Wales overcome Serbia in World Cup Qualifier

Wales blitzed Serbia with nine tries this afternoon at Stebonheath Park in Llanelli, defeating their East European opponents 50-0 in a result that means that their clash with Italy in Monza in two weeks’ time will probably decide which country progresses to the final stages of the 2017 World Cup. Welsh wingers Rhys Williams and Regan Grace scored two tries…

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Italy Name 3 Home-Based Players in Cosmopolitan Qualifiers Squad

Hull Kingston Rovers pair, playmaker Terry Campese and goal kicker Josh Mantellato, head the names in the Italy squad for their pool A games against Serbia and Wales in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup European qualifiers, that begin next weekend. Cameron Ciraldo’s selection includes players who ply their trade in five countries – Italy, France, England, Australia and Wales…

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Spain Name 40-Man Train-On Squad for European Pool B, World Cup Qualifiers

Spain has named a 40-man squad in preparation for October matches against Russia and Spain, in the 2017 World Cup, European Pool B Qualifiers.  With the sport having been formally played in the country for only three years, Coach Darren Fisher’s men are aiming to make the finals for the first time. Adding experience are former French internationals Aurelien Cologni,…

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Russia Names 29-Man Squad for World Cup Qualifiers

Russia have named a 29-man squad for their 2017 Rugby League World Cup European Pool B Qualifiers against Ireland and Spain in October. Around half are debutants but five of them featured in the Qualifier for the 2008 World Cup against Holland however. They are Anatoly Grigoryev, Sergei Konstantinov, Vladimir Vlasyuk and Nikolay Zagoskin from Nara,  along with Moscow Storm’s Vadim…

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New CEO for Rugby League World Cup

The organising committee of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup has announced that Andrew Hill has been appointed its new Chief Executive Officer, following the departure from the role last month of Michael Brown. “We are delighted Andrew has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Rugby League World Cup 2017,” said Dr George Peptones, the RLWC2017 Chairman. “Andrew has…

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