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Rochdale ready for Rugby League World Cup to roll into town

Just weeks until Rugby League World Cup 2013 rolls into Rochdale, the town is preparing to welcome supporters and fans from across the globe. Fiji play Ireland at Spotland Stadium at 8pm on Monday 28 October, and Fiji will be

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World Cup squads announced

RLWC2013 have announced the full 24-man squads for all competing nations in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. AUSTRALIA: Greg Bird (Gold Coast Titans), Darius Boyd (Newcastle Knights), Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles), Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters), Cooper Cronk (Melbourne

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Westwood available for World Cup opener

Ben Westwood of Warrington Wolves will be available for selection for England’s opening fixture of Rugby League World Cup 2013 despite being suspended for a Grade B punch in the Super League Grand Final. Westwood pleaded guilty to punching Wigan

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Matterson to guide USA

Terry Matterson will take charge of the United States side during the World Cup later this year. The former Castleford coach succeeds Brian Smith, who stepped down on Thursday because of a pressing family engagement. Matterson, who is currently assistant

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Brough to captain Scotland

Scotland Rugby League have announced that their captain at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup will be scrum-half Danny Brough. “We are lucky to have a number of outstanding players representing us in this year’s World Cup,” said Scotland head

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French TV deal for World Cup

Rugby League World Cup 2013 has confirmed that beIN SPORT have been granted exclusive rights to broadcast matches live in France. beIN SPORT is a global network of sports channels jointly owned and operated by Qatari Sports Investments. It currently

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Ellis announces international retirement

England player Gareth Ellis has today announced his retirement from international Rugby League with immediate effect, ruling himself out of selection for Rugby League World Cup 2013. The 32-year-old second row has reached his decision following consultation with England coach

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Huge Dance Programme launched for Rugby League World Cup 2013

More than 3,000 dancers are being recruited to take part in spectacular celebrations across the UK for Rugby League World Cup 2013. The dancers will be led and inspired by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, who was part of the team who delivered

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Duffy joins Scotland team

Duffy joins Scotland team

Scotland have appointed former scrum-half John Duffy to their coaching team for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup. Duffy, who retired from playing following a persistent back injury, has been coaching at his former club Leigh Centurions and within the

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Dynamic duo

Dynamic duo

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 390 (Oct 2013) Robbie Hunter-Paul hopes that the World Cup provides one final great stage for two of the modern game’s most celebrated players. Will Benji Marshall and Sonny Bill Williams, two of

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