Wales enlist Crooks

WALES RL have appointed former Great Britain, Hull FC, Leeds and Castleford star Lee Crooks as Head Coach of the country’s Under 16s side. Crooks will combine the role with his existing duties as Director of Rugby at St Mary’s College, Hull, and his work in overseeing the development programmes at the City of Hull Rugby League Academy, which feeds…

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Wales and Ireland 19-man squads for European Championship

Respective head coaches John Kear and Stuart Littler have named their squads for the 2021 World Cup qualifying showdown between Wales and Ireland in Wrexham tomorrow, (Sunday, kick off 3pm); the final game of the 2018 European Championship. Ireland, thanks to their superior point’s difference, need a point to achieve automatic qualification, whilst the defending European Champions, Wales have to…

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Kear lauds Wales’ 2018 season

This year has been “the best since 2015”, according to Wales head coach John Kear. Wales and Ireland go head-to-head at the Racecourse Stadium in Wrexham on Sunday (3pm) and the winner will qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. The Dragons lost their opening European Championship encounter in France, but they responded with a 50-12 victory over Scotland.…

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Scotland 12 Wales 50 – European Championship result

An astonishing 50-point turnaround ensured that European Champions, Wales remain on course both to defend their trophy and to qualify for the 2021 World Cup. With the Bravehearts getting off to a near faultless start, John Kear’s men – trailing 12-0 after only eight minutes – then clawed their way back into the contest and were behind by only four…

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