Thursday, January 29, 2015
Rugby League News


England Academy ready to do their country proud

Elliot Minchella

England Academy coach Richard Marshall believes his team are fully focused and ready to do their country proud ahead of their final Test against the Australian Schoolboys on Friday at Leigh Sports Village (7.00pm). England’s under-18s were narrowly defeated 18-22 last Saturday by the Schoolboys but Marshall says that the youngsters are eager to bounce back and have put together ... Read More »

England Academy name side to face Australia Schoolboys


England Academy head coach Richard Marshall has named his squad for the first test against Australia Schoolboys, which takes place at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday afternoon. Nine sides are represented – including Championship outfit London Broncos, with half-back Joe Keyes named in the starting line-up for the match. Leeds Rhinos have the biggest representation, with four of their players ... Read More »

England Academy v Australian Schoolboys preview

Elliot Minchella

England Academy coach Richard Marshall is happy with the way his squad have come together this week and is preparing them for a physical battle against the Australian Schoolboys on Saturday at Leigh Sports Village (2.00pm). The Schoolboys have already played warm-up games against an England Regional Academies team, Wigan Warriors Academy and Leeds Rhinos Academy and go into the ... Read More »

VIDEO: England Academy prepare for Aussies


Ahead of their first Test against the Australian Schoolboys on Saturday, hear from England Academy head coach Richard Marshall, as well as London’s Joe Keyes, Wigan’s Oliver Gildart and Hull’s Jansin Turgut ahead of the game at Leigh Sports Village. (Video courtesy of Super League TV) Read More »

Latest RLIF World Rankings revealed


For the first time since the rugby league world rankings were introduced, Australia’s position at the head of them is under threat. Should New Zealand – who beat the Kangaroos in the recent Four Nations final in Christchurch to pick up their first-ever trophy on home soil – defeat the Green and Gold’s in next year’s Anzac Test and England ... Read More »

Spanish Town High win Jamaican U19 trophy


Spanish Town High proved once more that they are the number one U19 rugby league high school in Jamaica, after a dramatic 14-12 win over St. Catherine High in the Grand Final. St. Catherine High led 12-10 with seven minutes remaining but a brilliant chip kick from Spanish Town’s Adrian Christie found winger Rameish Smith in space who reached over ... Read More »

Rhino Sutcliffe leads charge against Aussie Schoolboys


Liam Sutcliffe is among nine players with Super League experience heading into battle against the Australian Schoolboys when Leeds Rhinos’ Academy host the tourists tonight at Headingley Carnegie Stadium (KO 7pm). The Rhinos, who will be captained by hooker Robbie Ward, will also feature Jordan Baldwinson, Elliot Minchella, fullback Ashton Golding and winger Ash Handley, as well as Irish international ... Read More »

Tyrone McCarthy column: Energizing international RL II

Tyrone McCarthy Column

This is Part Two of Tyrone McCarthy’s column on how to develop and improve international Rugby League. Part One of his regular column can be viewed here.. A regular Five Nations should really be considered, running alongside a touring Lions team. Obviously a Lions team at the moment would be filled with the current England squad, but the Lions’ iconic ... Read More »

Tyrone McCarthy column: Energizing international RL

Tyrone McCarthy Column

Hull KR and Ireland forward Tyrone McCarthy gives his thoughts on how to improve and develop international Rugby League.. The Autumn internationals have been thrilling to follow, with England showing they aren’t too far away from the big two and New Zealand triumphing in the Four Nations, finally giving Australia some competition. In addition to this the European competition was ... Read More »

Ethiopia Rugby League awarded observer status


Following three years of development work in the state of Tigray, Ethiopia has been awarded official observer status by the RLEF, becoming the sixth African nation to be recognised. Centred around the Nicholas Robinson School in Mekelle, the sport is regularly taught to 1,300 children, aged between 7 and 17. The school’s senior sports teacher, Abebuker Ahmed Tadesse, is the ... Read More »