Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Four Nations exciting, but don’t forget the European Cup

Danny Brough Scotland

After a near 12-month sabbatical, all eyes will be on international Rugby League in this country again this weekend, as England aim to create a little piece of history by dumping Australia out of the Four Nations. Should Steve McNamara’s men win, it would be the first time since 1954 that the Australians fail to make a major international final ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Gareth Thomas on switching codes

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TotalRL TV caught up with Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas to talk about about crossing codes and the challenge facing Sam Burgess. We spoke to Thomas, who spent two seasons in Super League and gained four caps for Wales, about switching from rugby union to Rugby League and the recent incident in the Super League grand final involving his former ... Read More »

French too strong for Wales in European Championship

Wales gave a good impression of themselves in Albi today against a strong French side and the inexperienced Welsh will go away with a lot of credit and plenty of memorable moments, despite a 42-22 defeat which sees them unable to win the European Championship. Scotland are now in pole position to win the title after a 25-4 win over ... Read More »

European Championship Preview: Week Two

Danny Brough Scotland

After a pulsating opening weekend of action in the European Championship, the action continues at pace this weekend with the second round of fixtures – with two intriguing matches in store for Rugby League fans. Whilst most of the media spotlight will be on the first weekend of the Four Nations, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France will continue on their ... Read More »

Scotland and Wales name squads for Euro Cup opener

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Scotland have named eight uncapped players in their 20-man squad for Friday’s opening European Championship clash with Wales at Workington. There are five products of the domestic League with Doncaster full-back David Scott joined by uncapped youngsters Louis Senter and Gregor Ramsay, all three learning the game at Glasgow community club Easterhouse Panthers, plus Edinburgh Eagles teenagers Lewis Clarke and ... Read More »

Wales name squad for European Championship

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Wales coach John Kear has named a 22-man squad for the 2014 Rugby League European Championships this October and November. The line-up is picked from 14 clubs across four professional leagues, with players from the table-topping sides of both Super League and the Championship being represented. Matty Fozzard from St Helens, who finished top of Super League, is one of ... Read More »

Rugby League European Championship fixtures announced

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France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will meet each other in the autumn after the draw was confirmed for the 2014 European Championships. The winners will qualify for the 2016 Four Nations tournament to be held in the northern hemisphere. It will be a re-entry into the Test arena for all four after the 2013 World Cup where the Scots, particularly, ... Read More »

International: John Kear relishing Welsh challenge

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New Wales coach John Kear is confident he can help the side to an improved showing in the next World Cup, after succeeding Iestyn Harris last week. Wales were one of the major disappointments of last year’s competition, after failing to get out of their group, despite their home advantage. Kear, 59, has previously coached at international level with both ... Read More »

JJB meets Gareth Thomas

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First published in Rugby League World, Issue 352 (Aug 2010) WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT, ALFIE? Welsh rugby union legend Gareth Thomas has been interviewed about many things, many times but here, for the first time ever, he talks publicly to a fellow professional player, our resident Super League star JAMIE JONES-BUCHANAN about his life on and off the field and ... Read More »

Rugby League returns to Cardiff Arms Park

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Wales Rugby League are taking three matches to Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday 27th July thanks to sponsorship from Cardiff International Pool. The six-hour event will showcase three different levels of competitive Rugby League and will be headlined by the Kingstone Press Championship 1 fixture between South Wales Scorpions and London Skolars which will kick-off at 3pm. Two hours earlier ... Read More »