Smith: England are improving

Former England coach Tony Smith believes the national team is improving and a victory over Australia and New Zealand will come. England suffered close losses against both the Kangaroos and Kiwis in the recent Four Nations, missing out of the tournament’s final. Smith, who coached Great Britain in 2007 and led England at the 2008 World Cup, said England was…

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Opinion: Steve McNamara must go

It’s time for the RFL to make a tough decision and replace Steve McNamara as England head coach. Missing the 2014 Four Nations final comes on the back of missing out on the World Cup final last year. That’s two third-place finishings in a year. It’s just not good enough. The RFL and Ralph Rimmer can dress it up all…

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TotalRL TV: Four Nations preview

TotalRL TV focuses on the start of the Four Nations this weekend, with England facing Samoa and Australia taking on New Zealand in the opening matches in Brisbane. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson analyse the four teams, the squads they’ve chosen and give their predictions on who might be victorious in the tournament.

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OPINION: Kangaroos pick Knights newbie

Australia has selected 11 debutants for the upcoming Four Nations including one player – Sione Mata’utia – who has played just seven NRL games. Ten rookies is a huge number and that number rose to 11 today with the shocking news that Jarryd Hayne is off to join the NFL. Penrith fullback Matt Moylan comes into the squad to replace…

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England to face New Zealand in 2015

England will host New Zealand in a three-match international series in the autumn of 2015, the first time the two nations have met in this country since last year’s epic Rugby League World Cup semi-final. The series provides fans with their first opportunity to watch England on home soil since the last-minute defeat to the Kiwis at Wembley last November,…

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Opinion: Five candidates to replace Sinfield as England captain

The Rugby League world is still reeling from the shocking news that England captain Kevin Sinfield has announced his retirement from the international game – leaving Steve McNamara in search of a new captain for this year’s Four Nations. Sinfield was widely expected to lead England into battle for the tournament, with no suggestion that his international career was about…

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Brisbane Broncos and England star dropped for discipline

Not good news for England head coach Steve McNamara, after the Brisbane Broncos revealed they have stood down three players for breaching team protocol – including England’s Jack Reed. Reed – as well as Daniel Vidot and Corey Oates – were dropped by the club after going out during the week of a game, with Broncos coach Anthony Griffin saying…

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