Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rugby League News


Sims follows in sister’s footsteps

FIJIAN brothers Ashton, Tariq and Korbin Sims are hoping that it’s their family name that is remembered from the World Cup rather than that of any other set of brothers involved. And the youngest of that trio, Korbin, made a good start with an impressive display in the pre-tournament warm-up against Rochdale including a genuine hat-trick in the opening ten ... Read More »

RLWC2013 match officials appointed

Rugby League World Cup 2013 organisers have confirmed the match officials for all of the group games. The Match Officials Appointments Panel consists of David Waite (Chairman), Daniel Anderson and Stuart Cummings. The match officials appointed by the Match Officials Appointments Panel are: From England: Phil Bentham, Richard Silverwood, Ben Thaler; James Child, Joe Cobb, Mark Craven, Robert Hicks, Chris ... Read More »

World Cup legacy to benefit whole sport – Wood

RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood is predicting that Rugby League World Cup 2013 will make a positive impact on the whole sport and leave a lasting for every Rugby League club and player in the UK. The 14-nation tournament, formally launched at Old Trafford today, opens on Saturday with a spectacular opening ceremony beneath the closed roof of Cardiff’s Millennium ... Read More »

RLIF announces Rugby League World Cup 2017 bid timetable

The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) have announced details of the next stage of the bidding process for Rugby League World Cup 2017. Following a request for expressions of interest in hosting the 2017 tournament, these were received from South Africa along with a joint approach from Australia and New Zealand. Both were approved and formal bids are now expected ... Read More »

Lokomotiva Beroun win Czech Grand Final

Lokomotiva Beroun has gone through a second successive CZRLA First Division season undefeated, after a 36-28 win over Zemní Stavby Vrchlabí (formerly the Mad Squirrels) in the Grand Final. Beroun, playing on home territory, went into the match as hot favourites but unlike last year’s Grand Final – which they won 50-0 against Prague Vikings – they were made to ... Read More »

England fall to an Italian job

ENGLAND 14 ITALY 15 By Liam Williams A drop-goal by Josh Mantellato two minutes from the end of gripping match gave Italy a shock victory over England by the narrowest of margins. It was little more than an Italy team coached by Salford-born and raised Carlo Napolitano deserved at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford as England suffered the ultimate ... Read More »

Hardaker shines as Knights put Samoa to the sword

ENGLAND KNIGHTS 52 SAMOA 16 By Liam Williams England Knights avoided an early scare to beat Samoa 52-16 largely thanks to a man-of-the-match performance from Zak Hardaker and a hat-trick by Jack Hughes. Despite conceding the opening try, England Knights were in full control for large parts of the match, and led 22-10 at the break with tries from Sam ... Read More »

Battling Bravehearts beaten by plucky Papuans

SCOTLAND 20 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 38 Gavin Willacy at Big Fellas Stadium, Featherstone Scotland got everything they wanted from their only pre-World Cup warm-up – apart from a win. Papua New Guinea took advantage of the many changes Scotland made throughout the game and scored two late tries to turn an entertaining and close encounter into an apparently comfortable victory. ... Read More »

Wigan star appointed Samoa captain

Rugby League Samoa have announced the appointment of Harrison Hansen as Toa Samoa Captain. Hansen is the longest serving member in the team since 2007 and currently plays for Wigan Warriors. Samoa Coach Matt Parish noted Hansen’s outstanding character both on and off the field when he appointed the captain. “Harrison has been outstanding since day one with his attitude ... Read More »

Tomahawks stun France

USA continued their preparations for Rugby League World Cup 2013 in impressive style, beating France 22-18 in Toulouse on Friday evening. Following what was described as “the most important victory in the Tomahawks’ surging journey”, team personnel were quick to pay tribute to American National Rugby League president David Niu, who has been a driving force for the game in ... Read More »