Jamaica ready for France clash in Perpignan [tomorrow 13/10/17]

Reggae Warriors’ manager, Glenn Morrison has a 20-man squad in Perpignan, in preparation for tomorrow night’s historic international at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. Included in his Jamaica squad is full-back, Ashton Golding, who played 18th man for his Leeds Rhinos side last weekend, when they won the Super League Grand Final. It will be the first time the two nations…

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Lebanon name World Cup squad

Lebanon have become the final nation to name their World Cup squad. 11 NRL stars have been named, with former New South Wales hooker Robbie Farah named as their captain. Lebanon, who will be coached by former Australia halfback Brad Fittler, also boast the talents of Parramatta star Mitchell Moses and Canterbury hooker Michael Lichaa. They are among the nations…

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Wales and Germany name Test Squads for Cardiff

Wales Dragonhearts – made up of players from their domestic competition – and Germany have named their squads for the international this Saturday at Glamorgan Wanderers, Cardiff (kick-off 3pm).  The sides met in Germany last year, with the Welsh getting home 40-32 in a superb contest. Valley Cougars provide most representatives with nine in total, in a Dragonhearts’ squad drawn…

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Welsh confirm line-up for German clash

WALES Dragonhearts have named their 19-man squad to take on Germany this Saturday at Glamorgan Wanderers in Cardiff (kick-off 3pm) writes Ian Golden. The process for selection has been going on since the end of July when a Probables side beat a British Army side at Stebonheath Park in Llanelli. Following this in September, the North Wales Origin side narrowly…

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Scotland name youthful squad for 2017 Rugby League World Cup

Scotland have named seven uncapped players in their World Cup squad – including brothers Kane and Andrew Bentley of Toulouse Olympique. They are joined by a clutch of Super League stars including Warrington three-quarter Matty Russell, Wigan winger Lewis Tierney, St Helens prop Luke Douglas, and Scotland’s most-capped player, Huddersfield’s Danny Brough, who captains the side again. They are among…

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David Collier to leave role in Rugby League International Federation

David Collier is stepping down as chief executive of the Rugby League International Federation when his contract runs out next May. Collier, who spent 10 years as chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board, was the Federation’s first full-time officer when he was appointed in March 2015. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in this role and have met…

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Serbia Claim Balkan Championship

Serbia claimed the second Balkan Championship in Belgrade, at the weekend, convincingly beating holders Greece 50-8 in the deciding game. Serbia’s power up front proved decisive, Miloš Zogović and Rajko Trifunović claiming try doubles for the hosts as they crossed nine times in all. “Having given the chance to some of our younger players to gain international experience,“ said Serbian…

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TotalRL writers share their thoughts on the England squad

Matthew Shaw (TotalRL Editor) It’s to be expected that any England squad reveal will be met with disapproval by the majority due to the widespread opinions we have on the game. But overall I’m not particularly surprised with Wayne Bennett’s 24-man squad for the upcoming event, and I think England have a strong squad. Kevin Brown’s inclusion is the most questionable.…

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Rugby league does not have a problem with drugs, says Denis Betts

England assistant coach and Widnes boss Denis Betts has denied that rugby league has a serious problem with drugs. Betts, who had to suspend one of his own players in Rangi Chase for failing a drugs test earlier this season, was speaking just days after it had emerged Castleford fullback Zak Hardaker had tested positive for cocaine. But he insisted…

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