Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Fiji name team for England match

Fiji head coach Rick Stone has named his 19 man squad to play England at KC Stadium on Saturday (14:30) Peni Botiki Jayson Bukuya Petero Civoniceva Kane Evans Aaron Groom Apisai Koroisau Daryl Millard Ryan Millard Kevin Naiqama Waisale Ligani Naiqama Vitale Junior Roqica Ashton Sims Korbin Sims Tariq Sims James Storer Akuila Uate Eloni Vunakece Sisa Ledua Waqa Semi ... Read More »

Tight-knit Ireland want to take spring out of Kangaroos’ step

Ireland forward Rory Kostjasyn was encouraged by Ireland’s performance in defeat against England, and wants his team to showcase their abilities ahead of their final Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A game against Australia at Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday (8.00pm). Kostjasyn, who plays his club Rugby League for North Queensland Cowboys, admits that England were the better side ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Scotland 22 USA 8

Scotland will need Tonga to draw with or beat Italy on Sunday if they are to progress to the quarter finals of the World Cup. Tonga can no longer qualify from Group and Scotland have the same points difference as the Italians ahead of the final game of the group. The Scots scored four unanswered tries in the second half ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Scotland 0 USA 8

Scotland had four first-half try claims ruled out in their clash against the USA in Salford. Alex Hurst, after Ben Hellewell had been stopped short on the opposite flank, was pulled back for a forward pass early on. Hurst was held up later on and moments later Danny Brough’s try was ruled out on review for an obstruction in the ... Read More »

England name team for Fiji match

England wing Ryan Hall is certain that his side can stay in contention to win Rugby League World Cup 2013 by following their victory over Ireland with another win when they face Fiji at the KC Stadium, Hull, on Saturday (2:30pm). The sides meet for their final game in Group A on Saturday afternoon when England will look to secure ... Read More »

Cool Aussies want to warm-up with win over Wolfhounds

Australia’s Nate Myles is enjoying his Rugby League World Cup 2013 campaign with the Kangaroos, as they look to round off their Group A fixtures with a win over Ireland at Thomond Park, Limerick, on Saturday (8.00pm). Australia kicked off their tournament by beating host nation England in Cardiff before going on to comfortably defeat Fiji at Langtree Park, St ... Read More »

Papua New Guinea name team to face New Zealand

Papua New Guinea’s Enoch Maki has been impressed with the support that his side received throughout Rugby League World Cup 2013, and despite losing each of their matches he is looking forward to tackling New Zealand at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, on Friday (8.00pm). The Papuans went down 38-4 to Samoa in their last Group B fixture, in a match ... Read More »

The World Cup and the media

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, suggests that Rugby League could do a lot to help itself get more coverage in the national media. This is a modified version of an article that appeared in this week’s newspaper.   After an initial surge of interest in the World Cup from the leading national newspapers, there was a clear decline ... Read More »

Smaller nations, and smaller clubs, do us proud

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, pays tribute to the World Cup’s smaller nations. This is a modified version of part of his ‘Talking Rugby League’ article in this week’s newspaper. The more you watch the World Cup, the more you realise that the tournament isn’t really about the big three of Australia, New Zealand and England. It’s really ... Read More »

Australia name team for Ireland match

Australia head coach Tim Sheens has named his squad to play Ireland at Thomond Park on Saturday (20:00) Billy Slater Jarryd Hayne Brent Tate Josh Morris Brett Morris Daly Cherry-Evans Cooper Cronk Paul Gallen Cameron Smith (C) James Tamou Greg Bird Sam Thaiday Nate Myles Interchange Boyd Cordner Robbie Farah Andrew Fifita Corey Parker Josh Papalii Johnathan Thurston Michael Jennings Read More »