Sunday, October 26, 2014
Rugby League News


Charnley prepared to fight for place against France

Josh Charnley is itching to be selected for England’s World Cup quarter-final clash against France this Saturday, which is being played at his home ground. The Wigan winger missed both the Ireland and Fiji matches due to a shoulder injury and realises he has a lot of work to do to get his place back after strong performances from Tom ... Read More »

Harris: In four years we’ll be formidable

Wales coach Iestyn Harris believes his side will be a real force when the next World Cup comes around. The 37-year-old’s side failed to register a point in his their 2013 RLWC campaign but Harris believes the signs were promising and that the next World Cup will be a different story. “Our pack is very good and solid, and within ... Read More »

McNamara: Don’t take France lightly

England coach Steve McNamara has told his side not to be complacent when they take on France in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final in Wigan. The English go into the game heavy favourites, having dispatched their cross-Channel opposition 44-6 and 48-4 in their last two meetings. McNamara doesn’t think it will be plain sailing this time, though: “I think Richard [coach, ... Read More »

Video: CCTV of Slater attack released

The CCTV footage showing Australian full-back Billy Slater getting attacked outside a Manchester bar on Saturday night has been released. It clearly shows the 30-year-old returning to Mojo on Bridge Street to fetch a coat he left behind. He went to the head of the queue to enquire and was immediately confronted for pushing in by a visibly intoxicated 40-year-old. ... Read More »

Prescott ‘superhuman’, says McNamara

England coach Steve McNamara has described the late Steve Prescott as ‘superhuman’. McNamara’s friend and former teammate at both England and Wakefield tragically passed away aged 39 last week after battling a rare and gruelling form of stomach cancer. Prescott was given just months to live back in 2006 but courageously fought his disease and did all he could to ... Read More »

Elliot Kear extends Bradford stay

Welsh winger Elliot Kear has signed a contract extension at Bradford Bulls, keeping him in West Yorkshire until 2015. The 24-year-old was on a two-year deal after signing from Crusdaers at the end of 2011. He has made 36 Super League appearances for the Bulls, scoring 12 tries. Coach Francis Cummins, who praised Kear for his World Cup form, said: ... Read More »

Ciraldo injury holds up return home

Italy second rower Cameron Ciraldo suffered a lacerated pancreas in the game against Tonga at Halifax on Sunday night and is likely to require surgery before being allowed to travel home. Ciraldo is due to take up a position in coaching and development at the Penrith Panthers after having completed his World Cup duties with the Italian side. He was ... Read More »

Full Time Report: France 6 Samoa 22

England will play France in the quarter finals on Saturday evening at Wigan following Samoa’s 22-6 victory in Perpignan. The Samoans will face Fiji in Warrington on Sunday to complete the quarter final line-up. A superb individual try from fullback Anthony Milford set the Samoans on their way in the second half. France centre Jean-Philippe Baile went near in the ... Read More »

Half Time Report: France 6 Samoa 6

Samoa had Mose Maso sent to the sin bin in a first half against France that saw three other incidents placed on report. Skipper Daniel Vidot had given the Samoans an early lead after picking up a Ben Roberts pass that had bounced before reaching the winger, Anthony Milford kicking the touchline conversion. The Samoans then had Leeson Ah Mau ... Read More »

France thrive off home advantage

Olivier Elima is excited about the prospect of France getting through to the Quarter-Finals of Rugby League World Cup 2013 but knows they have a tough test ahead of them as they play in-form at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium, Perpignan, tonight (8.00pm). The game is a must-win for France if they want to progress in the tournament but it is ... Read More »