Monday, October 20, 2014
Rugby League News


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 »

Kiwis name team to face Papua New Guinea

Kieran Foran will captain his country for just the second time, and for the first time in this Rugby League World Cup, when the Kiwis take on Papua New Guinea on Friday night. With Simon Mannering, the Kiwis’ regular skipper, being rested for this match, Foran will assume the duties he held mid-season in Canberra against the Kangaroos, when injury ... Read More »

Roets calls for Welsh support

Welsh centre Christiaan Roets is calling on the people of Neath to turn up in their droves to support Wales when they visit The Gnoll to take on the Cook Islands on Sunday in Rugby League World Cup 2013 (kick-off 2pm). The Crusaders centre had a two-year spell with the Scorpions before moving north, and he is hoping that the ... Read More »

Fisher proud of Bravehearts’ campaign

Ben Fisher feels that Scotland’s Rugby League World Cup 2013 will go down as a success despite what happens on Thursday as the Bravehearts look ahead to their final Group C/D game against the USA at Salford City Stadium (8.00pm). Having drawn with Italy at the weekend, Scotland must beat the Tomahawks in Thursday night’s showdown to retain a realistic ... Read More »

Focused Tomahawks aim for Bravehearts

Despite their scintillating form at Rugby League World Cup 2013, USA full-back Kristian Freed insists that the Tomahawks are not letting their sights wander anywhere but their next game, against Scotland at Salford City Stadium on Thursday (8.00pm). In their debut World Cup, Terry Matterson’s side sit alongside defending world champions New Zealand and tournament favourites Australia as the in-form ... Read More »

Kiwi clash a highlight

Bradford Bulls Chief Executive Robbie Hunter-Paul is urging Rugby League fans to get to Headingley Carnegie on Friday night to see the World Champions New Zealand take on Papua New Guinea. Hunter-Paul, who played 33 times for New Zealand between 1997 and 2006, believes the clash could be one of the highlights of the pool stages. Looking ahead to the ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Tonga 22 Cook Islands 16

A record crowd of 10,544 at the Leigh Sports Village saw Tonga hold on for a six-point victory against the Cook Islands. Tonga held an 18-10 interval lead with both sides restricted to one try each in the second half. Cook Island wing Chris Taripo recorded a hat trick with a terrific dive in corner and added the conversion himself ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Tonga 18 Cook Islands 10

Konrad Hurrell not only made his mark on this cross group encounter but also on the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Hurrell broke through the Cook Island defence and then barnstormed his way over and through Cook Island fullback Drury Low to score one of the truly memorable tries of the tournament. Tonga’s fullback Glenn Fisi’iahi had linked with Sika ... Read More »

Rhinos sign Aiton

Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of Papua New Guinea hooker Paul Aiton, 28, from Super League rivals Wakefield Wildcats for an undisclosed fee. Aiton is set to lead Papua New Guinea in their crucial Rugby League World Cup clash with World Champions New Zealand at Headingley Carnegie this Friday, kick off 8pm. The hooker was Wakefield’s Player of the ... Read More »

Australia and Samoa requests for replacement players

A request by Australia to change a player in their World Cup squad has been denied by tournament officials, though Samoa have had a similar request granted. Samoa had asked to replace Reni Maitua with Tony Puletua. Due to injuries the Samoa squad has been reduced to 21 players and the loss of three players in similar positions was considered ... Read More »