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Four Nations highlights: New Zealand v England

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Extensive video highlights of England’s third Four Nations match of 2014, against New Zealand in Dunedin. For all the latest reaction, analysis, opinion and statistics, download the latest issue of League Express newspaper. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League ... Read More »

Peacock: Canberra will be “fuming” with Hodgson

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Jamie Peacock believes Canberra Raiders will be “fuming” after a video featuring new signing Josh Hodgson destroying a door in a student flat was uploaded to YouTube and seen by thousands. The England hooker was with some of his team-mates following the final game of their Four Nations campaign. Speaking on the BBC’s Four Nations highlights show, Peacock said: “No-one ... Read More »

Cast your vote: Should Steve McNamara be sacked?

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After crashing out of yet another international tournament without reaching the final, England coach Steve McNamara’s future has again been called into question. In today’s League Express, former GB star Garry Schofield calls for the former Bradford boss to be immediately sacked and replaced by Castleford coach Daryl Powell, while others believe he has the team playing good rugby and ... Read More »

International: Crac win first round of Spanish RL nines

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CR Alcoià Comtat won the first tournament in the new Rugby League Spanish 9s series which kicked off in Alicante. Victories over the Madrid Griffons and Torrent Tigers see them head the standings after an afternoon at the Llometa Stadium attended by Rafael Climent (Mayor of Muro), Alex Llopis (Councilman Sports of Muro), Jaume Pascual (Deputy of the Provincial Council ... Read More »

RFL: England now shoulder to shoulder with big two

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RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer believes England now stand shoulder to shoulder with Australia and New Zealand following a hugely impressive series of performances during the 2014 Four Nations. England narrowly missed out on reaching the final in Wellington next weekend despite three outstanding displays by a young squad that will form the spine of the national team for ... Read More »

England apologise for Hodgson incident

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England have apologised after footage emerged of hooker Josh Hodgson running through a door shoulder first, insisting that he will be disciplined for the incident. The incident (which can be viewed below) reportedly occurred at a student flat in Dunedin on Saturday night, hours after England lost out to New Zealand at Forsyth Barr Stadium. In a statement issued by ... Read More »

Australia sweep past Samoa to reach Four Nations Final

After beating Samoa 44-18 win in Wollongong, the Australians will take on the Kiwis on Saturday night at Wellington in a replay of last year’s World Cup Final. The Australians were too strong for the Pacific Islanders, scoring five first-half tries to lead 28-6 at half-time. And they were soon on the scoreboard as Greg Inglis created the space for ... Read More »

England lose narrowly as Four Nations hopes dangle by a thread

England fell to a heartbreaking 16-14 defeat to New Zealand this morning at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. And now their chances of reaching the Four Nations final in Wellington next week rest on Samoa defeating Australia tomorrow by a margin of less than eight points. It was a cruel defeat for England, with two Gareth Widdop conversions hitting ... Read More »

We owe the Kiwis one, says Sam Tomkins

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Sam Tomkins has sent out a message to New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s do or die battle in Dunedin – after last year’s World Cup semi-final, we owe you one. Tomkins was part of the England team left stunned by Shaun Johnson’s late try and conversion that eliminated England at Wembley, as they missed out on a World Cup final ... Read More »

10-point margin has been discussed, says Hall

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England winger Ryan Hall admits the 10-point winning margin they need to guarantee a spot in the Four Nations final has been discussed during training this week – but says the squad cannot afford to focus on it too much. Victory by 10 points will see England advance to the Wellington final next weekend – and open the door for ... Read More »

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