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Nigeria Rugby League gets Observer status from RLEF

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The RLEF has accepted an application by Rugby League Nigeria to become an Observer of the federation, meaning that a second West African country is now recognised, following Ghana. “This is a testimony to all the work done so far, and will greatly serve as an elixir to greater speed in the development of rugby league in Nigeria,” said association ... Read More »

Scotland mix old and new in European Championship squad

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Scotland have included 12 members of their World Cup squad that reached the quarter-finals in their player pool for the upcoming European Championships. Head coach Steve McCormack has named a 27-man squad, which will be reduced to 20 ahead of the opening game against Wales at Workington’s Derwent Park on Friday 17 October. As the Super League play-offs reach their ... Read More »

Opinion: Who McNamara should pick for England v Samoa

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In just over three weeks, a year-long itch for international Rugby League will be scratched in style when Australia face New Zealand and England take on Samoa at the Suncorp Stadium to kick off the 2014 Four Nations tournament. It’s the moment most of us have been waiting for all year and it’s going to be fascinating to see how ... Read More »

Six of the Best: England wildcards for Four Nations

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This Sunday represents an important moment in the international calendar, as England boss Steve McNamara will name the 24 men he has selected to go on tour to Australia and New Zealand for the Four Nations. After an initial train-on squad of 34 was named earlier this year, there will be plenty of high-profile stars who will be missing out ... Read More »

International: GC Foster win Jamaican championship

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GC Foster College have defeated Liguanea Dragons 36-16 in the JRL Grand Final to be crowned National Club Champions, and in so doing ended their 2014 campaign unbeaten with 12 wins. Played in front of large and energetic crowd at the University of the West Indies Mona Bowl, the Fostodians led from start to finish on the back of some ... Read More »

Ferguson to miss Scotland Euro campaign

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Scotland have been dealt a blow ahead of the European Championships, after star forward Dale Ferguson revealed to the Telegraph and Argus that he is set to miss the tournament this Autumn. Ferguson has had an injury-hampered first season at Bradford Bulls in 2014 and, after speaking to Scotland boss Steve McCormack – as well as club coach James Lowes ... Read More »

Australia could pick untested full-back for Four Nations

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Australia head coach Tim Sheens has revealed he could pick a completely untested full-back for the upcoming Four Nations tournament, in order to leave the likes of Jarryd Hayne and Greg Inglis beefing up the outside backs. Hayne and Inglis are the two obvious choices to replace regular full-back Billy Slater, who will miss the tournament after opting to undergo ... Read More »

Brough still in our plans, says Scotland boss

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Scotland head coach Steve McCormack says that Huddersfield star Danny Brough could play for the Bravehearts this autumn. McCormack told League Express: “I’ve spoken to Danny regularly, and I know that he would like to play. “The bottom line is it all depends if he’s fit. We’ll discuss the situation with Huddersfield and Danny, but that’s a discussion that will ... Read More »

Wales name squad for European Championship

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Wales coach John Kear has named a 22-man squad for the 2014 Rugby League European Championships this October and November. The line-up is picked from 14 clubs across four professional leagues, with players from the table-topping sides of both Super League and the Championship being represented. Matty Fozzard from St Helens, who finished top of Super League, is one of ... Read More »

Billy Slater ruled out of next month’s Four Nations

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Australia’s World Cup fullback Billy Slater is the latest star to drop out of the upcoming Four Nations Tournament in Australasia. He was scheduled to undergo major shoulder surgery in Melbourne on Monday. Slater is the latest in a growing list of withdrawals from the squad that beat New Zealand 30-18 in the Anzac Test in May. Darius Boyd, Paul ... Read More »

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