Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rugby League News


England name team for Ireland match

England head coach Steve McNamara has named his 19 man squad to play Ireland at John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield on Saturday (2.30pm) Carl Ablett Tom Briscoe George Burgess Thomas Burgess Rob Burrow Rangi Chase Leroy Cudjoe Liam Farrell Brett Ferres James Graham Ryan Hall Chris Hill Sean O’Loughlin James Roby Kevin Sinfield (captain) Sam Tomkins Kallum Watkins Ben Westwood Gareth ... Read More »

Full Time Report: USA 32 Cook Islands 20

USA halfbacks Joe Paulo and Craig Priestly stole the show as the Tomahawks recorded their first-ever victory in the Rugby League World Cup. With hooker Joel Luani and sub Tui Samoa also in good form for the USA they added 22 second half points with tries from Joe Paulo, Samoa, Mark Offerdahl and Priestly to finish worthy winners. But it ... Read More »

Half Time Report: USA10 Cook Islands 10

A livewire show from Tomahawks scrum-half Craig Priestly helped the USA to dominate large parts of the first half of their encounter against Cook Islands in Bristol but they had to share the spoils at half-times with the two sides tied at 10-all. Stand-off Brad Takairangi touched down after the USA failed to clear a kick from Isaac John, Jordan ... Read More »

England relish playing to packed houses

Sam Tomkins is relishing the thought of playing in front of a huge crowd against Ireland at The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, on Saturday (2.30pm) after England’s encouraging performance against Australia in the Rugby League World Cup 2013 opener. The full-back, who is England’s all-time leading try-scorer, believes Steve McNamara’s team has what it takes to win RLWC2013, and is ... Read More »

Prince of Wales meets World Cup stars


Players and representatives from all 14 nations competing in Rugby League World Cup 2013 (RLWC2013) gained royal support on Tuesday as they met with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at Clarence House. HRH The Prince of Wales welcomed RLWC2013 Tournament Director Nigel Wood and RLWC2013 General Manager Sally Bolton along with representatives of all 14 nations including Australian ... Read More »

PNG’s Aiton wins appeal against suspension

An International Disciplinary Tribunal has cleared Paul Aiton to play in Papua New Guinea’s Rugby League World Cup Group B game against Samoa at Craven Park, Hull, on Monday November 4. Aiton successfully appealed the one-match suspension handed down by an International Match Review Panel for a careless high tackle on Morgan Escare of France in a fixture on Sunday ... Read More »

England uplifted by the nation’s backing

England half-back Rangi Chase has been stirred by the fantastic level of support the home nation has received so far during Rugby League World Cup 2013 and is looking forward to playing in front of a capacity crowd against Ireland at The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, on Saturday (2.30pm). The match was the first in the tournament to post the ... Read More »

Anasta predicts promising future for Greek Rugby League

NRL stalwart Braith Anasta has admitted that making his debut for the fledgling Greek national Rugby League side at the weekend was a highly significant moment in a glittering career. The Wests Tiger landed 46 points, courtesy of four tries and 15 goals from as many attempts, as the Greeks defeated novices Hungary 90-0 in the two nation’s first sanctioned ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Tonga 24 Scotland 26

Tonga had three second half try claims ruled out by video referee Ashley Klein in a pulsating period of play that saw Scotland hold out for a thrilling victory Brett Carter was deemed to have forced a goal line drop out before Jorge Taufua (tackled) and Ukuma Ta’ai (lost ball) had tries crossed off. Numerous other incidents were referred to ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Tonga 4 Scotland 20

Tries from rival fullbacks Glenn Fisi’iahi and Matthew Russell got this World Cup encounter off to an entertaining start at a wet Derwent Park in Workington. Fisi’iahi burst through a massive gap in the Scottish defence to open the scoring with an unconverted try in the ninth minute. Scotland replied five minutes later, Russell breaking out of a Siliva Havili ... Read More »