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Kiwis win heartstopping Four Nations Final

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New Zealand held on to win a thrilling Four Nations Final in Wellington, defeating Australia 22-18 and holding on when a try in the final minute of the game was disallowed by English referee Phil Bentham because of a forward pass. It was the culmination of a compelling match and a wonderful tournament, with the Kiwis just about deserving to ... Read More »

Australia sweep past Samoa to reach Four Nations Final

After beating Samoa 44-18 win in Wollongong, the Australians will take on the Kiwis on Saturday night at Wellington in a replay of last year’s World Cup Final. The Australians were too strong for the Pacific Islanders, scoring five first-half tries to lead 28-6 at half-time. And they were soon on the scoreboard as Greg Inglis created the space for ... Read More »

England lose narrowly as Four Nations hopes dangle by a thread

England fell to a heartbreaking 16-14 defeat to New Zealand this morning at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin. And now their chances of reaching the Four Nations final in Wellington next week rest on Samoa defeating Australia tomorrow by a margin of less than eight points. It was a cruel defeat for England, with two Gareth Widdop conversions hitting ... Read More »

England suffer agonising 16-12 defeat to Australia

England suffered a controversial 16-12  defeat against Australia in Melbourne today in their second game of this season’s Four Nations tournament, as Australian video-referee Gerald Sutton disallowed a last-minute try by Ryan Hall when video replays appeared to suggest that Hall had touched the ball down after a Liam Farrell grubber kick to the corner. If the try had been ... Read More »

Kiwis survive Samoa Four Nations scare

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Shaun Kenny-Dowall rescued New Zealand with a try four minutes from time, as the Kiwis scraped home 14-12 against a committed and enthusiastic Samoan team in Whangerei today. In front of an enthusiastic and noisy crowd of 16,912 spectators, the Samoans took an early lead when Tautau Moga,who had replaced Antonio Winterstein on the wing, intercepted a loose New Zealand pass ... Read More »

Scottish fightback thwarts French Four Nations hopes

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A sensational climax saw Scotland stay in contention for their first-ever European crown despite going down 38-22 to France at Galashiels. Steve McCormack’s men needed to avoid defeat by 17 points to end France’s hopes and trailed by the half time score of 38-6 with only 17 minutes to go. But, in a rousing finish, three tries and two Danny ... Read More »

Scots tame Ireland in Dublin

Scotland are within touching distance of their first ever European crown after beating Ireland 25-4 in Dublin this afternoon. Their victory means that anything better than an 18-point defeat to France in Galashiels on Friday night will see Steve McCormack’s side win the European Championship and a place in the 2016 Four Nations. The first half was best forgotten apart from ... Read More »

French too strong for Wales in European Championship

Wales gave a good impression of themselves in Albi today against a strong French side and the inexperienced Welsh will go away with a lot of credit and plenty of memorable moments, despite a 42-22 defeat which sees them unable to win the European Championship. Scotland are now in pole position to win the title after a 25-4 win over ... Read More »

Kiwis shock Aussies to take a grip on Four Nations

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New Zealand shocked Australia in Brisbane today, cruising to a 30-12 victory at Suncorp Stadium in their opening game of this season’s Four Nations tournament in front of 47,813 spectators. Although the Australians took an early lead through a try from Beau Scott, converted by Cameraon Smith, the Kiwis pulled level after 17 minutes with a try by Kevin Proctor, ... Read More »

Late Burgess try seals Wigan’s Grand Final spot

Wigan winger Joe Burgess left it until the 79th minute to snatch a 16-12 victory for his side in a hard fought contest tonight at the DW Stadium against Warrington Wolves. That Wigan would struggle to suppress the challenge of the Wolves looked unlikely early in the game, as they applied relentless pressure on the Warrington defence. They went ahead ... Read More »

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