Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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O’Loughlin flattered by England captain talk

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Sean O’Loughlin will go head to head with the man he is tipped to succeed as England captain when Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos do battle in the penultimate round of First Utility Super League tomorrow night. The Wigan loose forward is seen as the most logical choice to lead England on their Four Nations tour of Australia and New ... Read More »

England to face New Zealand in 2015

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England will host New Zealand in a three-match international series in the autumn of 2015, the first time the two nations have met in this country since last year’s epic Rugby League World Cup semi-final. The series provides fans with their first opportunity to watch England on home soil since the last-minute defeat to the Kiwis at Wembley last November, ... Read More »

International: Spanish Rugby League dream becoming a reality

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The inaugural president of the Asociacion Espanol Rugby League has reflected positively on the organisation’s first year. Salomé Sansano Zapata, who oversaw the creation of the AERL last August and its affiliation as an Observer of the RLEF in December, said: “The origin of rugby league in Spain arose from the love for this sport from a small group of ... Read More »

Kangaroos and Maroons winger Brent Tate retires aged 32

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Australia and Queensland stalwart Brent Tate has called time on his 13-year career in the NRL after picking up a fourth serious knee injury in this year’s State of Origin series. The 32-year-old winger, who has made 229 appearances in the NRL for three clubs, has 26 Australia caps and 23 Origin appearances. He suffered a near career-ending neck injury ... Read More »

Comment: Five half-backs who can replace Kevin Sinfield

Who should Steve McNamara pick in place of Kevin Sinfield?

When Kevin Sinfield announced his retirement from international Rugby League yesterday, he cited wanting to blood the next generation as a reason for the decision. That’s because, despite being nearly 34, he was firmly in coach Steve McNamara’s plans and would have almost certainly started alongside in-form NRL star Gareth Widdop in next month’s Four Nations. There is now a ... Read More »

Opinion: Five candidates to replace Sinfield as England captain

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The Rugby League world is still reeling from the shocking news that England captain Kevin Sinfield has announced his retirement from the international game – leaving Steve McNamara in search of a new captain for this year’s Four Nations. Sinfield was widely expected to lead England into battle for the tournament, with no suggestion that his international career was about ... Read More »

Vote now: Did Kevin Sinfield make the right decision?

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Yesterday evening, Leeds Rhinos captainKevin Sinfield called time on a 13-year international career. The 33-year-old said: “I would like to thank Steve, not only for choosing me to captain England, but also for the support and guidance he has given me over the last few years. I would like to thank my family who have always supported me throughout my ... Read More »

Video interview: Kevin Sinfield on England retirement

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In this video, provided by Super League TV, Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield explains his reasons for calling time on a 13-year international career. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can ... Read More »

Kevin Sinfield retires from international RL

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Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield MBE has announced his retirement from international Rugby League with immediate effect. The Oldham-born international has been capped 26 times for England dating back to his debut in 2000. He received a further 14 caps for Great Britain during that period.  Sinfield has appeared in the last three World Cups and has scored ... Read More »

RLEF hold successful annual council meeting

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Twenty-four nations from three regions – the Americas, Europe and Middle East-Africa – attended the twelfth Annual Council Meeting and fifth RLEF Conference in London. “The Council meeting was certainly the most energetic yet,” said Maurice Watkins, RLEF chairman. “The membership is increasingly involved and contributing in a very practical way to the direction in which the RLEF travels.” “Participation ... Read More »