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DECISION TIME: The calls Steve McNamara has to make

DECISION TIME: The calls Steve McNamara has to make

With England’s international programme just a few days away, talk is already feverish about the selection dilemmas Steve McNamara has to make this year. Arguably McNamara’s most competitive and talented squad in years has been assembled for the one-off Test

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England win, Australia should be third, says Widdop

England win, Australia should be third, says Widdop

England half-back Gareth Widdop believes that a win for Steve McNamara’s men in this year’s international series against New Zealand should see the English leapfrog Australia in the world rankings. With Australia not playing any post-season games through choice this

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Former England coach says Burgess should have stayed in RL

Former England coach says Burgess should have stayed in RL

Phil Larder, the man who coached the England Rugby League team during the 1990s, has revealed to national radio station talkSPORT that he thinks Sam Burgess should have STAYED in Rugby League. Larder, who was also part of the England

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Tomkins a doubt for England opener against France

Tomkins a doubt for England opener against France

Sam Tomkins is an injury doubt for England’s Test match against France at Leigh on Saturday. England head coach Steve McNamara has revealed the full-back is still troubled by the knee problem that sidelined him during New Zealand Warriors’ season

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Thaler and Sutton to referee first two games of Kiwi series

Thaler and Sutton to referee first two games of Kiwi series

Super League Grand Final referee Ben Thaler and Australian referee Gerard Sutton will officiate game one and game two of the International Series between England and New Zealand. Thaler, who refereed this year’s Grand Final, has been awarded game one

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Smith quits as NRL CEO

Smith quits as NRL CEO

NRL Chief Executive Dave Smith will quit his post on 30 November, following a media conference today in which ARLC Chairman John Grant revealed the news alongside Smith, who was first appointed almost three years ago. Smith suggested that it was the ideal

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Roby keen to play against France

Roby keen to play against France

England and St Helens hooker James Roby is itching to get out on to the field and return to the international stage this Saturday when England face France at Leigh Sports Village (2.00pm). Roby, who missed the Four Nations last

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Agar praises French troops

France coach Richard Agar revealed his satisfaction after his team picked up their first win of the European Championship with a 31-14 victory over Ireland. Two tires from Catalans’ Tony Gigot helped France secure a precious win, with Catalans teammates Jordan

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Ireland make Aston “proud” despite defeat

Ireland make Aston “proud” despite defeat

Ireland coach Mark Aston spoke of his satisfaction after his Ireland side pushed France before falling to a 31-14 defeat in the European Championship. Aston’s men threatened to shock the French for a second year running as the teams went

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Wales and France win in opening weekend of European Championship

Wales and France win in opening weekend of European Championship

Holders Scotland were downed in the defence of their European Championship title as Wales registered their first triumph since 2010, winning 18-12 in Wrexham. “I’m absolutely delighted,” said Wales coach John Kear. “In the first half we played a controlled,

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