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Full Time Report: USA 32 Cook Islands 20

USA halfbacks Joe Paulo and Craig Priestly stole the show as the Tomahawks recorded their first-ever victory in the Rugby League World Cup. With hooker Joel Luani and sub Tui Samoa also in good form for the USA they added 22 second half points with tries from Joe Paulo, Samoa, Mark Offerdahl and Priestly to finish worthy winners. But it ... Read More »

Half Time Report: USA10 Cook Islands 10

A livewire show from Tomahawks scrum-half Craig Priestly helped the USA to dominate large parts of the first half of their encounter against Cook Islands in Bristol but they had to share the spoils at half-times with the two sides tied at 10-all. Stand-off Brad Takairangi touched down after the USA failed to clear a kick from Isaac John, Jordan ... Read More »

England relish playing to packed houses

Sam Tomkins is relishing the thought of playing in front of a huge crowd against Ireland at The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, on Saturday (2.30pm) after England’s encouraging performance against Australia in the Rugby League World Cup 2013 opener. The full-back, who is England’s all-time leading try-scorer, believes Steve McNamara’s team has what it takes to win RLWC2013, and is ... Read More »

Prince of Wales meets World Cup stars

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Players and representatives from all 14 nations competing in Rugby League World Cup 2013 (RLWC2013) gained royal support on Tuesday as they met with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Clarence House. HRH The Prince of Wales welcomed RLWC2013 Tournament Director Nigel Wood and RLWC2013 General Manager Sally Bolton along with representatives of all 14 nations including Australian ... Read More »

England uplifted by the nation’s backing

England half-back Rangi Chase has been stirred by the fantastic level of support the home nation has received so far during Rugby League World Cup 2013 and is looking forward to playing in front of a capacity crowd against Ireland at The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, on Saturday (2.30pm). The match was the first in the tournament to post the ... Read More »

Americans living the Rugby League dream

USA captain Joseph Paulo believes that the Tomahawks can be the catalysts for a Rugby League revolution in America, as his side embarks on their first-ever Rugby League World Cup against Cook Islands at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol, on Wednesday evening (8.00pm). Paulo, who plies his trade in the NRL for Parramatta Eels, wants to use Rugby League World Cup ... Read More »

Cooks want to embrace Bristol

Cook Islands captain Zeb Taia wants his squad to embrace the Bristol public as he aims to make the quarter finals of Rugby League World Cup 2013, starting with a match against the USA at the Memorial Stadium on Wednesday (8.00pm). The Cooks are based in Bristol for RLWC2013 and Taia, who plays for Catalan Dragons in Super League, wants ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Fiji 32 Ireland 14

Fiji overcame the first half sin-binning of Eloni Vunakece to register their opening win in Group A of the World Cup. Two second half tries gave winger Akuila Uate a hat-trick as the Fijians built from a 12-4 interval lead to lead 32-4 with three minutes remaining. The Irish scored late consolation tries through Damien Blanch and James Hasson but ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Fiji 12 Ireland 4

Fiji held the advantage at the half time interval of another pulsating encounter in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup thanks to two tries in the opening 13 minutes. With the Sims brothers driving the Fijian pack forward at every opportunity it took just nine minutes for their backs to take advantage with Akuila Uate crossing in the right corner. ... Read More »

Rochdale’s Fijian flavour

Rugby League World editor Gareth Walker relishes the prospect of tonight’s Fiji versus Ireland game at Spotland. Of all the World Cup games that will take place over the next five weeks, few will hold the same cultural local significance as tonight’s Fiji and Ireland game in Rochdale. From the moment that the tournament was confirmed as being staged in ... Read More »