Hull star accounted for ten of England’s points

JAKE CONNOR was the local hero as England kicked off their three-Test series against New Zealand with an 18-16 win. Playing on his home ground, the Hull star accounted for ten of his side’s points in front of a 17,649 crowd. There was also a stylish debut try for Wigan’s Oliver Gildart as Wayne Bennett’s team came from behind to…

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Kiwi victory over Australia sets up England Test series

New Zealand held off a late Australian comeback to gain a 26-24 victory today at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, teeing up the autumn Test series against England perfectly under their coach Michael Maguire, who was appointed in May this year. The Kiwis came into the game with a new captain in Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, who was delighted with his team…

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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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