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International: John Kear handed Wales job

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Batley Bulldogs boss John Kear has been appointed as coach for the Welsh national team. The 59-year-old, who has plenty of international experience having coached both England and France, takes over from Iestyn Harris, who left the post for the Salford Red Devils in April. His first tournament will be the European Championships in autumn when Wales face France, Scotland ... Read More »

Kane Krlic named Dutch national coach

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Netherlands Rugby League has appointed Kane Krlic as its new coach. He has formerly worked for the RFL and Sheffield Eagles as a community officer, with development clubs in the Midlands and the University of Derby team. “It’s an exciting opportunity, rugby league in the Netherlands has huge potential,” said Krlic. “I see the role as a long term project, ... Read More »

International: Four Nations tickets go on general sale

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Tickets for the Rugby League Four Nations double-header at Suncorp Stadium go on sale to the general public today on the NRL website. The 2014 end of season tournament features World Champions and Four Nations title holder Australia, co-hosts New Zealand, England and Samoa. Suncorp Stadium will play host to the opening blockbuster with all four competing nations in a ... Read More »

European Championship report: Czech Repbulic v Malta

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GAME 2 – CZECH REPUBLIC 8 MALTA 34 Report by Phil Caplan A hat trick from full back Andrew Muscat was the highlight as Malta made it one win from two in European Championship C, beating the Czech Republic 34-8 at the Tis Rugby League Field, Havlickuv Brod. A crowd of over 300 saw the hosts take the lead in ... Read More »

Wood hails Commonwealth Nines success

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The Rugby League Commonwealth Championships was a huge success according to Rugby League International Federation Chairman Nigel Wood and it will develop from the inaugural tournament in Scotland last week into a major date in the Rugby League  international calendar. And Wood, who is also the chief executive of the RFL, declared the two-day festival of Nines in North Lanarkshire as the perfect start for Rugby ... Read More »

JJB meets Gareth Thomas

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First published in Rugby League World, Issue 352 (Aug 2010) WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, ALFIE? Welsh rugby union legend Gareth Thomas has been interviewed about many things, many times but here, for the first time ever, he talks publicly to a fellow professional player, our resident Super League star JAMIE JONES-BUCHANAN about his life on and off the field and ... Read More »

Rugby League returns to Cardiff Arms Park

Gen-14

Wales Rugby League are taking three matches to Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 27th July thanks to sponsorship from Cardiff International Pool. The six-hour event will showcase three different levels of competitive Rugby League and will be headlined by the Kingstone Press Championship 1 fixture between South Wales Scorpions and London Skolars which will kick-off at 3pm. Two hours earlier ... Read More »

JJB meets Lee Briers

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First published in Rugby League World, Issue 364 (Aug 2011) My school life didn’t really come to anything. I got six A’s and they all stood for Absent! SIMP-LEE THE BEST JJB meets Warrington’s talismanic half-back Lee Briers. It was my privilege to meet up with a real rugby legend this month who is quite literally one of the defining ... Read More »

PNG win Commonwealth Championship

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Papua New Guinea has won the inaugural Commonwealth Rugby League Championship, defeating Australia 22-8 in the final of the Nines competition in Cumbernauld. The tournament is an exhibition sport for the Commonwealth Games, and is likely to have a similar status when the 2018 Commonwealth Games are held on the Gold Coast in Australia. Wales took the bronze medal, beating ... Read More »

Australia to face PNG in Commonwealth Nines Championship Final

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Australia will face Papua New Guinea later this afternoon in the final of the Commonwealth Championship being held in Cumbernauld this weekend. The Australians defeated Canada 20-0 in their semi-final, while Papua New Guinea won a very tight semi-final 12-6 against Wales. It means that Wales will take on Canada in a game to decide third place. Meanwhile England will ... Read More »