekend’s crunch Four Nations clash against New Zealand, after it has emerged prop Tom Burgess sat out their latest training session in preparation for the game. England know a win by 10 points will be enough to seal a spot in the Wellington final next weekend – ... Read More »

I would play Whitehead, says John Kear


Former England coach John Kear believes England should play Elliott Whitehead in their Four Nations showdown with New Zealand this Saturday – with Joel Tomkins being one the one to miss out in Kear’s mind. There have been growing calls for Whitehead to be involved in Steve McNamara’s side after an incredible first full season at Catalan Dragons, which saw ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock wants Rugby League Six Nations competition

Peacock received 47 international caps during his career

Former England and Great Britain captain Jamie Peacock has suggested the possible introduction of a Six Nations tournament into international Rugby League, after admitting more needs to be done to expand the game at the very top level. Peacock believes that players are still keen to play more international games, despite a hectic schedule at domestic level every year. And ... Read More »

Phil Bentham to referee New Zealand v England

Phil Bentham. ©RLPhotos

Super League’s top referee Phil Bentham has been selected to officiate Saturday’s crunch Four Nations clash between New Zealand and England. The 43-year-old is the latest official to take charge of matches involving the country of his birth after Gerard Sutton and Henry Perenara refereed Australia and New Zealand’s matches at the weekend. What do you think about this story? ... Read More »

England: McNamara names unchanged side for Kiwi clash

George Burgess retains his place in the front row

England coach Steve McNamara has named his 17-man squad for Saturday’s crucial Four Nations match with New Zealand – and it is exactly the same side that narrowly lost to Australia on Sunday. Indeed, Wigan duo Dan Sarginson and Sean O’Loughlin – both absent from the tournament opener against Samoa – are set to start, as are hooker Josh Hodgson ... Read More »

Four Nations highlights: Australia v England


Miss the game yesterday? Worry not, here you can find extensive video highlights from Australia v England at AAMI Park in Melbourne. 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 also connect ... Read More »

Video: England arrive in Dunedin to traditional Haka


Steve McNamara and his England team arrived in Dunedin earlier today ahead of Saturday’s do-or-die clash with New Zealand. In this video, kindly provided by England TV, a group of locals greet the national side with a traditional Haka welcome. One can’t help but think Saturday’s rendition will carry a touch more intensity (and probably be a little shorter!). What ... Read More »

Wounded England must crack on, says O’Loughlin


England captain Sean O’Loughlin admits his side are still reeling from Sunday’s controversial loss to Australia but is confident they have what it takes to recover in time to take down New Zealand on Saturday morning. Steve McNamara’s squad arrived in Dunedin today to begin preparations for this weekend where a 10-point victory would guarantee a place in next week’s ... Read More »