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Tomkins: “We will be stronger for it”

Tomkins: “We will be stronger for it”

England full-back Sam Tomkins claims the group will be stronger as a result of their last-gasp loss to New Zealand in the World Cup semi finals. The 24-year-old was trying to remain positive after watching Shaun Johnson score and convert

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Johnson: “It’s all a bit of a blur”

Johnson: “It’s all a bit of a blur”

Shaun Johnson claims he can’t quite picture his match-winning try against England at Wembley but describes it as the biggest moment of his career. With just seconds to spare, the 23-year-old received the ball in space and cleverly stepped a

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Full Time Report: Australia 64 Fiji 0

Halfback Johnathan Thurston will go into next week’s 2013 Rugby League World Cup on the verge of an Australian record. Thurston passed the 300-point mark in the colours of Australia and is within reach of record holder Mick Cronin who

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Half Time Report: Australia 34 Fiji 0

Australia totally dominated the scoring in the second semi-final of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup at Wembley. Jarryd Hayne grabbed two tries as the Kangaroos crossed the Fijian line six times in the first half. A Johnathan Thurston show

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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

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Half Time Report: New Zealand 8 England 8

ONE of the most amazing tries ever seen at Wembley Stadium helped the Kiwis to go into the interval of the first World Cup semi-final all square. New Zealand had the early chances with an Isaac Luke grubber being hacked

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Burgess optimistic about Kiwi clash

England stalwart Sam Burgess claims England have a great chance against New Zealand on Saturday – as long as they keep hold of the ball. The reigning champions haven’t stumbled once en-route to the semi-finals, brushing off Samoa, France, Scotland

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Deacon hopeful of exacting Kiwi revenge

Former Great Britain star Paul Deacon is hoping his first battle with New Zealand as a coach will be more successful than his last hurrah as a player. The scrum-half was infamously floored by a Nigel Vagana swinging arm in

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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

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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

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