Thursday, October 2, 2014
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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 »

New Zealand name team for Samoa match

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney has named his 19 man squad to play Samoa at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on Sunday (18:00) Jesse Bromwich Greg Eastwood Kieran Foran Bryson Goodwin Josh Hoffman Shaun Johnson Sam Kasiano Issac Luke Simon Mannering (C) Ben Matulino Sam Moa Frank-Paul Nuuausala Frank Pritchard Elijah Taylor Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Manu Vatuvei Jared Waerea-Hargreaves Dean Whare Sonny ... Read More »

France name team for Papua New Guinea match

France head coach Richard Agar has named his 19 man squad to play PNG at Craven Park, Hull on Sunday (16:00) Jean-Philippe BAILE William BARTHAU Andrew BENTLEY Kane BENTLEY Thomas BOSC Rémi CASTY Vincent DUPORT Olivier ELIMA Morgan ESCARE Theo FAGES Jamal FAKIR Benjamin GARCIA Clint GREENSHIELDS Kevin LARROYER Gregory MOUNIS Eloi PELISSIER Sébastien RAGUIN Mickael SIMON Frédéric VACCARI Read More »

Rugby League World Cup ticket sales soar

The biggest crowd ever for the opening day of a Rugby League World Cup will witness a spectacular Opening Ceremony and thrilling double header of matches under the roof at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday.The figure is already well in excess of the 41,271 who witnessed England’s stunning first-day win over Australia at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup, ... Read More »

Rugby League World Cup gets royal seal of approval

Players and representatives from all 14 nations competing in Rugby League World Cup 2013 will have the opportunity to gain royal support as they head to Clarence House to meet with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales next Tuesday 29 October. HRH The Prince of Wales will welcome RLWC2013 Tournament Director Nigel Wood and RLWC2013 General Manager Sally Bolton ... Read More »

Premier Sports to be shown on Virgin Media in time for RLWC2013

Premier Sports has announced an agreement with Virgin Media that will see RLWC2013 becoming available to the cable provider’s four million homes and bringing to an end years of negotiation. The announcement comes three years after the station began showing Rugby League’s Championship and Championship One games, and after the Parliamentary Rugby League Group intervened by writing to the Chief ... Read More »

Wales feel the World Cup buzz

Wales captain Craig Kopczak believes that the Welsh public will turn up in significant numbers to support the host nation ahead of their opening match against Italy at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday (4.30pm). All of the day’s events will be performed in front of an electric atmosphere beneath the stadium’s closed roof, as Wales play Italy after England ... Read More »

Widdop wants whole nation to unite behind England

Gareth Widdop wants the nation’s backing as England prepare for their Rugby League World Cup 2013 opening showdown against Australia at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday (2.30pm). England face the Kangaroos as part of a thrilling double-header, which also sees Wales take on Italy in the later kick-off (4.30pm), and which follows a must-see opening ceremony underneath the stadium’s ... Read More »

Australia seeking a ten

Martyn Sadler checks out the threat from Australia in the Rugby League World Cup 2013. The Australians come into every major Rugby League tournament as the favourites to win the trophy, and the Rugby League World Cup 2013 is no exception. Of the 13 previous World Cups, Australia have won nine of them. Don’t think that an Australian victory in ... Read More »