Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Rugby League News


Kiwis win heartstopping Four Nations Final


New Zealand held on to win a thrilling Four Nations Final in Wellington, defeating Australia 22-18 and holding on when a try in the final minute of the game was disallowed by English referee Phil Bentham because of a forward pass. It was the culmination of a compelling match and a wonderful tournament, with the Kiwis just about deserving to ... Read More »

Four-point Four Nations final preview


It’s the Four Nations final between Australia and New Zealand tomorrow (Saturday), so to preview the final, is taking a look at four major talking points surrounding the final to give you the best coverage of the event. Revenge will likely be on the cards for Australia after their opening weekend defeat to the Kiwis – but New Zealand ... Read More »

RLEF admits Sierra Leone and reconstituted USA


At its board meeting following the successful conclusion of the European Championship, the RLEF has granted Observer status to a third West African country, Sierra Leone – who follow in the footsteps of Ghana and Nigeria – and admitted the United States Association of Rugby League as an Affiliate Member. Sierra Leone, which completed its application despite the Ebola crisis ... Read More »

Isaac Luke in social media storm over Auva’a


New Zealand hooker Isaac Luke was embroiled in a social media storm just hours before the Four Nations final against Australia, after he sent out a message of support to suspended NRL teammate Kirisome Auva’a. Auva’a was suspended indefinitely by the NRL yesterday (Thursday), after a conviction for attacking his former girlfriend earlier this year. Luke took to social media ... Read More »

We must remain positive, says defiant McNamara


England head coach Steve McNamara believes England continue to close the gap on rivals Australia and New Zealand following the Four Nations, and says everyone must remain positive if that gap will continue to close in the coming years. Two narrow defeats against the Kangaroos and the Kiwis put paid to any chance of England reaching the Four Nations final, ... Read More »

Hodgson “not worried” about door incident


Canberra Raiders and England hooker Josh Hodgson has insisted he is not worried about the fallout from his controversial off-field incident last weekend, when he charged shoulder first through a door just hours after England’s Four nations defeat to New Zealand. Hodgson was disciplined by England for the incident, with Canberra chief executive describing their new signing’s actions as “unacceptable” ... Read More »

Four Nations sets new attendance records


The 2014 Four Nations final could set more records for international Rugby League on Saturday, after it was revealed that the tournament has broken a number of attendance records this Autumn. England, Samoa, Australia and New Zealand fans have already contributed to the highest aggregate attendance for the group stages of a Four Nations tournament – with this year’s total ... Read More »

Aaron Woods wants a crack at Super League

Aaron Woods

Australia and Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has admitted he would love to chance his arm in Super League one day – after growing up watching the competition as a youngster. Woods has become a star of the Australian pack during the Four Nations tournament, with the 23-year-old earning rave reviews for his performances throughout the competition. And he revealed ... Read More »

Wood: International calendar to 2021 in offing


RLIF Chairman Nigel Wood insists that there is currently discussions taking place regarding a long-term international calendar through to 2021 – which he believes will help the game be in a better position moving forward. The international game has drawn much criticism in the last 12 months after a severe lack of fixtures, following on from a hugely successful World ... Read More »

Sick Australians have until Friday


Australia’s quartet of sick players have until Friday to prove their fitness for the Four Nations final – with boss Tim Sheens admitting they can’t afford to take a risk over anyone’s fitness ahead of a huge game. After Greg Inglis was cleared to play in the opener against New Zealand – before leaving the field at half-time due to ... Read More »