Vrchlabi – first stop on the road to RL World Cup 2021

The town of Vrchlabi will host the preliminary stage of the European qualifying route to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in England, when the Czech Republic host Norway on 30th June.  It will be the opening fixture in Euro C, which comprises six nations split north and south. Germany is the third nation in the north group, while the…

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What’s inside Rugby League World? – Issue 441

What a World Cup it was down under! With England performing admirably, coming up just short against Australia on home turf, we thought we ought to celebrate the World Cup in all its glory. What better way to do that than show you all the colour, passion, heartache and celebration in a fantastic photographic retrospective. We’ve got pictures from every…

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Rugby League Parliamentary Group hosts Northern Powerhouse Minister

The All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group yesterday (12 December) welcomed the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Jake Berry MP, to a meeting in the Palace of Westminster. Peers and MPs were joined by associate members in the Palace of Westminster, as the Minister made a presentation on the government’s support for rugby league through the Northern Powerhouse. The government has…

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Parliament pays tribute to England’s World Cup exploits

Members of Parliament have recognised England’s performance in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. A motion has been tabled by All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group Secretary Marie Rimmer, the MP for St Helens South and Whiston, congratulating the England team on reaching a first World Cup Final in 22 years. The motion “notes that despite a narrow 6-0 defeat in…

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Joy for Jillaroos as Women’s World Cup retained

AUSTRALIA beat New Zealand 23-16 in Brisbane today to maintain their grip on the Women’s Rugby League World Cup, a field goal by Caitlin Moran ensuring that the Jillaroos remained out of sight of the Ferns in the curtain-raiser to the Men’s decider. Isabelle Kelly bagged a brace for the victors, with Moran and Elianna Walton also crossing. Honey Hireme grabbed…

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The big two go head-to-head in Women’s World Cup Final

  AUSTRALIA and New Zealand will clash at Brisbane tomorrow (Saturday 2 December) in the Women’s Rugby League World Cup Final. The Jillaroos and the Ferns are undoubtedly the best two teams on the planet, having cantered to the decider through the group stages and the semi-finals. The final is being played alongside the Men’s Final, between Australia and England. Women’s…

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Parliament backs England in World Cup Final

Members of Parliament have wished the England Rugby League team well ahead of the Rugby League World Cup final on Saturday. At Prime Minister’s Questions First Secretary of State, Rt Hon. Damian Green MP, and Shadow First Secretary of State, Rt Hon. Emily Thornberry MP passed on their best wishes to the team. The exchange can be viewed here. Saturday’s…

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Women’s World Cup Semi-Finals: Results

New Zealand and Australia will meet in the World Cup Final, to be played immediately before the men’s final, after beating England and Canada respectively. New Zealand 52-4 England Australia 58-6 Canada Final to be played Saturday 2nd December at 5:45 at Brisbane Stadium Match reports from both women’s semi-finals will be in Monday’s issue of League Express 

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Teams announced for Women’s World Cup semis

England coach Chris Chapman has made five changes to his starting line-up for Sunday’s (tomorrow) Rugby League Women’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Southern Cross Group Stadium. Halfback Kirsty Maroney and winger Charlotte Booth return to the England side, while hooker Danielle Bound, prop Beth Sutcliffe and centre Jessica Courtman will start after being on the interchange bench…

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