Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rugby League News

World Cup

Charnley and Roby return for England

England have made two changes to the 19-man squad they selected against Fiji for Saturday’s Rugby League World Cup 2013 quarter-final against France at the DW Stadium, Wigan (8.00pm). Wigan Warriors winger Josh Charnley and St Helens hooker James Roby both return to the squad in place of Hull FC’s Tom Briscoe and Carl Ablett of Leeds Rhinos. Charnley, who ... Read More »

England benefit from French foresight

Carl Ablett believes that the England squad’s regular meetings with France’s players in domestic competition will help their preparations ahead of the Rugby League World Cup 2013 Quarter-Final clash at the DW Stadium, Wigan, on Saturday (8.00pm). The French squad has a strong Catalan Dragons contingent and Ablett says that it will help England know what to expect from their ... Read More »

USA continue their extraordinary journey

Tui Samoa wants his USA team to look at their next match as “just another game” as the Tomahawks look to cause the biggest upset in Rugby League World Cup history when they take on the world’s most decorated nation, Australia, at The Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, on Saturday (2.30pm). Terry Matterson’s side is planning to prolong their extraordinary ... Read More »

England thriving in knockout conditions

Tom Briscoe believes that the knockout stages of Rugby League World Cup 2013 will bring out the best in England as they prepare for their quarter-final against France at the DW Stadium, Wigan, on Saturday (8.00pm). After qualifying for the last eight with a strong performance in defeat to Australia and two impressive victories over Ireland and Fiji, Briscoe feels ... Read More »

Bravehearts bond in dream run

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They were born in Yeovil and Yamba, in Torquay and Shellharbour, Lancaster, Melbourne and the Yorkshire Dales village of Steeton. Yet their families are from Cambuslang, Possil, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Lanark and Dalry. This is the cosmopolitan make-up of Scotland’s World Cup squad, which comes face to face with the World Champions – New Zealand – at Leeds on Friday night. ... Read More »

Samoa player cleared to play in RLWC2013 quarter-final

An International Appeals Tribunal has lifted the one-match suspension handed down to Samoa player Sauaso Sue for tripping in the 58th minute of a Rugby League World Cup 2013 fixture against France on Monday. Sue was successful in his appeal after the Tribunal ruled that whilst he did make contact with French player William Barthau’s leg, there was uncertainty as ... Read More »

Buzzing Bravehearts ready for Kiwi clash

Matthew Russell feels as though he is living a dream as he and his squad prepare to face New Zealand in their Rugby League World Cup 2013 quarter-final clash at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday (8.00pm). Russell, who was named man of the match in Scotland’s final group game victory over the USA, had to sit with the rest of ... Read More »

Kiwis hoping for more Headingley cheer

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Elijah Taylor wants to see, and hear, more of the impressive atmospheres that have been created at matches throughout Rugby League World Cup 2013 as his New Zealand side look ahead to their quarter-final clash with Scotland at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday (8.00pm). In their last Group B match, the Kiwis beat Papua New Guinea in front of over ... Read More »

Watkins: England ready to match any team physically

Leeds Rhinos centre Kallum Watkins says he and his England team-mates are ready to match the physicality of the notoriously tough Pacific-island teams left in the World Cup. The 22-year-old watched the France V Samoa game on Monday and said he was impressed at the way the French stood up to the powerful – and sometimes illegal – tackling. “It ... Read More »

Luani clear to face Australia thanks to coach Matterson

The USA have successfully overturned the one-match suspension of 21-year-old Haveatama Luani for a ‘Grade A’ throw on Scotland’s Peter Wallace in their World Cup clash last week. Tomahawks coach Terry Matterson (pictured) cleverly demonstrated that Luani played a backseat role in a three-man tackle on Wallace in the 78th minute. The 21-year-old is now clear to face Australia in ... Read More »

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