Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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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 »

JJB meets Lee Briers

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First published in Rugby League World, Issue 364 (Aug 2011) My school life didn’t really come to anything. I got six A’s and they all stood for Absent! SIMP-LEE THE BEST JJB meets Warrington’s talismanic half-back Lee Briers. It was my privilege to meet up with a real rugby legend this month who is quite literally one of the defining ... Read More »

Wales to face PNG in Commonwealth Nines

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Wales have qualified for the semi-finals of the Rugby League Commonwealth Nines Championship after wins over Scotland and Jamaica on Friday. In the first day of the tournament at Glasgow’s Broadwood Stadium, home of Clyde FC, Wales put on two excellent performances for their wins and a creditable performance in their defeat against favourites Australia. Finishing second in their group, Wales ... Read More »

Harris: In four years we’ll be formidable

Wales coach Iestyn Harris believes his side will be a real force when the next World Cup comes around. The 37-year-old’s side failed to register a point in his their 2013 RLWC campaign but Harris believes the signs were promising and that the next World Cup will be a different story. “Our pack is very good and solid, and within ... Read More »

Elliot Kear extends Bradford stay

Welsh winger Elliot Kear has signed a contract extension at Bradford Bulls, keeping him in West Yorkshire until 2015. The 24-year-old was on a two-year deal after signing from Crusdaers at the end of 2011. He has made 36 Super League appearances for the Bulls, scoring 12 tries. Coach Francis Cummins, who praised Kear for his World Cup form, said: ... Read More »

Full Time report: Wales 24 Cook Islands 28

The Cook Islands sealed their first-ever World Cup victory with this success over Wales in Neath. The Cook Islanders took command of the game heading into the half-time interval and soon added to their advantage with a try five minutes into the second half from second-row Dominic Peyroux. But they then had to hold their nerve as the Welsh hit ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Wales 4 Cook Islands 16

The Cook Islands took a firm grasp on this World Cup encounter at Neath outscoring the Welsh by three first-half tries to one. Constant early pressure from Cook Islands paid dividend with hooker Daniel Fepuleai sneaking over from dummy half, Chris Taripo converting. When the Welsh did get some possession they hit back with a smart try down the left ... Read More »