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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 »

Four Nations highlights: New Zealand v Samoa

Issac-Luke-Pita-Godinet

Miss the game on Saturday? Worry not, here you can find extensive video highlights from New Zealand v Samoa at Toll Stadium in Whangarei. 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 Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can ... Read More »

Four Nations highlights: Australia v England

Tom-Burgess

Miss the game yesterday? Worry not, here you can find extensive video highlights from Australia v England at AAMI Park in Melbourne. 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 Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect ... Read More »

Video: England arrive in Dunedin to traditional Haka

England-v-Samoa

Steve McNamara and his England team arrived in Dunedin earlier today ahead of Saturday’s do-or-die clash with New Zealand. In this video, kindly provided by England TV, a group of locals greet the national side with a traditional Haka welcome. One can’t help but think Saturday’s rendition will carry a touch more intensity (and probably be a little shorter!). What ... Read More »

Wounded England must crack on, says O’Loughlin

Ryan-Hall-try-shout

England captain Sean O’Loughlin admits his side are still reeling from Sunday’s controversial loss to Australia but is confident they have what it takes to recover in time to take down New Zealand on Saturday morning. Steve McNamara’s squad arrived in Dunedin today to begin preparations for this weekend where a 10-point victory would guarantee a place in next week’s ... Read More »

Video: England stars react to Australia defeat

Australia-celebrate

England’s chances of winning the Four Nations took a serious hit yesterday when winger Ryan Hall was denied a winning try by the video referee in the 80th minute. In this video, kindly provided by England TV, Hall reacts to that controversial decision, while Chris Hill, Kallum Watkins, James Graham and Sean O’Loughlin also weigh in. What do you think ... Read More »

Farrell and O’Loughlin cleared to play against New Zealand

Greg-Bird-Liam-Farrell

England back-rowers Liam Farrell and Sean O’Loughlin will be available to play against New Zealand on Saturday after they avoided punishment for tackles made during Sunday’s loss to Australia. Referee Gerard Beale put both men on report for their offences – Farrell for a chicken wing tackle on Greg Inglis and O’Loughlin for tripping Australia captain Cameron Smith. But both ... Read More »

England suffer agonising 16-12 defeat to Australia

England suffered a controversial 16-12  defeat against Australia in Melbourne today in their second game of this season’s Four Nations tournament, as Australian video-referee Gerald Sutton disallowed a last-minute try by Ryan Hall when video replays appeared to suggest that Hall had touched the ball down after a Liam Farrell grubber kick to the corner. If the try had been ... Read More »

Kiwis survive Samoa Four Nations scare

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Shaun Kenny-Dowall rescued New Zealand with a try four minutes from time, as the Kiwis scraped home 14-12 against a committed and enthusiastic Samoan team in Whangerei today. In front of an enthusiastic and noisy crowd of 16,912 spectators, the Samoans took an early lead when Tautau Moga,who had replaced Antonio Winterstein on the wing, intercepted a loose New Zealand pass ... Read More »

Scottish fightback thwarts French Four Nations hopes

Danny Brough Scotland

A sensational climax saw Scotland stay in contention for their first-ever European crown despite going down 38-22 to France at Galashiels. Steve McCormack’s men needed to avoid defeat by 17 points to end France’s hopes and trailed by the half time score of 38-6 with only 17 minutes to go. But, in a rousing finish, three tries and two Danny ... Read More »