Monday, December 22, 2014
Rugby League News


Cherry-Evans has a “big chance” of facing England


Australia stand-off Daly Cherry-Evans is expected to face England this Sunday after Kangaroos officials revealed he is set to resume full training tomorrow. The Manly star, 25, injured his hip against New Zealand on Saturday and was taken off at half time. He began treatment immediately and made great progress before having to leave the Kangaroos camp on Monday when ... Read More »

Shaun Edwards has high hopes for England


Former Great Britain half-back Shaun Edwards is confident that Steve McNamara’s young England squad has what it takes to beat Australia in Melbourne on Sunday. The Wigan legend has played against some of Australia’s most famous players and believes Tim Sheens’ side will be fired up this weekend after losing to New Zealand last week – but not unbeatable. “The ... Read More »

England: Burgess brothers want to make history


Ahead of this weekend’s key Four Nations clash with Australia, England TV sat down with star props George and Tom Burgess and discussed everything from what it would mean to defeat the Aussies to what it’s like to play in Melbourne. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more ... Read More »

England team celebrate Samoa win with waterpark visit


Following their gritty 32-26 win over Samoa last Saturday, the England team travelled to White Water World waterpark on Queensland’s Gold Coast for some more team bonding and recovery. In this video, supplied by England TV, you can watch the likes of Josh Charnley, Elliott Whitehead and Sam Tomkins sampling the slides and having a laugh together. Let’s hope they ... Read More »

England: Tomkins and Hill discuss Rorke’s Drift shirt

Sam Tomkins models the Rorke's Drift jersey

As you may know already, England will face Australia on Sunday in a special red and white hooped kit designed to commemorate the 1914 national side that defeated Australia with just nine men to seal a memorable series win. In this video, provided by England TV, fullback Sam Tomkins and prop Chris Hill discuss what the shirt means to them ... Read More »

Greek second division championship underway


Further to the national side’s success in the Balkan Championship and European C, three new teams – taking the total to five – will play in the Greek Second Division Championship this season. For the first time, all will face each other home and away as the Hellenic Federation looks to build greater opportunities, especially for the increasing number of ... Read More »

Harrison: 1992 Lions can inspire England in Melbourne

Former Halifax coach Karl Harrison. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls assistant coach Karl Harrison believes that England can take inspiration from the 1992 Great Britain Lions team when they face Australia in Melbourne on Sunday in the 2014 Four Nations. The 1992 Lions remain the last British side to beat Australia in Melbourne and Harrison played at prop in two of the three-Test series. The first Test in ... Read More »

Sione Mata’utia: A young breadwinner and record breaker


I never saw Reg Gasnier’s first Test appearance for Australia back in 1959. At the time I was a schoolkid living in the country and had to be content to listen to a radio broadcast of the match that crackled with sounds of static. It was the First Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground against the touring Kiwis, won 9-8 ... Read More »

Four Nations: All the squads for this weekend’s matches


New Zealand v Samoa Saturday November 1, 4pm (local), Toll Stadium New Zealand 1 Peta Hiku 2 Jason Nightingale 3 Dean Whare 4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall 5 Manu Vatuvei 6 Kieran Foran 7 Shaun Johnson 8 Jesse Bromwich 9 Issac Luke 10 Adam Blair 11 Simon Mannering (c) 12 Kevin Proctor 13 Jason Taumalolo Substitutes 14 Lewis Brown 15 Suaia Matagi ... Read More »

Four Nations: Luke in, Leuluai out for New Zealand

Issac Luke (middle) taking on the Australian defence at RLWC2013. ©RLPhotos

South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke has been named in New Zealand’s squad to face Samoa on Saturday after serving a suspension that also saw him miss the NRL Grand Final at the start of October. The 27-year-old, who is recognised as one of the world’s finest hookers, replaces former Wigan half Thomas Leuluai in the squad. Other changes to ... Read More »