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Full Time Report: England 20 Australia 28

England’s Sam Burgess was placed on report by referee Henry Perenara as Australia opened their World Cup campaign with an eight-point victory in Cardiff. Burgess hit Australia’s Sam Thaiday high in a 63rd minute tackle as England fell to defeat

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Samoan squad includes Hansen

SAMOAN head coach Matt Parish has named his 19 man squad to play New Zealand at Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday (6pm). The squad includes skipper Harrison Hansen who had been considered a doubt for the Samoan opener after limping

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PNG name squad for French game

PAPUA NEW GUINEA have named their squad for their opening game of the 2013 World Cup against France at MS3 Craven Park on Sunday (4pm). Head coach Adrian Lam has selected the following players: Josiah Abavu, Paul Aiton, Dion Aiye,

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New Zealand name team for Samoa match

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney has named his 19 man squad to play Samoa at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on Sunday (18:00) Jesse Bromwich Greg Eastwood Kieran Foran Bryson Goodwin Josh Hoffman Shaun Johnson Sam Kasiano Issac Luke Simon Mannering

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France name team for Papua New Guinea match

France head coach Richard Agar has named his 19 man squad to play PNG at Craven Park, Hull on Sunday (16:00) Jean-Philippe BAILE William BARTHAU Andrew BENTLEY Kane BENTLEY Thomas BOSC Rémi CASTY Vincent DUPORT Olivier ELIMA Morgan ESCARE Theo

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Rugby League World Cup ticket sales soar

The biggest crowd ever for the opening day of a Rugby League World Cup will witness a spectacular Opening Ceremony and thrilling double header of matches under the roof at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday.The figure is already well

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Rugby League World Cup gets royal seal of approval

Players and representatives from all 14 nations competing in Rugby League World Cup 2013 will have the opportunity to gain royal support as they head to Clarence House to meet with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales next Tuesday

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Premier Sports to be shown on Virgin Media in time for RLWC2013

Premier Sports has announced an agreement with Virgin Media that will see RLWC2013 becoming available to the cable provider’s four million homes and bringing to an end years of negotiation. The announcement comes three years after the station began showing

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Wales feel the World Cup buzz

Wales captain Craig Kopczak believes that the Welsh public will turn up in significant numbers to support the host nation ahead of their opening match against Italy at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday (4.30pm). All of the day’s events

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Widdop wants whole nation to unite behind England

Gareth Widdop wants the nation’s backing as England prepare for their Rugby League World Cup 2013 opening showdown against Australia at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday (2.30pm). England face the Kangaroos as part of a thrilling double-header, which also

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