Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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World Cup goes on display in Bradford

On Sunday October 13 the original Rugby League World Cup trophy will go back on public display at the Midland Hotel in Bradford, from where it was famously stolen, over 40 years ago, on the night of Sunday, November 1 1970. RFL Historian Tony Collins commented: “The disappearance for 20 years of the Rugby League World Cup trophy is one ... Read More »

Under-16s go free for England warm-up game

RLWC2013 in partnership with the Salford-based social landlord, City West Housing Trust, has announced that children will be admitted free to the international friendly, England v Italy (Salford City Stadium, Saturday October 19, 4.30pm). As part of the same partnership, Under-16s will also be able to watch the preceding match for free (England Knights v Samoa, same venue, 2.00 pm), ... Read More »

Rochdale ready for Rugby League World Cup to roll into town

Just weeks until Rugby League World Cup 2013 rolls into Rochdale, the town is preparing to welcome supporters and fans from across the globe. Fiji play Ireland at Spotland Stadium at 8pm on Monday 28 October, and Fiji will be Rochdale’s adopted nation for the duration of the tournament which kicks off 2 days after the opening ceremony at the ... Read More »

World Cup squads announced

RLWC2013 have announced the full 24-man squads for all competing nations in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. AUSTRALIA: Greg Bird (Gold Coast Titans), Darius Boyd (Newcastle Knights), Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles), Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters), Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm), Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers), Andrew Fifita (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks), Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sutherland-Sharks), Jarryd Hayne (Parramatta Eels), Greg Inglis (South ... Read More »

Westwood available for World Cup opener

Ben Westwood of Warrington Wolves will be available for selection for England’s opening fixture of Rugby League World Cup 2013 despite being suspended for a Grade B punch in the Super League Grand Final. Westwood pleaded guilty to punching Wigan Warriors half-back Blake Green in the second minute of the match and was banned for one match when he faced ... Read More »

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 »