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What’s in League Express: October 31 edition

What’s in League Express: October 31 edition

It’s been another pivotal week of Rugby League – and as always, League Express has the most comprehensive coverage of a huge seven days for the sport at all levels. With England falling behind in the early race to make

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England suffer agonising defeat to New Zealand

England suffer agonising defeat to New Zealand

Shaun Johnson once again proved to be the scourge of England with a masterful performance to consign Wayne Bennett’s men to defeat in the opening weekend of the Four Nations. Johnson scored an exceptional interception try before kicking the decisive

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McCormack backs Scotland to improve

McCormack backs Scotland to improve

Scotland head coach Steve McCormack praised his side, but acknowledged that improvement was needed. The Bravehearts stemmed the tide to eventually end on the wrong side of a 52-12 scoreboard against Australia. Having conceded over a point per minute during

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Meninga pleased with selection headache

Meninga pleased with selection headache

Australia head coach Mal Meninga praised a number of his squad’s reserve players, but confirmed they may not feature in the rest of the Four Nations tournament. With one eye on the Kangaroos’ upcoming matches with New Zealand and England,

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Aussies secure comfortable win in Four Nations opener

Aussies secure comfortable win in Four Nations opener

Australia proved to be far too strong for Scotland tonight, winning 54-12 in the opening game of the Four Nations tournament at Hull KR’s Lightstream Stadium. They took an early grip on the game with four tries in the first

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Bennett confirms Williams and Farrell will miss out

Bennett confirms Williams and Farrell will miss out

England coach Wayne Bennett has confirmed that Wigan duo George Williams and Liam Farrell are the two players from his 19-man squad who will miss out for Saturday’s Four Nations opener against New Zealand. Williams and Farrell have both impressed

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World Cup Qualifiers, Pool A – Italy v Wales preview

World Cup Qualifiers, Pool A – Italy v Wales preview

The Azzurri, fresh from a comprehensive 62-14 win in Serbia, have picked the same 19 to meet Wales at the Stadio Brianteo in Monza tomorrow (Saturday), to decide the Pool A automatic qualifiers for the 2017 World Cup. With the

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England and Australia can claim World No.1 in Four Nations

England and Australia can claim World No.1 in Four Nations

New Zealand’s world number one ranking will be up for grabs in the Ladbrokes Four Nations Series which gets under way on Friday night.  The Kiwis go into the tournament in pole position despite losing their last three matches but

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World Cup Qualifiers, Pool B, Ireland v Russia preview

World Cup Qualifiers, Pool B, Ireland v Russia preview

To face Russia in their Pool B decider at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, on Saturday, Ireland have brought in Warrinton Wolves duo, Joe Philbin and debutant Toby King – who will play alongside brother George. The pair replace Haydn

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Five reasons England CAN win the 2016 Four Nations

Five reasons England CAN win the 2016 Four Nations Updated

Home advantage It may be less important in some sports, but the tribalistic nature of rugby league – especially at international level – makes home advantage huge. Australians and New Zealanders often speak about the atmospheres in this country –

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