Full Time Report: New Zealand 48 France 0

A magnificent kicking performance from scrum-half Shaun Johnson helped Group B leaders and defending champions New Zealand to a comprehensive victory. Johnson kicked eight goals from eight attempts and scooted in for two tries – both from breaks from inspirational hooker Isaac Luke. The Kiwis lead 18-0 at the break thanks to tries from Krisnan Inu, Bryson Goodwin and Frank-Paul…

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PNG star Menzie Yere meets The Queen

Ahead of his next match in Rugby League World Cup 2013, Papua New Guinea and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League star Menzie Yere, has received royal recognition for his outstanding work with the Kits2Kids Menzie Yere Foundation. Menzie, was given special permission to leave the Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup team base, where the team are preparing ahead of…

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Ablett wary of wounded Irish threat

Carl Ablett is expecting an Irish backlash when England take to the field at a packed John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, tomorrow for their Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A game (2.30pm). Ireland lost their opening match of the tournament 32-14 against Fiji in Rochdale on Monday, and Ablett believes that result will make Ireland all the more dangerous as…

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Wales name team for USA match

Wales head coach Iestyn Harris has named his 19 man squad to play USA at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium on Sunday (14:00) Neil Budworth Ross Divorty Gil Dudson Jacob Emmitt Ben Evans Rhys Evans Ben Flower Tyson Frizzell Jordan James Elliott Kear Craig Kopczak Peter Lupton Larne Patrick Christiaan Roets Matt Seamark Anthony Walker Ian Webster Lloyd White Rhys Williams

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USA name team for Wales match

USA head coach Terry Matterson has named his 19 man squad to play Wales at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium on Sunday (14:00) Bureta Faraimo Kristian Freed Michael Garvey Roman Hifo Daniel Howard Judah Lavulo Haveatama Luani David Marando Clint Newton Mark Offendahl Joseph Paulo Matthew Petersen Edward Pettybourne Craig Priestly Tuisegasega Samoa Matthew Shipway Les Soloai Lelauloto Tagaloa Taylor Welch

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Senior support for England

Former England international Keith Senior believes Steve McNamara’s side should kick start their World Cup campaign this Saturday when they take on Ireland at a sold out John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield. Senior played in the last meeting between the two sides back in 2000 when England fought back from 10-4 down in the first half to win 26-16 in…

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England name team for Ireland match

England head coach Steve McNamara has named his 19 man squad to play Ireland at John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield on Saturday (2.30pm) Carl Ablett Tom Briscoe George Burgess Thomas Burgess Rob Burrow Rangi Chase Leroy Cudjoe Liam Farrell Brett Ferres James Graham Ryan Hall Chris Hill Sean O’Loughlin James Roby Kevin Sinfield (captain) Sam Tomkins Kallum Watkins Ben Westwood Gareth…

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