Friday, October 24, 2014
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Rugby League in America to finally be unified?

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The long-standing civil war in American Rugby League looks to finally be at its conclusion, after the RLIF confirmed only one party applied to become a constituent member for the country. The AMNRL and the USARL have both been running competitions simultaneously for a number of years but, after no AMNRL competition was launched this year, Australian journalist Steve Mascord ... Read More »

Has Rugby League finally cracked the Americas?

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Those who are regular followers of League Express and TotalRL.com’s social media feeds will have noted an interesting story over the weekend. It wasn’t that Castleford Tigers once again defied the odds to reach the Challenge Cup final – it was an interesting tale from international Rugby League. The USA were arguably the biggest success story of last year’s World ... Read More »

International: USA to take on Samoa in Hawaii

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The USA Tomahawks have announced they are to take on Samoa in an official Rugby League test in July. It is part of a week-long festival in Hawaii celebrating the sport, which will also include the island’s best talent going up against the New South Wales Country side. It starts on July 14 and the test takes place on the ... Read More »

Video highlights: Australia V USA

Australia progressed through to the semi-finals of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, but they did so with a less than convincing second half performance. The Australians went into the interval with a 38-point lead against the USA but were restricted to just four second-half tries. Johnathan Thurston converted all four second-half scores after an indifferent first half kicking performance ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Australia 62 USA 0

Australia progressed through to the semi-finals of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, but they did so with a less than convincing second half performance. The Australians went into the second half with a 38-point lead against the USA but were restricted to just four second half tries. Johnathan Thurston converted all four second half scores after an indifferent first ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Australia 38 USA 0

Brett Morris scored four first half tries as Australia demolished USA after a good start from the Tomahawks. Cameron Smith’s kick off hit the upright and after forcing a goal line drop out the Australians were over in their second set through Jarryd Hayne. A good run from Sam Thaiday set up the position for Greg Inglis to score but ... Read More »

USA continue their extraordinary journey

Tui Samoa wants his USA team to look at their next match as “just another game” as the Tomahawks look to cause the biggest upset in Rugby League World Cup history when they take on the world’s most decorated nation, Australia, at The Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, on Saturday (2.30pm). Terry Matterson’s side is planning to prolong their extraordinary ... Read More »

Luani clear to face Australia thanks to coach Matterson

The USA have successfully overturned the one-match suspension of 21-year-old Haveatama Luani for a ‘Grade A’ throw on Scotland’s Peter Wallace in their World Cup clash last week. Tomahawks coach Terry Matterson (pictured) cleverly demonstrated that Luani played a backseat role in a three-man tackle on Wallace in the 78th minute. The 21-year-old is now clear to face Australia in ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Scotland 22 USA 8

Scotland will need Tonga to draw with or beat Italy on Sunday if they are to progress to the quarter finals of the World Cup. Tonga can no longer qualify from Group and Scotland have the same points difference as the Italians ahead of the final game of the group. The Scots scored four unanswered tries in the second half ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Scotland 0 USA 8

Scotland had four first-half try claims ruled out in their clash against the USA in Salford. Alex Hurst, after Ben Hellewell had been stopped short on the opposite flank, was pulled back for a forward pass early on. Hurst was held up later on and moments later Danny Brough’s try was ruled out on review for an obstruction in the ... Read More »