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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.  

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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

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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

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