Friday, December 19, 2014
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World Cup

Full Time Report: England 34 Fiji 12

England delivered in the second half with a magical spell that saw Steve McNamara’s side score five tries in 26 minutes. After a competitive first half England took control straight from the second half restart, collecting their own kick and before Fiji had touched the ball Sam Burgess was scattering the Fijian defence from 10 metres out. Brett Ferres was ... Read More »

Half Time Report: England 6 Fiji 6

England and Fiji matched each other on the scoreboard of a physical encounter at the KC Stadium which was scoreless for 33 minutes. England’s Sam Burgess lost the ball in the act of scoring shortly after Fiji’s Korbin Sims had been placed on report for an alleged spear tackled on James Graham. Daryl Millard had a try wiped off for ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Scotland 22 USA 8

Scotland will need Tonga to draw with or beat Italy on Sunday if they are to progress to the quarter finals of the World Cup. Tonga can no longer qualify from Group and Scotland have the same points difference as the Italians ahead of the final game of the group. The Scots scored four unanswered tries in the second half ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Scotland 0 USA 8

Scotland had four first-half try claims ruled out in their clash against the USA in Salford. Alex Hurst, after Ben Hellewell had been stopped short on the opposite flank, was pulled back for a forward pass early on. Hurst was held up later on and moments later Danny Brough’s try was ruled out on review for an obstruction in the ... Read More »

The World Cup and the media

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, suggests that Rugby League could do a lot to help itself get more coverage in the national media. This is a modified version of an article that appeared in this week’s newspaper.   After an initial surge of interest in the World Cup from the leading national newspapers, there was a clear decline ... Read More »

Smaller nations, and smaller clubs, do us proud

MARTYN SADLER, the editor of League Express, pays tribute to the World Cup’s smaller nations. This is a modified version of part of his ‘Talking Rugby League’ article in this week’s newspaper. The more you watch the World Cup, the more you realise that the tournament isn’t really about the big three of Australia, New Zealand and England. It’s really ... Read More »

Roets calls for Welsh support

Welsh centre Christiaan Roets is calling on the people of Neath to turn up in their droves to support Wales when they visit The Gnoll to take on the Cook Islands on Sunday in Rugby League World Cup 2013 (kick-off 2pm). The Crusaders centre had a two-year spell with the Scorpions before moving north, and he is hoping that the ... Read More »

Fisher proud of Bravehearts’ campaign

Ben Fisher feels that Scotland’s Rugby League World Cup 2013 will go down as a success despite what happens on Thursday as the Bravehearts look ahead to their final Group C/D game against the USA at Salford City Stadium (8.00pm). Having drawn with Italy at the weekend, Scotland must beat the Tomahawks in Thursday night’s showdown to retain a realistic ... Read More »

Focused Tomahawks aim for Bravehearts

Despite their scintillating form at Rugby League World Cup 2013, USA full-back Kristian Freed insists that the Tomahawks are not letting their sights wander anywhere but their next game, against Scotland at Salford City Stadium on Thursday (8.00pm). In their debut World Cup, Terry Matterson’s side sit alongside defending world champions New Zealand and tournament favourites Australia as the in-form ... Read More »

Kiwi clash a highlight

Bradford Bulls Chief Executive Robbie Hunter-Paul is urging Rugby League fans to get to Headingley Carnegie on Friday night to see the World Champions New Zealand take on Papua New Guinea. Hunter-Paul, who played 33 times for New Zealand between 1997 and 2006, believes the clash could be one of the highlights of the pool stages. Looking ahead to the ... Read More »

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