England targeting nothing less than winning the World Cup, insists O’Loughlin

Sean O’Loughlin admits that he worried the opportunity to captain England in a World Cup had passed him by – but he insists that, ahead of Friday’s opener against Australia, they are targeting nothing less than winning the whole competition. At the age of 34, O’Loughlin will lead England in this weekend’s game against Australia in Melbourne – just 12…

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New York franchise already inundated with interest from players and coaches

This story first appeared in this Monday’s League Express. To ensure you get content like this delivered to your smart device every Sunday night with no need to wait until Monday, click here.  The man behind the New York franchise which has applied to join the Rugby Football League in 2019 has revealed how they have already been inundated with…

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The perfect companion to the World Cup

League Express editor MARTYN SADLER reviews the latest Rugby League book to hit the bookshelves. My colleague Richard de la Rivière used to be the editor of Rugby League World magazine and he currently writes the ‘On This Day’ column for League Express. So he’s obviously interested in both the history and geography of Rugby League. And, in pursuing those…

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Leuluai at hooker for Kiwis

New Zealand have named Wigan’s Thomas Leuluai at hooker for their World Cup opener with Samoa. Leuluai, who has spent the vast majority of his career in the halves, with instead play alongside Kodi Nikorima and Shaun Johnson. Adam Blair will captain the side with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Jordan Rapana feature in the backs. Meanwhile, Castleford halfback Ben Roberts will…

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