Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Half Time Report: Tonga 2 Italy 0

Tonga and Italy looked set to produce a scoreless yet exciting first half at Halifax with the deadlock broken 20 seconds before the interval with a penalty goal from Tonga’s Sami Langi. Play went end to end throughout but defences were on top and scoring chances were at a premium. Italian second row Cameron Ciraldo broke from a Paul Vaughan ... Read More »

Full Time report: Wales 24 Cook Islands 28

The Cook Islands sealed their first-ever World Cup victory with this success over Wales in Neath. The Cook Islanders took command of the game heading into the half-time interval and soon added to their advantage with a try five minutes into the second half from second-row Dominic Peyroux. But they then had to hold their nerve as the Welsh hit ... Read More »

Half Time Report: Wales 4 Cook Islands 16

The Cook Islands took a firm grasp on this World Cup encounter at Neath outscoring the Welsh by three first-half tries to one. Constant early pressure from Cook Islands paid dividend with hooker Daniel Fepuleai sneaking over from dummy half, Chris Taripo converting. When the Welsh did get some possession they hit back with a smart try down the left ... Read More »

Full Time Report: England 34 Fiji 12

England delivered in the second half with a magical spell that saw Steve McNamara’s side score five tries in 26 minutes. After a competitive first half England took control straight from the second half restart, collecting their own kick and before Fiji had touched the ball Sam Burgess was scattering the Fijian defence from 10 metres out. Brett Ferres was ... Read More »

Half Time Report: England 6 Fiji 6

England and Fiji matched each other on the scoreboard of a physical encounter at the KC Stadium which was scoreless for 33 minutes. England’s Sam Burgess lost the ball in the act of scoring shortly after Fiji’s Korbin Sims had been placed on report for an alleged spear tackled on James Graham. Daryl Millard had a try wiped off for ... Read More »

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 »