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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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McNamara: Fear factor will see England raise game

Steve McNamara believes the fear factor will bring the best out of his England side when they face New Zealand at Wembley on Saturday. The home side have had a shaky campaign thus far and were ‘scratchy’ in their 34-6

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Video highlights: Australia V USA

Australia progressed through to the semi-finals of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, but they did so with a less than convincing second half performance. The Australians went into the interval with a 38-point lead against the USA but were

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Full Time Report: Samoa 4 Fiji 22

Fiji will be singing their hymns and saying their prayers at Wembley on Saturday after an emphatic and deserved victory over Samoa in Warrington. Their quarter final will be remembered for the work rate and explosive running of wingers Marika

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Hunter-Paul: England far from the finished article

Robbie Hunter-Paul claims England have much room for improvement, but believes their halfbacks are growing in confidence. The former New Zealand scrum-half, who has nearly 500 Super League points, said: “England have showed why they are one of the best

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Peacock helping give England the edge at 2017 World Cup

Super League legend Jamie Peacock has taken up an internship with the Rugby Football League (RFL) that will see him help plan England’s strategy for the 2017 World Cup. The 35-year-old, who has represented his country 45 times, took the

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Sam Tomkins: Warriors are not team-mates yet

Sam Tomkins claims his new team-mates playing in New Zealand’s national side remain opposition until the end of the World Cup. The 24-year-old penned a lucrative deal to join NRL side New Zealand Warriors next year. “Any New Zealand Warriors

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