Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sinfield: “You can’t win them all, can you?”

Kevin-Sinfield

Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield believes the Rhinos will get over their mid-season slump and return to the sparkling form that saw them top Super League earlier in the season. The Rhinos have lost three of their last four league matches and will be pushed down to third in the table if Wigan beat Widnes in tomorrow night’s rescheduled clash. “You ... Read More »

Michael Shenton: England recall was always a goal

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Castleford Tigers centre Michael Shenton has expressed his delight at being named in Steve McNamara’s England train-on squad and says it has always been a goal to get another chance at international level. The 27-year-old is one of three Tigers players to have made McNamara’s side and is tipped by many to start alongside Kallum Watkins in this autumn’s Four ... Read More »

Poll: Who was unluckiest to miss out on an England call?

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Last week, England boss Steve McNamara picked a 34-man training squad that will assemble in Loughborough on June 15 to work together ahead of this year’s Four Nations tournament, which starts in October. The Sydney Roosters assistant selected an interesting mix of youth and experience, but, incredibly, left out some of the league’s in-form players, including Marc Sneyd, Kevin Brown, ... Read More »

Burgess flabbergasted by England call-up

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Wigan Warriors winger Joe Burgess has revealed his shock at being included in the ... Read More »

I never gave up on England call, says Castleford Tigers captain

Michael-Shenton

Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton admits he never gave up on the prospect of returning to the England fold once again, after he was named in Steve McNamara’s 34-man squad which will meet at Loughborough later this month. Shenton has made eight appearances for his country, last turning out for England in 2010. However, after TotalRL.com readers voted him into ... Read More »

Comment: McNamara should not have left out Sneyd and Brown

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Yesterday, England boss Steve McNamara picked a 34-man training squad that will assemble in Loughborough on June 15 to work together ahead of this year’s Four Nations tournament, which starts in October. It’s a chance for the players to bond and go through early plans for the competition’s opening game against Samoa, and therefore it is unlikely that anyone not ... Read More »

Fans Choice: Your England team revealed!

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In issue 2916 of League Express, former Great Britain international Garry Schofield – one of our regular columnists – picked the England 13 that he would like to see take on the rest of the world in this year’s upcoming Four Nations tournament. Some of his selections certainly got you talking, with our social media networks more active than they ... Read More »

England train-on squad named

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England coach Steve McNamara has named a 34-man squad for the mid-season training camp at Loughborough University from June 15-17 in preparation for the 2014 Four Nations in Australia and New Zealand. The players are drawn from eight First Utility Super League clubs and comprises the nucleus of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup squad, with the addition of players ... Read More »

Opinion: Origin must change to let internationals thrive

Anthony-Milford

This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Issue 399 is currently in production and will be on sale from June 6. Click here to find out more about the magazine and to browse back issues click this link… Undoubtedly the most frustrating Rugby League story over the last month was the news that Samoan fullback ... Read More »

Have your say: Pick your own England team

Josh Charnley RL winger

Debate has been raging recently on who Steve McNamara should pick for England’s Four Nations squad later this year, with several young players making a big case for inclusion after strong starts to the season. We picked a team earlier this month and, in his League Express column this week, so did former GB star Garry Schofield. We realise everyone ... Read More »