Leeds Beckett take on the Kiwis!

NEW ZEALAND STUDENTS will open a three-match tour of England tomorrow (Wednesday 16 May) with a game against Leeds Beckett. The fixture, at Kirkstall, kicks off at 2.00pm. The Kiwis will then meet England Universities on Saturday (19 May, 2.15pm) in a curtain-raiser to the Betfred Championship clash between Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post…

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Women’s World Cup Semi-Finals: Results

New Zealand and Australia will meet in the World Cup Final, to be played immediately before the men’s final, after beating England and Canada respectively. New Zealand 52-4 England Australia 58-6 Canada Final to be played Saturday 2nd December at 5:45 at Brisbane Stadium Match reports from both women’s semi-finals will be in Monday’s issue of League Express 

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England Women open with win

England’s Women came from behind twice early on to open their World Cup 2017 account with a win over a determined Papua New Guinea side. The Lioness’ took charge of the game after half an hour with three late tries in the first half securing an 18-8 half time advantage. Match Highlights from @England_RL v @PNGOrchids#ENGvPNG#WRLWC2017 pic.twitter.com/zJX8fgpZTs — RLWC2017 (@RLWC2017)…

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QUARTER FINAL SQUADS NAMED

Captain Frank Pritchard and halfback Ben Roberts, who missed Saturday’s 14-14 draw with Scotland, will return to the Samoa side for Friday’s quarter-final against Australia in Darwin, while lock Leeson Ah Mau has been recalled to the starting line-up. Papua New Guinea coach Michael Marum has also named star five-eighth Ase Boas for Sunday’s quarter-final showdown with England in Melbourne…

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Tonga shock Kiwis with second-half fightback

Tonga scored 26 second-half points to stun New Zealand with a thrilling 28-22 victory in front of a full house today at Waikato Stadium, qualifying for a World Cup quarter-final against Lebanon or France, while the Kiwis will now play Fiji in the quarter-finals that begin next weekend. The Tongan hero was David Fusitua, whose hat-trick in the second half…

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Leuluai at hooker for Kiwis

New Zealand have named Wigan’s Thomas Leuluai at hooker for their World Cup opener with Samoa. Leuluai, who has spent the vast majority of his career in the halves, with instead play alongside Kodi Nikorima and Shaun Johnson. Adam Blair will captain the side with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Jordan Rapana feature in the backs. Meanwhile, Castleford halfback Ben Roberts will…

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Kangaroos despatch Kiwis in Smith’s 50th Test

Australia gave a superbly clinical performance today at GIO Stadium in Canberra, defeating New Zealand 30-12 after being 24-0 ahead at half-time. In what was Australian captain Cameron Smith’s fiftieth game for his country, the result was never in doubt after Josh Dugan jumped to catch Johnathan Thurston’s kick over the defence to touch down on twelve minutes, with Thurston…

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Rugby League World Magazine – The truth about Scottish Rugby League and more. Out Now

The Bravehearts of Scotland were the surprise package of the 2016 Four Nations and their captain Danny Brough graces the cover of the new issue of Rugby League World Magazine which features a special, in-depth investigation into the true state of Rugby League north of the English border. Was that sensational draw against the Kiwis in the Four Nations the…

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Kiwis coy about their selections

New Zealand coach David Kidwell has refused to reveal his lineup for the Four Nations final, and even his players had claimed as late as Friday that they have been left in the dark, although they were expecting to be told at dinner on Friday night. Kidwell has admitted that he’s decided who will play at stand-off to replace the injured Thomas Leuluai, with most observers suggesting that…

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