MPs back England’s men’s and women’s World Cup teams

Members of Parliament have wished the England men’s and women’s Rugby League teams well for the remainder of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. A motion has been tabled in the House of Commons by Marie Rimmer MP, congratulating the England men’s team on reaching the knockout stages, and wishing the women’s team well for the remainder of the competition.…

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Papua New Guinea beat USA to progress

Papua New Guinea posted their highest ever World Cup total, scoring at almost a point a minute in the opening half as their blistering attack terrorised the United State’s defence, busting through the line on 13 separate occasions to post a 64-0 final score. Kumul’s second rower Rhyse Martin stared, as he slotted 10 from 11 conversions despite strong winds…

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Australia head for quarter-finals with Lebanon victory

Australia will face Samoa in the World Cup quarter-final in Darwin after securing a comfortable 34-0 victory over Lebanon today at the Sydney Football Stadium. Ahead only 10-0 at half-time, the Australian scored two tries in the final five minutes to produce a scoreline that did little credit to the efforts of the Lebanese. In a first-half display that will…

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Valiant Bravehearts exit the World Cup with Samoa draw

Scotland may have been reeling earlier in the week from the impact of three players having been sent home, but they recovered their spirit to secure a 14-14 draw with Samoa in Cairns, outplaying Samoa for much of the game largely thanks to their playmaker Danny Addy. Sadly for the Scots, however, Samoa will progress to the quarter-finals with a…

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Tonga shock Kiwis with second-half fightback

Tonga scored 26 second-half points to stun New Zealand with a thrilling 28-22 victory in front of a full house today at Waikato Stadium, qualifying for a World Cup quarter-final against Lebanon or France, while the Kiwis will now play Fiji in the quarter-finals that begin next weekend. The Tongan hero was David Fusitua, whose hat-trick in the second half…

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