Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rugby League News


England name squad to face Australia in RLWC2013 opener

England have named a 19-man squad for Saturday’s opening Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A match against Australia at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (2.30pm). Coach Steve McNamara has added four uncapped players, including twin brothers George and Thomas Burgess. Huddersfield Giants forward Brett Ferres, who was drafted into the England World Cup squad earlier this week, is named alongside Wigan ... Read More »

Burrow believes inside knowledge is key for England

Rob Burrow insists England are fully focused on shooting down Rugby League World Cup 2013 favourites Australia when the two nations meet in Cardiff on Saturday. Rugby League’s greatest rivals kick-off the 14-nation tournament beneath the closed roof of the Millennium Stadium at 2.30pm when Burrow hopes inside knowledge could be the key for England. Five of England 24-man squad ... Read More »

Italy name team for Wales match

Italy head coach Carlo Napolitano has named his 19 man squad to play Wales at Millennium Stadium on Saturday (16:30) 1. Anthony Minichiello (C) 2. Joshua Mantellato 3. James Tedesco 4. Aiden Guerra 5. Chris Centrone 6. Ben Falcone 7. Ryan Ghietti 8. Anthony Laffranchi 9. Dean Parata 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Mark Minichiello 12. Cameron Ciraldo 13. Joel Riethmuller ... Read More »

Hungary and Greece prepare for first Test match

As the 2013 Rugby League World Cup gets underway, two fledgling nations will also take their first steps in battle on Sunday in their Test match debuts and with an eye on qualifying for the 2017 global extravaganza. The clash will take place in Margit-sziget (Margaret’s Island), an entertainment and leisure park in the middle of Budapest as the underdog ... Read More »

Australia name team for England match

Australia head coach Tim Sheens has named his 19 man squad to play England at Millenium Stadium on Saturday (14:30) 1. Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm) 2. Brett Morris (St George Illawarra Dragons) 3. Brent Tate (North Queensland Cowboys) 4. Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs) 5. Darius Boyd (Newcastle Knights) 6. Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys) 7. Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm) ... Read More »

Roby insists England are ready for Kangaroo challenge

England will kick off Rugby League World Cup 2013 against arch-rivals Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday (2.30pm), and hooker James Roby says there is no better team for them to face following their defeat to Italy. Steve McNamara’s side are looking to bounce back from their surprise 15-14 reverse, and Roby is looking to prove it was a ... Read More »

England drop Hock

England Rugby League have issued the following statement regarding the sudden exit of Gareth Hock from their World Cup squad. “As a result of serious breaches of team discipline that have fallen below the strict code of conduct as agreed by team management, Gareth Hock has been withdrawn from the England Rugby League World Cup squad with immediate effect. He ... Read More »

Ban rules Samoa player out of Kiwi clash

Tim Lafai of Samoa and England Knights players Brad Singleton have each been suspended for one match by an International Match Review Panel following an incident in the Rugby League World Cup 2013 warm-up fixture at Salford last Saturday. Both players accepted the punishment handed down by the specially-convened panel for punching in the 38th minute of the match. The ... Read More »

Ghana Championship launches

The Ghana Rugby League championship has kicked off in another milestone for the sport in West Africa. Seven clubs – Legon Skolars, Nima Rhinos, Nima Warriors, Monprobie Vikings, ECK Force, Famous City and Kaneshie Rugby League – will play a round-robin format totalling 21 matches over three months. In the historic first round, the clubs from Nima, a district in ... Read More »

Greek Championship kicks off

After months of preparation the inaugural Hellenic Rugby League Championship kicked off at the weekend. The opening match was played in Kifissos field, in western Athens, with the greater experience of visiting islanders Rhodes Knights overcame early resistance to defeat Pegasus Neos Kosmos 60-24. The second game, in Pantelis Nikolaidis stadium in Nikaea, Piraeus, saw Promitheas Rendi score first and ... Read More »