Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Rugby League mourns Steve Prescott MBE

The RFL has sent its condolences to the family of Steve Prescott MBE, who has died after a long illness. Steve, who was capped by both England and Ireland at international level and had successful spells with St Helens and Hull FC, passed away in hospital earlier today. He was 39. RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “It is with ... Read More »

Lee Briers announces retirement

Warrington Wolves and former Wales International Lee Briers has announced his retirement on medical advice. Numerous scans and consultations have highlighted the damage Briers has sustained to his neck, leaving him with no option but to retire from playing. He will now make the transition into the Warrington Wolves coaching set-up. Briers, 35, signed as an 18-year old from St ... Read More »

Italy name team for Tonga match

Italy head coach Carlo Napolitano has named his 19 man squad to play Tonga at The Shay on Sunday(16:00) Chris Centrone Cameron Ciraldo Ben Falcone Ryan Ghietti Aidan Guerra Gavin Hiscox Anthony Laffranchi Joshua Mantellato Tim Maccan Anthony Minichiello Mark Minichiello Raymond Nasso Dean Parata Joel Riethmuller Brendan Santi Kade Snowden James Tedesco Ryan Tramonte Paul Vaughan After retaining their ... Read More »

Cook Islands name team for Wales match

Cook Islands head coach David Fairleigh has named his 19 man squad to play Wales at The Gnoll on Sunday (14:00) Tinirau Arona (Syndey Roosters) Sam Brunton (Mounties Bundy) Daniel Fepuleai (North Sydney Bears) Jonathon Ford (Toulouse Olympique XIII) Anthony Gelling (Wigan Warriors) Isaac John (Penrith Panthers) Keith Lulia (Bradford Bulls) Lulia Lulia (Shell Harbour) Sam Mataora (Canberra Raiders) Joseph ... Read More »

Wales name team for Cook Islands match

Wales head coach Iestyn Harris has named his 19 man squad to play Cook Islands at The Gnoll on Sunday (14:00) Neil Budworth (Moranbah Miners) Ross Divorty (Halifax) Gil Dudson (Wigan Warriors) Ben Evans (Bradford Bulls) Rhys Evans (Warrington Wolves) Daniel Fleming (Castleford Tigers) Ben Flower (Wigan Warriors) Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons) Jordan James (Salford Red Devils) Danny ... Read More »

England ready to get physical with Fiji

England forward Brett Ferres is expecting an intense, physical game against Fiji when the two nations meet in their final Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A game at the KC Stadium, Hull, on Saturday (2.30pm). A week after their impressive 42-0 victory over Ireland, England have prepared for a more testing time against the Bati, who gave Australia a ... Read More »

Platt joins Crusaders

North Wales Crusaders have added to their squad with the capture of former Irish international Michael Platt from Bradford Bulls. Platt will link up with former team-mate Stuart Reardon, who he played alongside at the Bulls, and is the fourth new member of the 2014 squad alongside the Ashall brothers and Adam Clay. The 29-year-old has crossed for 24 tries ... Read More »

England to wear poppy shirts

England Rugby League will wear jerseys embroidered with poppies when they take on Fiji in this Saturday’s Rugby League World Cup 2013 final Group A match at KC Stadium, Hull, kick off 2.30pm. There will be a minute’s silence ahead of the match, when for the fifth successive year, the national team will don the special shirts to commemorate Remembrance ... Read More »

Owlerton announced as new home of Sheffield Eagles

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium is the new home to the Sheffield Eagles, it was announced today. A two-year agreement sees the Rugby League club returning to the venue where it first formed almost 30 years ago. As part of the deal, the Eagles will play all home fixtures at Owlerton Stadium when the new Championship season kicks off in February 2014. ... Read More »

Fiji name team for England match

Fiji head coach Rick Stone has named his 19 man squad to play England at KC Stadium on Saturday (14:30) Peni Botiki Jayson Bukuya Petero Civoniceva Kane Evans Aaron Groom Apisai Koroisau Daryl Millard Ryan Millard Kevin Naiqama Waisale Ligani Naiqama Vitale Junior Roqica Ashton Sims Korbin Sims Tariq Sims James Storer Akuila Uate Eloni Vunakece Sisa Ledua Waqa Semi ... Read More »

Justin Poore joins the Robins

Hull KR have signed Australian prop Justin Poore from Wakefield Wildcats on a two-year deal. The 28-year-old, a former Australian Schoolboy International, made his name in the NRL during a six-year spell with the St George-Illawarra Dragons for whom he made over 100 appearances. His form for the Dragons saw him called up for State of Origin duty in 2009 ... Read More »

Tight-knit Ireland want to take spring out of Kangaroos’ step

Ireland forward Rory Kostjasyn was encouraged by Ireland’s performance in defeat against England, and wants his team to showcase their abilities ahead of their final Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A game against Australia at Thomond Park, Limerick on Saturday (8.00pm). Kostjasyn, who plays his club Rugby League for North Queensland Cowboys, admits that England were the better side ... Read More »

Full Time Report: Scotland 22 USA 8

Scotland will need Tonga to draw with or beat Italy on Sunday if they are to progress to the quarter finals of the World Cup. Tonga can no longer qualify from Group and Scotland have the same points difference as the Italians ahead of the final game of the group. The Scots scored four unanswered tries in the second half ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Scotland 0 USA 8

Scotland had four first-half try claims ruled out in their clash against the USA in Salford. Alex Hurst, after Ben Hellewell had been stopped short on the opposite flank, was pulled back for a forward pass early on. Hurst was held up later on and moments later Danny Brough’s try was ruled out on review for an obstruction in the ... Read More »

England name team for Fiji match

England wing Ryan Hall is certain that his side can stay in contention to win Rugby League World Cup 2013 by following their victory over Ireland with another win when they face Fiji at the KC Stadium, Hull, on Saturday (2:30pm). The sides meet for their final game in Group A on Saturday afternoon when England will look to secure ... Read More »