Valiant Bravehearts exit the World Cup with Samoa draw

Scotland may have been reeling earlier in the week from the impact of three players having been sent home, but they recovered their spirit to secure a 14-14 draw with Samoa in Cairns, outplaying Samoa for much of the game largely thanks to their playmaker Danny Addy. Sadly for the Scots, however, Samoa will progress to the quarter-finals with a…

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Tonga shock Kiwis with second-half fightback

Tonga scored 26 second-half points to stun New Zealand with a thrilling 28-22 victory in front of a full house today at Waikato Stadium, qualifying for a World Cup quarter-final against Lebanon or France, while the Kiwis will now play Fiji in the quarter-finals that begin next weekend. The Tongan hero was David Fusitua, whose hat-trick in the second half…

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PODCAST: Steve Price, Andrew Henderson and the World Cup latest

The new episode of the League Express Podcast is out now! This week, Aaron and Matt sit down for an exclusive, feature-length interview with new Warrington coach Steve Price on why he took the job, the challenges of coming to Super League and plenty of questions on the Wolves’ transfer activity. Plus, they chat with Andrew Henderson on why he…

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Parliamentary Group calls for international recognition for rugby league

The UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group has called on the General Assembly for International Sports Federations (GAISF) to recognise the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) as the world governing body of rugby league. The RLIF has been consistently and repeatedly rejected in its bid to be recognised as a standalone sport from rugby union, with the latest snub coming…

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Rugby League World Cup seen as third-tier in southern hemisphere, says John Kear

Wales coach John Kear says this year’s Rugby League World Cup is a wake-up call for sides in the northern hemisphere – before saying the competition as viewed as ‘third tier’ south of the Equator. Kear has overseen two crushing defeats for Wales so far at this year’s tournament, ahead of their final game against Ireland this weekend. Their hopes…

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England winger Jermaine McGillvary cleared of biting allegation

England winger Jermaine McGillvary has been cleared of an allegation of biting. McGillvary was charged with contrary conduct and ordered to appear before a hearing today (Wednesday) – where he entered a plea of not guilty after Lebanon captain Robbie Farah accused him of biting. He was charged by the Match Review Committee on Monday morning (November 6) after England’s…

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