Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Workington did the World Cup proud

What a week! This World Cup really came of age last week with great performances from teams like Fiji, Scotland, Tonga, the USA and the Cook Islands. Friday’s and Saturday’s games were predictably one-sided, but we all know that the big three – Australia, New Zealand and England – are going to thrash the other nations, although huge credit to ... Read More »

League Express Editorial: An uplifting week

Sport is all about winning and losing, and the contrast between both was plain to see at Wrexham on Sunday afternoon, as Wales’ chances of qualifying from their World Cup group ended. On the other hand, the mood of the USA camp could only be described as one of elation and it would be nice to think that on the ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Scotland 30 Italy 30

Scotland and Italy shared 60 points in an end-to-end encounter at Derwent Park. After the Scots had come out of the half-time break with a two-point lead it went score for score with Danny Addy the first over in the second half after good work from Ben Hellewell and Brett Carter following a Danny Brough kick. Italy hit back when ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Scotland 14 Italy 12

Scotland held a narrow two-point lead over Italy in Workington at half time of their Group C encounter. Both countries recorded wins in their first outings in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup but neither dominated this Derwent Park encounter. Scotland built a 14-point lead after a penalty goal from Danny Brough got them off the mark on 15 minutes. ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Wales 16 USA 24

The USA Tomahawks made it two wins from two thanks to a comprehensive second half showing in Wrexham. After leading 8-4 at the break – and after defending a sustained period of Welsh pressure early in the second half – the Tomahawks scored three consecutive tries to extend their lead to 24-4 with 17 minutes remaining. It wasn’t until the ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Wales 4 USA 8

The USA Tomahawks held a narrow advantage at half time of their Group D clash with Wales in Wrexham. Stand-off Joe Paulo once again played a big part for the USA having a hand in each of their two first half tries. However, it was Wales who opened the scoring, on 16 minutes Rhys Williams raced down the left wing ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Australia 34 Fiji 2

Australia suffered a serious looking injury to in-form second-row Luke Lewis as they defeated Fiji in St Helens. Lewis slid into an advertising hoarding and was led to the dressing rooms in some discomfort with initial reports suggesting that he had suffered a dislocated shoulder. Moments earlier Lewis had finished off another smart move from fullback Greg Inglis to score ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Australia 16 Fiji 2

Australia are on course for their second victory in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup as they go into the break against Fiji with a 14-point advantage. Wind and rain swept down the Langtree Park pitch right from the start with Australia soon over the Fijian line but the try from Josh Morris was ruled out for Australian offside in ... Read More »

Full Time Report: England 42 Ireland 0

Ryan Hall was named man of the match as England completed their expected win over Ireland in front of a record 24,375 crowd in Huddersfield. That was the best attendance for any sporting event held at the John Smith’s Stadium. England led 30-0 after dominating the opening 25 minutes with Hall completing a hat-trick and other wing Tom Briscoe grabbing ... Read More »

Half Time Report: England 30 Ireland 0

England were always in  command to lead the Irish by 30 points at the interval in front of a capacity crowd at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield. The host nation went ahead in the second minute after an uncomfortable Leroy Cudjoe pass left Ryan Hall with the task of placing the ball down in the corner. The left three-quarter ... Read More »

Leeds transfer-list McShane

Leeds Rhinos have announced that they have agreed to hooker Paul McShane’s request to be transfer-listed. McShane made his debut at the start on the opening day of the 2009 season against Celtic Crusaders at Headingley Carnegie and in total he has made 63 appearances for Leeds over five seasons including 24 appearances last season. He also has had loan ... Read More »

Wigan sign John Bateman

Wigan Warriors have announced the signing of back row forward John Bateman from Bradford Bulls on a three-year contract that will see the Dudley Hill product play for the Warriors up to and including the 2016 season with a further option for 2017. Wigan will pay Bradford Bulls an undisclosed fee for the 20-year-old who still had two years remaining ... Read More »

Full Time Report: New Zealand 48 France 0

A magnificent kicking performance from scrum-half Shaun Johnson helped Group B leaders and defending champions New Zealand to a comprehensive victory. Johnson kicked eight goals from eight attempts and scooted in for two tries – both from breaks from inspirational hooker Isaac Luke. The Kiwis lead 18-0 at the break thanks to tries from Krisnan Inu, Bryson Goodwin and Frank-Paul ... Read More »

Inspired Scotland ready for Italian job

Ian Henderson believes that Scotland’s victory over Tonga last Tuesday night has inspired his team for the rest of Rugby League World Cup 2013 as they look ahead to their next group game against Italy at Derwent Park, Workington, on Sunday (4.00pm). The Bravehearts overcame a strong outfit in Tonga three days ago, after a try by full-back Matty Russell ... Read More »