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Matterson to guide USA

Terry Matterson will take charge of the United States side during the World Cup later this year. The former Castleford coach succeeds Brian Smith, who stepped down on Thursday because of a pressing family engagement. Matterson, who is currently assistant coach at North Queensland Cowboys, is the Tomahawks’ third head coach in two months after former Bradford boss Matthew Elliott ... Read More »

England Knights name 19-man squad to face Samoa

England Knights coach Kieron Purtill has named a 19-man squad for the upcoming friendly against Samoa at Salford City Stadium on Saturday October 19 (2.00pm). The squad features players from 10 different Super League clubs, including six from the 2013 Super League Grand Finalists – Dom Crosby, Sam Powell, Scott Taylor and Iain Thornley of Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves ... Read More »

Three Burgess brothers named in England World Cup squad

England RL coach Steve McNamara and his coaching staff today named a 24-man squad for the Rugby League World Cup 2013 taking place in England and Wales including two players uncapped at international level – South Sydney Rabbitohs twin brothers George Burgess and Tom Burgess. Alongside the uncapped duo, third Burgess brother Sam is in the squad for the first ... Read More »

Brough to captain Scotland

Scotland Rugby League have announced that their captain at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup will be scrum-half Danny Brough. “We are lucky to have a number of outstanding players representing us in this year’s World Cup,” said Scotland head coach Steve McCormack. “Danny has had a fantastic season both individually and as captain of the Huddersfield Giants. His leadership ... Read More »

French TV deal for World Cup

Rugby League World Cup 2013 has confirmed that beIN SPORT have been granted exclusive rights to broadcast matches live in France. beIN SPORT is a global network of sports channels jointly owned and operated by Qatari Sports Investments. It currently operates three channels in France and two channels in the USA. Their RLWC2013 coverage will be anchored by Rodolphe Pires, ... Read More »

Ellis announces international retirement

England player Gareth Ellis has today announced his retirement from international Rugby League with immediate effect, ruling himself out of selection for Rugby League World Cup 2013. The 32-year-old second row has reached his decision following consultation with England coach Steve McNamara and officials at Hull FC, the club he captained to the Tetley’s Challenge Cup final and Super League ... Read More »

Gillette shows continued support for England Rugby League

The RFL and Gillette are delighted to announce a two-year extension of the brand’s decade-long partnership with the sport and the England Rugby League team. This will see Gillette continue as England’s main sponsor for Rugby League World Cup 2013, when its logo will feature on the national team’s playing strip. The partnership also enters its second decade with a ... Read More »

Huge Dance Programme launched for Rugby League World Cup 2013

More than 3,000 dancers are being recruited to take part in spectacular celebrations across the UK for Rugby League World Cup 2013. The dancers will be led and inspired by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, who was part of the team who delivered the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, and one of the country’s most exciting young choreographers, James Wilton.  Together they’re creating a ... Read More »

Duffy joins Scotland team

Scotland have appointed former scrum-half John Duffy to their coaching team for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup. Duffy, who retired from playing following a persistent back injury, has been coaching at his former club Leigh Centurions and within the regional development programme as well as running Scotland Exiles Under-18s and assisting Scotland at the recent Student World Cup. Duffy ... Read More »

Dynamic duo

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 390 (Oct 2013) Robbie Hunter-Paul hopes that the World Cup provides one final great stage for two of the modern game’s most celebrated players. Will Benji Marshall and Sonny Bill Williams, two of the genuine superstars of our sport, play for New Zealand in this year’s Rugby League World Cup? Marshall has already ... Read More »