Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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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 »

PNG star Menzie Yere meets The Queen

Menzie Yere meets The Queen at Buckingham Palace

Ahead of his next match in Rugby League World Cup 2013, Papua New Guinea and Sheffield Eagles Rugby League star Menzie Yere, has received royal recognition for his outstanding work with the Kits2Kids Menzie Yere Foundation. Menzie, was given special permission to leave the Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup team base, where the team are preparing ahead of ... Read More »

Ablett wary of wounded Irish threat

Carl Ablett is expecting an Irish backlash when England take to the field at a packed John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, tomorrow for their Rugby League World Cup 2013 Group A game (2.30pm). Ireland lost their opening match of the tournament 32-14 against Fiji in Rochdale on Monday, and Ablett believes that result will make Ireland all the more dangerous as ... Read More »

Wales name team for USA match

Wales head coach Iestyn Harris has named his 19 man squad to play USA at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium on Sunday (14:00) Neil Budworth Ross Divorty Gil Dudson Jacob Emmitt Ben Evans Rhys Evans Ben Flower Tyson Frizzell Jordan James Elliott Kear Craig Kopczak Peter Lupton Larne Patrick Christiaan Roets Matt Seamark Anthony Walker Ian Webster Lloyd White Rhys Williams Read More »

USA name team for Wales match

USA head coach Terry Matterson has named his 19 man squad to play Wales at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium on Sunday (14:00) Bureta Faraimo Kristian Freed Michael Garvey Roman Hifo Daniel Howard Judah Lavulo Haveatama Luani David Marando Clint Newton Mark Offendahl Joseph Paulo Matthew Petersen Edward Pettybourne Craig Priestly Tuisegasega Samoa Matthew Shipway Les Soloai Lelauloto Tagaloa Taylor Welch Read More »

Robins release Tuimavave

Hull Kingston Rovers have agreed to release Evarn Tuimavave from the final year of his contract on compassionate grounds. Tuimavave, who joined the Robins on a two-year deal from Newcastle Knights ahead of the 2013 campaign, had requested a release so that he could return to the southern hemisphere to be nearer to his family. The 29-year-old made 23 appearances ... Read More »

Ferres fired up by chance for World Cup glory

Brett Ferres cannot wait to play in front of a capacity crowd at his home ground for England when they meet Ireland at The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, on Saturday (2.30pm). The match will see Ferres go toe-to-toe with his Huddersfield Giants team-mates Scott Grix and Anthony Mullally, who line up for Ireland, and the prospect is filling the second ... Read More »

Four living legends inducted into RL Hall of Fame

Four of Rugby League’s greatest ever players, Lewis Jones, Martin Offiah MBE, Garry Schofield OBE and Mick Sullivan, are to join the sport’s most exclusive and prestigious club, the Rugby League Hall of Fame. They will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at a Rugby League World Cup Celebration Dinner at Huddersfield on Friday night when they will ... Read More »

Rhinos sign up Foster

Leeds Rhinos have agreed a new three year contract with 20-year-old forward Alex Foster that will keep him at Headingley Carnegie until at least the end of the 2016 Super League season. The former Wetherby Bulldogs youngster made his debut at Widnes at the end of June and went on to play the next eight Super League fixtures for Leeds ... Read More »

Senior support for England

Former England international Keith Senior believes Steve McNamara’s side should kick start their World Cup campaign this Saturday when they take on Ireland at a sold out John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield. Senior played in the last meeting between the two sides back in 2000 when England fought back from 10-4 down in the first half to win 26-16 in ... Read More »

Sonics want to build on World Cup success

Bristol Sonics have promised to build on the success of this week’s Rugby League World Cup 2013 game in the city. Over 7,000 people descended on the Memorial Stadium, home of Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rugby, to watch the USA Tomahawks record a famous 32-20 debut World Cup win over the Cook Islands. It was the first time top flight ... Read More »

Bosnia & Herzegovina completes first Rugby League season

RLC Bjeli Zecevi have emerged as champions from the first season of domestic Rugby League competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, defeating Stanari’s RLC Rudar 36-4 at the city stadium in Doboj, in the final game of a three club, six round campaign. Their success came on the back of the first ever U18 Rugby League 9s tournament held at Banja ... Read More »