Sunday, October 26, 2014
Rugby League News


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


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 »

England 32-26 Samoa


England got their Four Nations campaign off to a winning start – but it was far from comprehensive, as they held on to edge out a dogged Samoa side 32-26. Leading 22-10 midway through the second period, England were clawed back by a resolute Samoan team, but somehow, Steve McNamara’s men found a way to win. The deadlock was broken ... Read More »

Coventry sign former St Helens winger Parry


Coventry Bears have announced the signing of St Helens winger Ben Parry, following the youngster’s release from the Super League Champions earlier this month. Parry, who can play full-back or wing, arrives in time for the Bears’ first season in League One, and head coach Tom Tsang believes it is a remarkable signing for the club to secure. “Ben is ... Read More »

England not underestimating Samoa


We’re not taking Samoa lightly – that’s the message from England coach and captain ahead of the opening Four Nations fixture tomorrow, with coach Steve McNamara insisting it’s the press calling Samoa underdogs, not the England camp. The Samoans won a play-off against Tonga to get to the Four Nations, and with plenty of NRL and Super League experience in ... Read More »

England v Samoa preview

Josh Charnley RL winger

England will be looking to kick off their Four Nations campaign with a win tomorrow morning, as they tackle Samoa in Brisbane to kick off the tournament in earnest. The game – which is the first part of a double-header, with Australia v New Zealand following – sees four debutants for Steve McNamara’s side, as a new era begins following ... Read More »

Radford proud of Hull KR star Hodgson’s path to England


It’s perhaps unusual for a coach of Hull FC to declare his pride in one of Hull KR’s best players – but for FC boss Lee Radford, there is no hiding his delight as Josh Hodgson prepares to make his debut for England tomorrow. Radford – who is heavily involved with amateur club East Hull – coached Hodgson as a ... Read More »

European Championship Preview: Week Two

Danny Brough Scotland

After a pulsating opening weekend of action in the European Championship, the action continues at pace this weekend with the second round of fixtures – with two intriguing matches in store for Rugby League fans. Whilst most of the media spotlight will be on the first weekend of the Four Nations, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France will continue on their ... Read More »

VIDEO: Sam Burgess after becoming International POTY

Sam Burgess. ©RLPhotos

Could this be Sam Burgess’ last ever interview as a Rugby League player? Perhaps not, but the rugby union-bound superstar spoke to the media this week before flying back to England to start his new career with Bath RU. Burgess was speaking just after claiming the International Player of the Year – becoming the first Englishman to pick up the ... Read More »