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Hall try should have stood, says Hetherington

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The debate over whether Ryan Hall’s contentious “try” against Australia should have stood refuses to go away, with Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington revealing he believes the try should have stood. Hall appeared to have grounded the ball with his finger during the final minute of England’s 16-12 loss to the Kangaroos on Sunday – a result which means ... Read More »

Could the England Knights have played in 2014?

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With the demand and interest growing in international Rugby League, it’s encouraging to see so much action being played out all over the world. The game is still only 12 months on from the most successful World Cup in its history, and there is plenty to be done to keep the development of the international game going. Regular readers of ... Read More »

Four Nations betting: Your guide to New Zealand v England

Follow our tips and you might end up with a pile of cash like this. Maybe.

New Zealand v England Saturday November 8 (6.30am), Dunedin, NZ Match outcome As with any team sport, this is not going to be the most lucrative market. Indeed, the Kiwis are odds-on favourites with most major UK bookmakers and offer very little value as a result. 888Sport currently offer the market’s best price (7/15) but it requires a large stake ... Read More »

International: Russian and Czech champions crowned

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The international scene has seen two new domestic champions crowned this week, as Czech Republic and Russia have hosted their respective Grand Finals to great success. Lokomotiva Beroun defeated Czech Rabbitohs 16-12 to claim a Championship/Grand Final double for the third consecutive season in Czech Republic’s domestic competition. The Rabbitohs, who defeated Beroun on their way to securing both the 2014 ... Read More »

Tom Burgess a doubt for England-New Zealand clash

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England may be forced into a change from their proposed team for this weekend’s crunch Four Nations clash against New Zealand, after it has emerged prop Tom Burgess sat out their latest training session in preparation for the game. England know a win by 10 points will be enough to seal a spot in the Wellington final next weekend – ... Read More »

I would play Whitehead, says John Kear

Elliott-Whitehead

Former England coach John Kear believes England should play Elliott Whitehead in their Four Nations showdown with New Zealand this Saturday – with Joel Tomkins being one the one to miss out in Kear’s mind. There have been growing calls for Whitehead to be involved in Steve McNamara’s side after an incredible first full season at Catalan Dragons, which saw ... Read More »

Jamie Peacock wants Rugby League Six Nations competition

Peacock received 47 international caps during his career

Former England and Great Britain captain Jamie Peacock has suggested the possible introduction of a Six Nations tournament into international Rugby League, after admitting more needs to be done to expand the game at the very top level. Peacock believes that players are still keen to play more international games, despite a hectic schedule at domestic level every year. And ... Read More »

Phil Bentham to referee New Zealand v England

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Super League’s top referee Phil Bentham has been selected to officiate Saturday’s crunch Four Nations clash between New Zealand and England. The 43-year-old is the latest official to take charge of matches involving the country of his birth after Gerard Sutton and Henry Perenara refereed Australia and New Zealand’s matches at the weekend. What do you think about this story? ... Read More »

Four Nations: Leuluai and Eastwood back in New Zealand squad

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Former Super League duo Thomas Leuluai and Greg Eastwood have been recalled to the New Zealand team for Saturday’s crunch Four Nations clash with England. Coach Stephen Kearney has opted for experience on the bench by selecting the duo over Lewis Brown and Suaia Matagi respectively. Former Wigan star Leuluai will back-up first-choice hooker Issac Luke, while ex Leeds back-rower ... Read More »

England: McNamara names unchanged side for Kiwi clash

George Burgess retains his place in the front row

England coach Steve McNamara has named his 17-man squad for Saturday’s crucial Four Nations match with New Zealand – and it is exactly the same side that narrowly lost to Australia on Sunday. Indeed, Wigan duo Dan Sarginson and Sean O’Loughlin – both absent from the tournament opener against Samoa – are set to start, as are hooker Josh Hodgson ... Read More »