Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Samoa announce team to face England Knights

Samoa have named a 25-man squad for their Rugby League World Cup 2013 warm-up fixture against England Knights at Salford City Stadium tomorrow (2.00pm). The starting line-up features 2013 Super League Grand Final winner Harrison Hansen of Wigan Warriors and St Helens centre Iosia Soliola. Frank Winterstein of Widnes Vikings is named on the bench for a match that will ... Read More »

Italy name team to face England

Italy have named two players from 2013 NRL Grand Final winners Sydney Roosters in their starting team to face England in the first ever senior international between the two nations at Salford City Stadium tomorrow (4.30pm). The Azurri are captained by Roosters full-back Anthony Minichiello and feature his team-mate Aiden Guerra at centre in a strong line-up for a match ... Read More »

PM’s good luck wish for World Cup

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has sent a good luck message to Rugby League World Cup 2013 teams, fans and Team 13 Volunteers. “After years of planning and months of build-up, Rugby League World Cup 2013 is about to get underway and, after over a daecade away, it’s great to see it back in Britain once again,” said Cameron. “Now ... Read More »

England Academy aim for series whitewash

England Academy coach John Winder has challenged his side to improve on their 38-0 win over Wales Academy, when the nations meet for the second and final junior Test at Taffs Wells RFC near Cardiff on Friday evening (6.30pm). The Academy have been in camp since October 11, and Winder wants to round off what has been a so far ... Read More »

Greeks get ready to kick off

The Hellenic Federation of Rugby League has released the fixtures for the inaugural Greek club championship, due to kick off this weekend. Promitheas Rendi, AEK Kokkinias, Pegasus Neos Kosmos, Aris Petroupolis and Rhodes Knights will take part in the competition. A sixth club, Neapoli, will play fixtures against second XIIIs from Aris and Pegasus in a sign of the growing ... Read More »

England name team to face Italy

England coach Steve McNamara has named 20 of his 24-man Rugby League World Cup 2013 squad in the team to face Italy in the first ever senior international between the nations at Salford City Stadium on Saturday (4.30pm). Warrington Wolves forward Ben Westwood is ruled out through suspension after receiving a one-match ban in the Super League Grand Final earlier ... Read More »

England Knights team named to face Samoa

England Knights coach Kieron Purtill is confident that his young charges will rise to the challenge when they face Samoa at Salford City Stadium on Saturday (2.00pm). The Knights go into the match from an intensive training camp at Loughborough University and boosted by the presence of senior England squad members Zak Hardaker, the Leeds Rhinos full-back, and South Sydney ... Read More »

Russell puts himself in the show

A year ago Matt Russell was hot property: so much so he swapped a future as Sam Tomkins’ back-up at Wigan Warriors for a season in the sun at Gold Coast in Australia. He spent the year in Queensland, playing Under-20 Rugby League, unable to break into the Titans’ NRL team. Meanwhile back in Britain, Tomkins was frequently absent from ... Read More »

Harris happy with shape of his Wales squad

Wales coach Iestyn Harris says that he is happy with the shape of his squad as they prepare to begin their Rugby League World Cup 2013 campaign. Wales warmed up for the tournament with a comfortable 62-12 victory over a Welsh Select XIII at Colwyn Bay’s Eirias Park on Tuesday evening. The game was the squad’s final hit out ahead ... Read More »

Strictly dazzling opening for World Cup

Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have confirmed details of the hotly-anticipated Opening Ceremony at the Millennium Stadium on October 26. Involving specially-designed lighting, original music, and a dance extravaganza created by some of the UK’s leading choreographers, the spectacular opening to RLWC2013 will involve more than 1,500 performers. Noted classical singer Camilla Kerslake will sing ‘God Save The Queen’ ... Read More »