Thursday, October 23, 2014
Rugby League News


Full Time Report: Tonga 22 Cook Islands 16

A record crowd of 10,544 at the Leigh Sports Village saw Tonga hold on for a six-point victory against the Cook Islands. Tonga held an 18-10 interval lead with both sides restricted to one try each in the second half. Cook Island wing Chris Taripo recorded a hat trick with a terrific dive in corner and added the conversion himself ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Tonga 18 Cook Islands 10

Konrad Hurrell not only made his mark on this cross group encounter but also on the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Hurrell broke through the Cook Island defence and then barnstormed his way over and through Cook Island fullback Drury Low to score one of the truly memorable tries of the tournament. Tonga’s fullback Glenn Fisi’iahi had linked with Sika ... Read More »

Rhinos sign Aiton

Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of Papua New Guinea hooker Paul Aiton, 28, from Super League rivals Wakefield Wildcats for an undisclosed fee. Aiton is set to lead Papua New Guinea in their crucial Rugby League World Cup clash with World Champions New Zealand at Headingley Carnegie this Friday, kick off 8pm. The hooker was Wakefield’s Player of the ... Read More »

Australia and Samoa requests for replacement players

A request by Australia to change a player in their World Cup squad has been denied by tournament officials, though Samoa have had a similar request granted. Samoa had asked to replace Reni Maitua with Tony Puletua. Due to injuries the Samoa squad has been reduced to 21 players and the loss of three players in similar positions was considered ... Read More »

Full Time Report: PNG 4 Samoa 38

Samoa weathered a spirited PNG fightback in the second half to record a resounding victory in east Hull. Jessie Joe Nandye charged over after a good run from Josiah Abavu six minutes after the interval but that unconverted try was all that PNG could offer. Midway through the second period Sauaso Sue reached over to score by the posts with ... Read More »

Half Time Report: PNG 0 Samoa 28

Anthony Milford was superb in attack and Sia Soliola dominant in defence as Samoa ran-in five first-half tries to be in a commanding position at half-time. It took just 80 seconds for the Samoans to open their account as they took advantage of an error-strewn start by PNG. Suaia Matagi reached over and Milford converted. On nine minutes Antonio Winterstein ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Scotland 30 Italy 30

Scotland and Italy shared 60 points in an end-to-end encounter at Derwent Park. After the Scots had come out of the half-time break with a two-point lead it went score for score with Danny Addy the first over in the second half after good work from Ben Hellewell and Brett Carter following a Danny Brough kick. Italy hit back when ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Scotland 14 Italy 12

Scotland held a narrow two-point lead over Italy in Workington at half time of their Group C encounter. Both countries recorded wins in their first outings in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup but neither dominated this Derwent Park encounter. Scotland built a 14-point lead after a penalty goal from Danny Brough got them off the mark on 15 minutes. ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Wales 16 USA 24

The USA Tomahawks made it two wins from two thanks to a comprehensive second half showing in Wrexham. After leading 8-4 at the break – and after defending a sustained period of Welsh pressure early in the second half – the Tomahawks scored three consecutive tries to extend their lead to 24-4 with 17 minutes remaining. It wasn’t until the ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Wales 4 USA 8

The USA Tomahawks held a narrow advantage at half time of their Group D clash with Wales in Wrexham. Stand-off Joe Paulo once again played a big part for the USA having a hand in each of their two first half tries. However, it was Wales who opened the scoring, on 16 minutes Rhys Williams raced down the left wing ... Read More »