Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rugby League News

World Cup

Charnley prepared to fight for place against France

Josh Charnley is itching to be selected for England’s World Cup quarter-final clash against France this Saturday, which is being played at his home ground. The Wigan winger missed both the Ireland and Fiji matches due to a shoulder injury and realises he has a lot of work to do to get his place back after strong performances from Tom ... Read More »

Harris: In four years we’ll be formidable

Wales coach Iestyn Harris believes his side will be a real force when the next World Cup comes around. The 37-year-old’s side failed to register a point in his their 2013 RLWC campaign but Harris believes the signs were promising and that the next World Cup will be a different story. “Our pack is very good and solid, and within ... Read More »

McNamara: Don’t take France lightly

England coach Steve McNamara has told his side not to be complacent when they take on France in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final in Wigan. The English go into the game heavy favourites, having dispatched their cross-Channel opposition 44-6 and 48-4 in their last two meetings. McNamara doesn’t think it will be plain sailing this time, though: “I think Richard [coach, ... Read More »

Video: CCTV of Slater attack released

The CCTV footage showing Australian full-back Billy Slater getting attacked outside a Manchester bar on Saturday night has been released. It clearly shows the 30-year-old returning to Mojo on Bridge Street to fetch a coat he left behind. He went to the head of the queue to enquire and was immediately confronted for pushing in by a visibly intoxicated 40-year-old. ... Read More »

Full Time Report: France 6 Samoa 22

England will play France in the quarter finals on Saturday evening at Wigan following Samoa’s 22-6 victory in Perpignan. The Samoans will face Fiji in Warrington on Sunday to complete the quarter final line-up. A superb individual try from fullback Anthony Milford set the Samoans on their way in the second half. France centre Jean-Philippe Baile went near in the ... Read More »

Half Time Report: France 6 Samoa 6

Samoa had Mose Maso sent to the sin bin in a first half against France that saw three other incidents placed on report. Skipper Daniel Vidot had given the Samoans an early lead after picking up a Ben Roberts pass that had bounced before reaching the winger, Anthony Milford kicking the touchline conversion. The Samoans then had Leeson Ah Mau ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Tonga 16 Italy 0

Scotland will play New Zealand at Headingley on Friday after Tonga defeated Italy in Halifax. The result leaves both Tonga and Italy eliminated from the tournament. Tonga’s victory was built on a solid defensive display as they constantly nullified the Italian attack and scored three second half tries of their own. James Tedesco was ruled to be held up two ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Tonga 2 Italy 0

Tonga and Italy looked set to produce a scoreless yet exciting first half at Halifax with the deadlock broken 20 seconds before the interval with a penalty goal from Tonga’s Sami Langi. Play went end to end throughout but defences were on top and scoring chances were at a premium. Italian second row Cameron Ciraldo broke from a Paul Vaughan ... Read More »

Full Time report: Wales 24 Cook Islands 28

The Cook Islands sealed their first-ever World Cup victory with this success over Wales in Neath. The Cook Islanders took command of the game heading into the half-time interval and soon added to their advantage with a try five minutes into the second half from second-row Dominic Peyroux. But they then had to hold their nerve as the Welsh hit ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Wales 4 Cook Islands 16

The Cook Islands took a firm grasp on this World Cup encounter at Neath outscoring the Welsh by three first-half tries to one. Constant early pressure from Cook Islands paid dividend with hooker Daniel Fepuleai sneaking over from dummy half, Chris Taripo converting. When the Welsh did get some possession they hit back with a smart try down the left ... Read More »