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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 »

NRL basks in Origin success

Origin-Queensland-celebration

The NRL has revealed that the biggest opening game audience in State of Origin Series history – a combined metropolitan and regional audience of 4.058 million viewers – watched New South Wales secure a 12-8 victory over Queensland at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday in the 100th State of Origin game between the two sides. The match, which was broadcast ... Read More »

Six of the best: Great Britain three-quarters

Martin-Offiah-GB

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… HAROLD WAGSTAFF (1906-1925) After making his first team debut at just 15 years old, Wagstaff became known ... Read More »

Opinion: Origin is killing everything around it

NSW-Origin-Greg-Bird

This article, written by Steve Mascord, 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… Representative Rugby League in Australia outside of State of Origin is at the ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Who should play for England?

Alex Walmsley makes it into Schoey's side. ©MagiHaroun

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. There is no mid-season England international this year, but I still can’t resist picking ... Read More »

England reject picked in NSW State of Origin side

Trent Hodkinson landing a winning field-goal for Canterbury Bulldogs

Canterbury Bulldogs scrum-half Trent Hodkinson, who was turned down for England’s World Cup side by Steve McNamara, has been named in New South Wales’ State of Origin side to face Queensland on May 28. The 25-year-old, who has an English father, is one of the NRL’s most in-form playmakers and has single-handedly guided the Bulldogs to several of their eight ... Read More »

Comment: Great Britain must return, but with one condition

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Freelance Rugby League journalist Ben Giles believes the Great Britain squad should contain a minimum of 12 non-English players… If Great Britain were to return for tours and therefore become a carrot for the home nations players, a proviso should be put in place to increase both the appeal of the British side, and the chances of home nations stars ... Read More »

Debate: Who should be England’s starting full-back?

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Joe Whitley (JW): Jamie Peacock said in an interview this week that he believes Zak Hardaker is a better full-back, defensively at least, than anyone on the planet. Castleford coach Daryl Powell was also full of praise for the Rhinos star and even said he is going to be pressuring Sam Tomkins for England’s number one shirt. If you ask ... Read More »

If Steve McNamara had to pick the England team today

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If you were the England boss, and you were asked to pick a side today, completely based on form and without any bias, who would you select? Here’s who I would go for along with reasons why and a back-up choice for each position. I’ve compiled my list using official Super League statistics and League Express reports from every Super ... Read More »