Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Missed opportunity for England

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Martyn Sadler, the editor of Rugby League Express, regrets that England won’t have a mid-season international game in 2014. This is a modified version of an article that appeared in his Talking Rugby League column on Monday.   The England squad gathered in Loughborough this week for a mid-season get-together as part of their preparations for this year’s Four Nations tournament to ... Read More »

I expected tough England squad, says McNamara

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England head coach Steve McNamara insists he was fully prepared to pick his toughest England squad yet, after the 34-strong party met at Loughborough earlier this week. McNamara has drawn criticism for leaving the likes of Kevin Brown and Marc Sneyd out of the squad, but a clutch of youngsters have been named in what appears to be an exciting ... Read More »

I thought England chance had gone, says Zak Hardaker

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Leeds Rhinos and England star Zak Hardaker admits he thought he had blown his chance of playing for England all over again, after his latest ban for his club. Hardaker left England’s World Cup squad under a dark cloud last year, but has been one of the stars of Super League 2014 with a string of impressive performances. However, his ... Read More »

Michael Shenton: It’s great to be back in England fold

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In this video, provided by Super League TV, Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton talks about his joy of returning to the national squad. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform of your choice. Read More »

Tom Makinson: I thought England call-up was a prank

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In this video, provided by Super League TV, three of England’s newest call-ups – Alex Walmsley, Tom Makinson and Daryl Clark – discuss what it means to be involved with the national squad. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total ... Read More »

Video: England team work out in the gym

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In this video, provided by Super League TV, England stars Brett Ferres and Chris Hill take you through their gym routine with the England squad at this week’s mid-season training camp. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League ... Read More »

Steve McNamara: England have unfinished business

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In this video, provided by Super League TV, England boss Steve McNamara reveals his plans for the squad ahead of this autumn’s Four Nations tournament. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby League on the social media platform of ... Read More »

England to go 11 months without game

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England head coach Steve McNamara has confirmed that his side will not play a warm-up game in the lead up to the Four Nations, meaning they will go almost a year without playing together. After last year’s World Cup exit to New Zealand, McNamara’s side have been unable to play a mid-season game in 2014. And, speaking to reporters at ... Read More »

Video: England internationals on bringing back Great Britain

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In this week’s League Express newspaper, Martyn Sadler wrote that he wants to see Great Britain play in the Four Nations and would like to have a State of Origin style match that will pick the team, with England facing the combined Celtic nations. Here, in the latest episode of Total Rugby League TV, England internationals Richie Myler and Kyle ... Read More »

Hull KR: Hodgson targeting Four Nations place

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Hull KR hooker Josh Hodgson is targeting a place in England’s Four Nations squad, but understands it will be difficult given the number of high quality players vying for the number nine shirt. The 24-year-old has comfortably been the Robins’ best player in 2014, with seven tries, eight assists, 562 tackles, 246 carries and nearly 1,700 metres. He was included ... Read More »