Australia win Commonwealth Nines

In an outstanding two days of Rugby League, favourites Australia took all three Gold medals in the Rugby League Commonwealth Championships in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia on Friday and Saturday, writes Ian Golden. England once again failed to impress and failed to reach the semi-finals for the second tournament in a row, but Wales, who won bronze in 2014, regained…

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Famous Serbian and Russian clubs join forces

The rugby league clubs of Partizan Belgrade and CSKA Moscow have announced a joint initiative that will see Partizan tour Moscow from the 23-26th March, to initiate a twinning arrangement. Both are part of large multi-sport organisations and have a similar history, formed by the armies of Yugoslavia (Partizan) and the Soviet Union Red Army (CSKA). Respective presidents of their…

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Daryl Powell admits he turned down job opportunity with England

Daryl Powell has confirmed he will not be joining the England backroom staff – as he also confirmed the club have sacked suspended fullback Zak Hardaker. Powell has confirmed the story which appeared in Monday’s League Express, which reported that he had rejected a role as part of Wayne Bennett’s support staff. It is believed that Powell was offered a…

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How a potential England Knights team could look in this year’s Six Nations

With the confirmation of former Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson as the new England Knights for this year’s Six Nations, it secures end-of-season international rugby league for a clutch of this country’s brightest young talent. As the pathway to the England senior team, the Knights line-up will be fascinating at the end of this year when they compete against the rest…

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Oliver Roberts calls for professional team in Ireland after receiving touching letter from exiled teenager

Oliver Roberts has called for a professional team to be established in Ireland after receiving a heart-warming letter from a young supporter. The Huddersfield ace received a letter from 15-year-old Shane, a massive Rugby League supporter from County Kerry, who told him that he was his favourite player. However, Roberts was left dismayed as he continued to read the letter,…

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Betts uncertain of his future in England’s coaching setup following Bennett’s new contract

Denis Betts has confirmed he does not know if he is part of Wayne Bennett’s plans with England moving forward. The Widnes head coach has worked as Bennett’s assistant since he was appointed as England’s coach in 2016 but has yet to be informed whether he will be asked to continue working under the 68-year-old. Bennett has agreed to continue…

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