Fiji hammer Wales

Fiji all but booked their place in the Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals with a 72-6 hammering of Wales. John Kear’s side suffered yet another heavy defeat as the Bati proved far too good for the Dragons, who suffered their biggest ever World Cup defeat. Eloni Vunakece scored in the 6th minute to give Fiji the lead before Wales responded…

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Italy too good for USA

Italy bounced back from their defeat to Ireland with a convincing 46-0 win over USA. James Tedesco starred as he scored two tries against Brian McDermott’s inexperienced Americans. Italy will still need a miracle to qualify with only a victory over Fiji by 48 points or more enough to see them progress. An eight-try display made it a comfortable evening…

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England labour to victory over Lebanon

England picked up their first win of the World Cup following a 29-10 victory over Lebanon. However, England’s victory was overshadowed by a biting allegation against Jermaine McGillvary, after Lebanon captain Robbie Farah reported the incident to referee Ben Thaler at the start of the second-half. Overall, it was a low-key performance from Wayne Bennett’s men, who never appeared to…

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Catalans land Langi

Catalans Dragons have signed Leigh star Samisoni Langi. The Tongan international has signed a two-year contract with Steve McNamara’s side, making him the club’s latest signing ahead of the 2018 season. Langi, a versatile player who can play at centre or in the back-row, was understood to be close to agreeing a move with Hull Kingston Rovers. But he will now…

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