Thierry Alibert steps down from Super League role

French official Thierry Alibert has stepped down from his role as a Super League referee. The 42-year-old, who has refereed in three World Cups, has been appointed as Head of Match Officials with the French Rugby League Federation. “After the World Cup in 2008, the day when my mobile phone rang and Stuart Cummings asked me to come and referee…

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Can we stop the Australian juggernaut?

Call it killer instinct … call it whatever you like. But on Saturday the Australians showed why they are simply the best in the Greatest Game of All. Leading 34-2 with eight minutes left to play, did they ease up? Not on your Nellie! They tackled their hearts out to prevent the Kiwis from scoring a try. Pride in preventing…

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Is the World Cup really over?

Can that really be it? Most of us never wanted it to end, especially as it did on Saturday with a heavily one-sided final. New Zealand didn’t do themselves justice and Australia’s excellence was unquestionable, showing just how cruel sport can be. The game was a bit of a let-down for the 74,468 people who had flocked to Old Trafford…

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Who will win tomorrow’s World Cup final?

In just over 24 hours Australia take on New Zealand in the World Cup final at Old Trafford. The Kangaroos go into the contest as heavy favourites, but the Kiwis are defending champions and are in rich point-scoring form. Take a look at this infographic, provided by FreeBets.com, which outlines many of the encounter’s key stats. If the text is…

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