Thursday, January 29, 2015
Rugby League News

World Cup

Kangaroos give back to Manchester

It is fair to say the Australian Rugby League World Cup side has not had the best of times at its Manchester base. On the first night of their tour, promising prop Josh Papalii had £200 stolen off him at a cash machine, while last week Billy Slater was struck by a local when he returned to a nightclub to ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Samoa 0 Fiji 14

Fiji withstood an intense spell of Samoan pressure just before the break to keep a clean sheet in the first half of the quarter final at Warrington. That spell came ten minutes before the break as the Fijians held an eight-point lead. They then added a second converted try as Wes Naiqama picked up a kick from Aaron Groom to ... Read More »

Full Time Report: England 34 France 6

England ground out the required victory to take them to a semi-final encounter against the Kiwis at Wembley on Saturday. Steve McNamara’s side only added two second half tries but defended for long periods against a French side who were unable to unlock their defence. England’s first try of the second half came from Sean O’Loughlin, a Rangi Chase kick ... Read More »

Half Time Report: England 22 France 6

Tries from wingers Josh Charnley and Ryan Hall got England on the front foot in their quarter-final tie against France at the DW Stadium. Charnley and Hall each crossed twice in the first half hour as England fought back from an early setback. Although the French lost Kane Bentley through injury in the first minute they opened the scoring when ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Australia 62 USA 0

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 second half with a 38-point lead against the USA but were restricted to just four second half tries. Johnathan Thurston converted all four second half scores after an indifferent first ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Australia 38 USA 0

Brett Morris scored four first half tries as Australia demolished USA after a good start from the Tomahawks. Cameron Smith’s kick off hit the upright and after forcing a goal line drop out the Australians were over in their second set through Jarryd Hayne. A good run from Sam Thaiday set up the position for Greg Inglis to score but ... Read More »

Full Time Report: New Zealand 40 Scotland 4

New Zealand made their expected progress to the semi-finals of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup with this eight-try success over Scotland at Headingley. The Kiwis held a 26-point lead at the interval and added to their tally with a length of the field effort from man of the match Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who picked off a Kane Linnett kick. Manu ... Read More »

Half Time Report: New Zealand 26 Scotland 0

Five first-half tries – and two more disallowed – saw defending World Cup champions New Zealand make a statement that they are in fine form as the knock out stages of the tournament begin. The Kiwis brushed aside an early injury fear to Sonny Bill Williams and a strong start from the Scots. Isaac Luke had a try claim ruled ... Read More »

Barthau proud of French resistance

William Barthau is proud of the resilience that his team showed in their Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group B campaign, as France look ahead to their Quarter-Final tie with England at the DW Stadium, Wigan, on Saturday (8.00pm). Pooled in a tough group alongside Papua New Guinea, Samoa and defending World Cup champions New Zealand, France qualified for the ... Read More »

Kangaroos tweak game in bid to jump into semis

James Tamou has been impressed with the USA’s extraordinary journey through Rugby League World Cup 2013, though is looking to bring it to an end when Australia face the Tomahawks in their Quarter-Final clash at the Glyndwr Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, on Saturday (1.00pm). Beating the likes of France in their warm-up match and the Cook Islands and Wales in RLWC2013, ... Read More »