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New eligibility rules should see fewer blowouts, says RLIF

New eligibility rules should see fewer blowouts, says RLIF

The Rugby League International Federation believe that a change to the rules when it comes to eligibility may mean less “blowout” scores in the future ahead of next year’s World Cup. Players can now play for a different country if

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Kear names Wales squad for World Cup Qualifiers

Kear names Wales squad for World Cup Qualifiers

John Kear has named his 29-man train-on squad for Wales’ 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers this autumn. Salford forward Craig Kopczak captains the side, with teammate Phil Joseph being named vice-captain. Fellow Super League stars Gil Dudson, Rhys Evans,

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Russia Names 29-Man Squad for World Cup Qualifiers

Russia Names 29-Man Squad for World Cup Qualifiers

Russia have named a 29-man squad for their 2017 Rugby League World Cup European Pool B Qualifiers against Ireland and Spain in October. Around half are debutants but five of them featured in the Qualifier for the 2008 World Cup against

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Ladbrokes to sponsor the Four Nations

Ladbrokes to sponsor the Four Nations

The RFL has announced an agreement with leading bookmakers Ladbrokes that will see them become the official title sponsor of this year’s Four Nations tournament. Already title sponsor of the Challenge Cup and a First Utility Super League partner in

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Successful Match Officials Seminar at St Helens

Successful Match Officials Seminar at St Helens

Seventeen match officials from 28 nations completed a course taking place in St Helens recently, as part of an ongoing EU initiative. The number of nations attending had doubled from last year, and with funding and support in place the

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New Zealand name David Kidwell as their new coach

New Zealand name David Kidwell as their new coach

After three years as assistant coach, David Kidwell has been appointed to guide the NZ Kiwis into next year’s Rugby League World Cup as head coach. Kidwell will fill the role on a full-time basis, replacing predecessor Stephen Kearney, who

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RLWC2017 European Qualifiers, Pool B preview

RLWC2017 European Qualifiers, Pool B preview

Russia, Spain and Ireland have begun preparations for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, Pool B European Qualifiers.  Having made the quarter-finals in the last three World Cup tournaments, Ireland will start as favourites, whilst Spain are looking to progress

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RLWC2017, European Qualifiers, Pool A Preview

RLWC2017, European Qualifiers, Pool A Preview

Serbia, Wales and Italy have begun preparations for the 2107 Rugby League World Cup, Pool A European Qualifiers.  Current European Champions, Wales start as favourites, the Serbs are looking for a passage to the main tournament for the first time

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England Wheelchair RL announce squad for Four Nations

England Wheelchair RL announce squad for Four Nations

Defending Wheelchair Rugby League Four Nations Champions England Have Announced Their Squad For The Upcoming Tournament In Rochdale This Month. Four debutants are amongst the squad, including Leeds Rhinos star Ryan Richardson. He replaces Halifax’s Harry Brown, who is currently in

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Wigan unsure on O’Loughlin’s England availability

Wigan unsure on O’Loughlin’s England availability

Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane has revealed he is not sure if club captain Sean O’Loughlin will be available to captain England in this year’s Four Nations: saying he has to think about the Warriors as a priority. O’Loughlin has

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