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Tomkins: Concentration is key to England success

Sam Tomkins believes an improvement in concentration is vital for England if they are serious about making it to the World Cup final. The 24-year-old, who was making his final appearance at Wigan’s DW Stadium for ‘a number of years’

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Ferres: Our standards slipped

Huddersfield Giants second-rower Brett Ferres thinks England need to iron out their mistakes if they are to mount a serious challenge against New Zealand in this week’s semi-final. The 27-year-old came off the bench in England’s quarter-final victory against France

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O’Loughlin: I don’t know why we only play well in spells

England loose forward Sean O’Loughlin says he does not understand why his side only manage to play well in spells. Speaking after England’s comfortable yet sloppy 34-6 win over France in Wigan on Saturday, the 30-year-old said: “I can’t put

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Hayne and Morris equal World Cup record

Jarryd Hayne and Brett Morris scored four tries each to thump the USA 62-0 and propel Australia into the World Cup semi-finals. It was the first time in World Cup history that two players scored four tries in a game

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Smith: Good ground helped us take down USA

Australia captain Cameron Smith claims the condition of the pitch in their quarter-final against the USA had a lot to do with the heavy scoreline. The Kangaroos ran in 12 unanswered tries against the Tomahawks at Wrexham, strolling through to

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Sheens: England had our pants down

Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens claims his side were caught off-guard by England in their tournament-opening encounter at the Milennium Stadium. Speaking after Australia’s heavy victory against the USA, Sheens highlighted the immense defensive effort from his troops and thanked England

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World Cup could be over for Billy Slater

Billy Slater’s World Cup campaign went from bad to worse as it was announced he is highly unlikely to feature again due to the recurrence of a knee injury. The Kangaroos full-back, who was arrested in the early hours of

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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

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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

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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

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