The Aussie angle: Why I feel for the English

It was perhaps significant that just a few hours after we witnessed one of the greatest World Cup matches in history, between England and New Zealand for the right to play Australia in this year’s final, I should receive an important email. It asked for my choices in the first round of voting for the next member of the Australian…

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Waerea-Hargreaves: It was pretty emotional

New Zealand’s Jared Waerea-Hargreaves broke down in tears after his side’s last-second victory against England in the World Cup semi finals. “I definitely got emotional after the game and I saw a few looks on the brothers alongside me after that victory – everyone was pretty emotional,” Waerea-Hargreaves said. “To get to that extreme was awesome. It was just one…

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Johnson: “It’s all a bit of a blur”

Shaun Johnson claims he can’t quite picture his match-winning try against England at Wembley but describes it as the biggest moment of his career. With just seconds to spare, the 23-year-old received the ball in space and cleverly stepped a charging Kevin Sinfield before crossing to level the scores then calmly slotting the conversion to send his side into the…

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Full Time Report: New Zealand 20 England 18

England were just 20 seconds away from  reaching the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Final but fell to a last-minute Shaun Johnson try. The Kiwis got repeat sets in the final minutes with Johnson skipping past England skipper Kevin Sinfield and side-stepping George Burgess for a solo try that made the score 18-all, Johnson calmly adding the extras. After being…

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