A record crowd of 10,544 at the Leigh Sports Village saw Tonga hold on for a six-point victory against the Cook Islands. Tonga held an 18-10 interval lead with both sides restricted to one try each in the second half.
Konrad Hurrell not only made his mark on this cross group encounter but also on the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Hurrell broke through the Cook Island defence and then barnstormed his way over and through Cook Island fullback Drury
Samoa weathered a spirited PNG fightback in the second half to record a resounding victory in east Hull. Jessie Joe Nandye charged over after a good run from Josiah Abavu six minutes after the interval but that unconverted try was
Anthony Milford was superb in attack and Sia Soliola dominant in defence as Samoa ran-in five first-half tries to be in a commanding position at half-time. It took just 80 seconds for the Samoans to open their account as they
Scotland and Italy shared 60 points in an end-to-end encounter at Derwent Park. After the Scots had come out of the half-time break with a two-point lead it went score for score with Danny Addy the first over in the
Scotland held a narrow two-point lead over Italy in Workington at half time of their Group C encounter. Both countries recorded wins in their first outings in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup but neither dominated this Derwent Park encounter.
The USA Tomahawks made it two wins from two thanks to a comprehensive second half showing in Wrexham. After leading 8-4 at the break – and after defending a sustained period of Welsh pressure early in the second half –
The USA Tomahawks held a narrow advantage at half time of their Group D clash with Wales in Wrexham. Stand-off Joe Paulo once again played a big part for the USA having a hand in each of their two first
Australia suffered a serious looking injury to in-form second-row Luke Lewis as they defeated Fiji in St Helens. Lewis slid into an advertising hoarding and was led to the dressing rooms in some discomfort with initial reports suggesting that he
Australia are on course for their second victory in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup as they go into the break against Fiji with a 14-point advantage. Wind and rain swept down the Langtree Park pitch right from the start