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England to face New Zealand in 2015

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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, ... Read More »

Opinion: Five candidates to replace Sinfield as England captain

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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 ... Read More »

Feature: TotalRL.com readers pick their England team

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All week on TotalRL.com’s world famous forum, we’ve been asking our readers for their opinion on how England should line up in this year’s Four Nations tournament. After all, the event is only a couple of months away now, and speculation is starting to build over the men who should be on the plane. To that end, we comprised all ... Read More »

Cooper hoping for England recognition

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St George Illawarra forward Mike Cooper admits he is hopeful of getting the nod for Steve McNamara’s Four Nations squad at the end of the season, after a strong debut year with the Dragons in the NRL. Former Warrington man Cooper has only missed one game for the Dragons so far in 2014 after a string of impressive performances – ... Read More »

Brisbane Broncos and England star dropped for discipline

Who should Steve McNamara pick in place of Kevin Sinfield?

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 ... Read More »

I expected tough England squad, says McNamara

Who should Steve McNamara pick in place of Kevin Sinfield?

England head coach Steve McNamara insists he was fully prepared to pick his toughest England squad yet, after the 34-strong party met at Loughborough earlier this week. McNamara has drawn criticism for leaving the likes of Kevin Brown and Marc Sneyd out of the squad, but a clutch of youngsters have been named in what appears to be an exciting ... Read More »

I thought England chance had gone, says Zak Hardaker

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Leeds Rhinos and England star Zak Hardaker admits he thought he had blown his chance of playing for England all over again, after his latest ban for his club. Hardaker left England’s World Cup squad under a dark cloud last year, but has been one of the stars of Super League 2014 with a string of impressive performances. However, his ... Read More »

England to go 11 months without game

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England head coach Steve McNamara has confirmed that his side will not play a warm-up game in the lead up to the Four Nations, meaning they will go almost a year without playing together. After last year’s World Cup exit to New Zealand, McNamara’s side have been unable to play a mid-season game in 2014. And, speaking to reporters at ... Read More »

I never gave up on England call, says Castleford Tigers captain

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Castleford Tigers captain Michael Shenton admits he never gave up on the prospect of returning to the England fold once again, after he was named in Steve McNamara’s 34-man squad which will meet at Loughborough later this month. Shenton has made eight appearances for his country, last turning out for England in 2010. However, after TotalRL.com readers voted him into ... Read More »

Fans Choice: Your England team revealed!

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In issue 2916 of League Express, former Great Britain international Garry Schofield – one of our regular columnists – picked the England 13 that he would like to see take on the rest of the world in this year’s upcoming Four Nations tournament. Some of his selections certainly got you talking, with our social media networks more active than they ... Read More »