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NRL chief Dave Smith wants to see international expansion

NRL chief Dave Smith wants to see international expansion

Martyn Sadler talks to NRL Chief Executive Dave Smith about the World Cup and the future of international Rugby League. MS: You came to England for the later stages of the World Cup. What were your impressions? DS: “The World

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Could England RL play Australia RU?

Could England RL play Australia RU?

The RFL is denying a story that broke out in a Sydney newspaper on Sunday suggesting that England or Great Britain would take on Australian rugby union’s Wallabies in a hybrid code game at Wembley Stadium on 6 December next

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Thierry Alibert steps down from Super League role

Thierry Alibert steps down from Super League role

French official Thierry Alibert has stepped down from his role as a Super League referee. The 42-year-old, who has refereed in three World Cups, has been appointed as Head of Match Officials with the French Rugby League Federation. “After the

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The ten best games from RLWC2013

The ten best games from RLWC2013

Looking back at the World Cup as a whole, there have been some truly memorable matches. The Aussies may have given the best performance of the tournament at Old Trafford, but in terms of the quality of the contests I

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The Australians yet again prove their mettle

The Australians yet again prove their mettle

“You can’t always get what you want,” sang the Rolling Stones many moons ago. And by and large that is very true. It was certainly true last Saturday, when most of the 75,000 crowd almost certainly wanted a game as

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Can we stop the Australian juggernaut?

Can we stop the Australian juggernaut?

Call it killer instinct … call it whatever you like. But on Saturday the Australians showed why they are simply the best in the Greatest Game of All. Leading 34-2 with eight minutes left to play, did they ease up?

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Off the field interview: Ryan Hall

Off the field interview: Ryan Hall

In a continuation of a new series, RYAN HALL, of Leeds Rhinos and England, tells JOE WHITLEY about his life off the field, including a shaving superstition and watching Ben Westwood and Sam Burgess wrestle… JW: What is the best

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Morris happy to put body on the line

Australia winger Brett Morris says his run-in with advertising hoarding at Old Trafford on Saturday was a small price to pay for his side’s fourth try. The 27-year-old pounced on a Jarryd Hayne kick in the 52nd minute and slid

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Slater backs Thurston for Golden Boot

Australian fullback Billy Slater is tipping his team-mate Johnathan Thurston to win this year’s Golden Boot as the world’s best player. Thurston was voted the Man of the Match in Saturday’s World Cup Final, as Australia registered a convincing 34-2

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Is the World Cup really over?

Can that really be it? Most of us never wanted it to end, especially as it did on Saturday with a heavily one-sided final. New Zealand didn’t do themselves justice and Australia’s excellence was unquestionable, showing just how cruel sport

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