Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Rugby League News


Half Time Report: New Zealand 22 Samoa 4

Defending champions New Zealand made a bright start to their defence of the Rugby League World Cup with a converted 11th minute try from Josh Hoffman, the score coming after a superb pass from Sonny Bill Williams in the build-up. Skipper Simon Mannering crossed four minutes later and then 20-year-old winger Roger Tuivasa-Sheck scored with a superb dive in the ... Read More »

Full Time Report: PNG 8 France 9

France held out for a dramatic one-point win over PNG at Craven Park after PNG fullback David Mead missed a kickable penalty goal in the last minute when France had been penalised for offside. PNG had recovered from a two-point interval deficit with Josiah Abavu crossing for a try two minutes into the second half but, despite a lengthy period of ... Read More »

Half Time Report: PNG 4 France 6

France had a narrow lead over Papua New Guinea at half time of their game in Hull on the second day of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. France had opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Thomas Bosc ghosted through the PNG defence. Bosc converted his own try. It took PNG 11 minutes to hit back with winger ... Read More »

Fiji name squad for Ireland encounter

Fiji coach Rick Stone has named his 19-man squad ahead of their game against Ireland at Rochdale on Monday (8pm) Fiji squad: Jayson Bukuya, Petero Civoniceva (capt), Kane Evans, Aaron Groom, Marika Koroibete, Apisai Koroisau, Daryl Millard, Kevin Naiqama, Wes Naiqama, Alipate Noilea, Semi Radradra, Vitale Roqicq, Ashton Sims, Korbin Sims, Tariq Sims, James Storer, Akuila Uate, Eloni Vunakece, Sisa ... Read More »

Ireland name squad for Fiji match

Ireland head coach Mark Aston has named his 19-man squad to play Fiji at Spotland Stadium, Rochdale on Monday (8pm) Ireland squad: Dave Allen, Luke Ambler, Bob Beswick, Damien Blanch, Danny Bridge, Ben Currie, Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Kurt Haggerty, James Hasson, Rory Kostjasyn, Stuart Littler, James Mendeika, Tyrone McCarthy, Anthony Mullally, Eamon O’Carroll, Apirana Pewhairangi, Pat Richards, Brett White. Read More »

Full Time Report: Wales 16 Italy 32

A superb performance from centre Aiden Guerra led Italy to victory at the Millennium Stadium. Italy held a 14-12 interval lead, Guerra crossing twice for the Azzurri with Josh Mantellato kicking three goals whilst Wales had tries from Ben Evans and Rhodri Lloyd with Lloyd White kicking two goals. Elliot Kear grabbed a try for the Welsh three minutes into ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Wales 12 Italy 14

TWO tries from centre Aiden Guerra helped Italy to a two-point interval lead over Wales at the Millennium Stadium. The Azzurri centre crossed first for the Italians on nine minutes after a storming midfield break from Paul Vaughan. Ben Evans dived on a Lloyd White kick that was deflected by Guerra for the Welsh on 15 minutes with Elliot Kear ... Read More »

Full Time Report: England 20 Australia 28

England’s Sam Burgess was placed on report by referee Henry Perenara as Australia opened their World Cup campaign with an eight-point victory in Cardiff. Burgess hit Australia’s Sam Thaiday high in a 63rd minute tackle as England fell to defeat in the tournament opener. After England had dominated the first 20 minutes and opened up a 10-point lead with tries ... Read More »

Samoan squad includes Hansen

SAMOAN head coach Matt Parish has named his 19 man squad to play New Zealand at Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday (6pm). The squad includes skipper Harrison Hansen who had been considered a doubt for the Samoan opener after limping off against England Knights a week ago. Parish has named the following players: Leeson Ah Mau, David Fa’alogo, Pita Godinet, ... Read More »

PNG name squad for French game

PAPUA NEW GUINEA have named their squad for their opening game of the 2013 World Cup against France at MS3 Craven Park on Sunday (4pm). Head coach Adrian Lam has selected the following players: Josiah Abavu, Paul Aiton, Dion Aiye, Wellington Albert, Ase Boas, Jason Chan, Neville Costigan (capt), Isreal Eliab, Richard Kambo, Enoch Maki, Larsen Marabe, Bosam Nene McDonald, ... Read More »