Thursday, December 18, 2014
Rugby League News

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England expecting O’Loughlin to play

Sean-O'Loughlin

England could be set for a major boost ahead of Sunday’s Four Nations thriller against Australia, after boss Steve McNamara revealed he was expecting captain Sean O’Loughlin to feature in the game at Melbourne’s AAMI Park. O’Loughlin missed England’s opening weekend win against Samoa due to injury, and wasn’t named in Steve McNamara’s initial 17-man squad for the game earlier ... Read More »

McNamara unmoved by referee appointment

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England head coach Steve McNamara has attempted to distance himself from the controversy surrounding the appointment of NRL referee Gerard Sutton for this Sunday’s huge clash between England and Australia at Melbourne’s AAMI Park. The appointments for the second round of Four Nations games have been under the spotlight this week, after Australian official Sutton was tasked with the game ... Read More »

Ryan Bailey signs for Hull KR

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Hull Kingston Rovers have snapped up Leeds Rhinos forward Ryan Bailey on a two-year contract as the club continues to bolster its squad for the 2015 season. A former England and Great Britain international, the prop is one of the most decorated players in Super League having won six Grand Finals, three World Club Challenge titles and one Challenge Cup ... Read More »

Four Nations exciting, but don’t forget the European Cup

Danny Brough Scotland

After a near 12-month sabbatical, all eyes will be on international Rugby League in this country again this weekend, as England aim to create a little piece of history by dumping Australia out of the Four Nations. Should Steve McNamara’s men win, it would be the first time since 1954 that the Australians fail to make a major international final ... Read More »

Finn to return for Ireland against Wales

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Ireland have been handed a major boost ahead of their final European Championship fixture this weekend, after it was revealed that last year’s World Cup captain Liam Finn will return for their showdown against Wales in Wrexham. The Wolfhounds can still lift the trophy this weekend, providing Scotland lose to France in Galashiels this evening and the Irish post a ... Read More »

Neville Costigan leaves Hull KR

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Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that Neville Costigan has resigned from his contract with the club and will remain in Australia for personal reasons. Costigan signed a two-year deal with the Robins last year, playing 22 games in his first season with the club. He had previously played for Papua New Guinea in last year’s World Cup, captaining the side throughout ... Read More »

O’Loughlin nearing England return

Sean-O'Loughlin

England captain Sean O’Loughlin is inching closer to his return from injury – and could even be fit to face Australia this Sunday, according to Wigan teammate Matty Smith. O’Loughlin missed the opener against Samoa last time out due to a niggling injury, and wasn’t named in Steve McNamara’s initial team for the game earlier this week. However, Smith says ... Read More »

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