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Lowes lands England post

Lowes lands England post

James Lowes has been appointed as an assistant to England Rugby League coach Steve McNamara ahead of the international matches against France and New Zealand this autumn. Lowes, 45, the head coach at Bradford Bulls, where he played alongside McNamara, will replace

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New Zealand star ruled out

New Zealand star ruled out

New Zealand Warriors have confirmed that international halfback Shaun Johnson shall miss the rest of the season after breaking his ankle. The 24-year-old suffered the injury during Saturday night’s NRL clash against Manly at Mount Smart Stadium. Johnson broke his fibula and partially dislocated

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English Colleges to take on Czech Under-20s

English Colleges to take on Czech Under-20s

A 19-man tour group representing English Colleges has arrived in the Czech Republic to play two games against the Czech Under-20s in Vrchlabí. The first match is tonight (Friday, 18:00 kick-off) with the second on Sunday (14.00 kick off) after

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PNG team to “hunt, kill and eat” Australians, says politician

PNG team to “hunt, kill and eat” Australians, says politician

A Papua New Guinean politician has sparked controversy in the world of rugby league, after he told parliament that the country’s national rugby league team is ready to “hunt down, kill and eat” their Australian and New Zealand counterparts. PNG’s

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South Africa to host World Cup qualifiers against Lebanon

South Africa to host World Cup qualifiers against Lebanon

The venue and format for the Middle East Africa qualifier for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup has changed. The contest between Lebanon and South Africa, which will determine the eighth nation of 14 to go to the finals in

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PNG will “hunt down, kill and eat” Australian players

PNG will “hunt down, kill and eat” Australian players

A Papua New Guinea MP has told parliament that the country’s national rugby league team is ready to “hunt down, kill and eat” Australian players. Ben Micah, who is the state enterprise minister for Papua New Guinea, told the rest

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Marshall angrily denies website reports over Scotland

Marshall angrily denies website reports over Scotland

New Zealand and St George half-back Benji Marshall has hit out at reports from a website suggesting he is interested in playing for Scotland. The UK website noted that Marshall had met with Scotland coach Steve McCormack – something he

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Italy win in Ukraine to bolster World Cup hopes

Italy win in Ukraine to bolster World Cup hopes

An early, six-minute, genuine hat trick from Lions Brescia winger Nicola Bellotti and a second half shut out of the hosts, ensured that Italy will take their place in the 2016 European Qualifiers for the following year’s World Cup, after

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USA chooses 35-man squad for Canada series

USA chooses 35-man squad for Canada series

After six weeks of USARL competition, the growing strength of the domestic game in the USA has been illustrated in the initial 35-man Hawks train-on squad, which has been named to face Canada for a two-game series in September and

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Scotland to open Euro Championship defence against Wales at Wrexham

Scotland to open Euro Championship defence against Wales at Wrexham

The full schedule of matches for the European Championship Rounds 1, 2, and 3, to be played in October / November 2015 was published on Sunday morning. SCOTLAND will open their defence of the title when they face Wales in

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