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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Castleford duo: England have what it takes

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell and club captain Michael Shenton believe England have what it takes to defeat New Zealand in this tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final at Wembley. Tigers centre Shenton said: “I know they haven’t had the strongest opposition against them, but the Kiwis pack looks massive and their halves are sharp,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to…

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England name World Cup semi final team

England head coach Steve McNamara has named his 19 man squad to play New Zealand at Wembley Stadium on Saturday (13:00) in the Rugby League World Cup semi-final. (professional club and community club in brackets) Carl Ablett (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Parkside) George Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor) Sam Burgess (South Sydney Rabbitohs, Dewsbury Moor) Rob Burrow (Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone…

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Video highlights: Australia V USA

Australia progressed through to the semi-finals of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, but they did so with a less than convincing second half performance. The Australians went into the interval with a 38-point lead against the USA but were restricted to just four second-half tries. Johnathan Thurston converted all four second-half scores after an indifferent first half kicking performance…

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