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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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