England pass Denver Test with flying colours

England were too strong for New Zealand in Denver today, coming back from an early 12-0 deficit to win 36-18, with impressive performances all round, but in particular from backrower Elliott Whitehead, halfback Gareth Widdop and debutants from the bench Jake Connor and Tommy Makinson. The Kiwis took the lead on ten minutes through Esan Marsters after a Koki Nikorima…

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Rugby League’s USA adventure

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, considers the importance of tonight’s Test match between England and New Zealand in Denver, Colorado. Expansion has always been a dream for a significant number of Rugby League administrators and supporters, for whom the moniker of Rugby League as ‘The Greatest Game’ has always rung true, but with too few people across the…

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Kiwis seek closing win

The New Zealand Students’ tour of England reaches a climax on Saturday (26 May) with the Second Test against England Universities. The Kiwis will go into the contest, at Kingston Park, Newcastle, aiming to head home on a winning note. England prevailed 42-4 at the LD Nutrition Stadium, Post Office Road, Featherstone, last Saturday in an opening international which was…

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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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