Sunday, February 1, 2015
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Mose Masoe will stay with Saints “100 per cent”

Mose Masoe

Mose Masoe’s manager has denied reports that the Samoan international will be leaving St Helens and joining St George Illawarra next year. Media outlets in Australia have reported that Masoe is set to join the Dragons if he can secure a release from Saints. The prop signed a two-year contract with St Helens in June 2013 and helped the club ... Read More »

Phil Bentham to referee New Zealand v England

Phil Bentham. ©RLPhotos

Super League’s top referee Phil Bentham has been selected to officiate Saturday’s crunch Four Nations clash between New Zealand and England. The 43-year-old is the latest official to take charge of matches involving the country of his birth after Gerard Sutton and Henry Perenara refereed Australia and New Zealand’s matches at the weekend. What do you think about this story? ... Read More »

Four Nations: Kangaroos name strong squad to protect record

Daly Cherry-Evans played with Sarina.

Australia have named a strong team to face Samoa on Sunday, knowing anything less than a heavy win could see them miss their first tournament final in 60 years. Beau Scott’s injury has forced coach Tim Sheens into switching Sam Thaiday from prop to second row and bringing in Josh Papalii in the front row, while Ben Hunt drops out ... Read More »

Four Nations: Leuluai and Eastwood back in New Zealand squad

Greg-Eastwood-NZ-v-AUS

Former Super League duo Thomas Leuluai and Greg Eastwood have been recalled to the New Zealand team for Saturday’s crunch Four Nations clash with England. Coach Stephen Kearney has opted for experience on the bench by selecting the duo over Lewis Brown and Suaia Matagi respectively. Former Wigan star Leuluai will back-up first-choice hooker Issac Luke, while ex Leeds back-rower ... Read More »

Video: England arrive in Dunedin to traditional Haka

England-v-Samoa

Steve McNamara and his England team arrived in Dunedin earlier today ahead of Saturday’s do-or-die clash with New Zealand. In this video, kindly provided by England TV, a group of locals greet the national side with a traditional Haka welcome. One can’t help but think Saturday’s rendition will carry a touch more intensity (and probably be a little shorter!). What ... Read More »