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TotalRL TV: Four Nations preview

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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. Read More »

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 »

RLEF hold successful annual council meeting

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Twenty-four nations from three regions – the Americas, Europe and Middle East-Africa – attended the twelfth Annual Council Meeting and fifth RLEF Conference in London. “The Council meeting was certainly the most energetic yet,” said Maurice Watkins, RLEF chairman. “The membership is increasingly involved and contributing in a very practical way to the direction in which the RLEF travels.” “Participation ... Read More »

Denmark Rugby League win Nordic Cup again

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A comprehensive 44-6 success over holders Sweden in Copenhagen last weekend – building on earlier victory against Norway in Oslo – saw Denmark pick up the 2014 Nordic Cup, becoming the first of the Scandinavian nations to hold it twice, having won the inaugural tournament in 2011. Try doubles from centre pairing Emil Borggren and Martin Pedersen-Scott laid the platform ... Read More »

International RL never been stronger, says Wood

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RLIF chairman Nigel Wood has said that the international game has never been in a better position, after the NRL announced they were continuing the development of the game in the Pacific Nations. In a week where the Rugby League civil war in America looks to have finally reached its end – just days after the USA and Canada played ... Read More »

Has Rugby League finally cracked the Americas?

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Those who are regular followers of League Express and TotalRL.com’s social media feeds will have noted an interesting story over the weekend. It wasn’t that Castleford Tigers once again defied the odds to reach the Challenge Cup final – it was an interesting tale from international Rugby League. The USA were arguably the biggest success story of last year’s World ... Read More »

Over 7,000 watch Canada v USA Rugby League

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Canada may not be considered one of the powerhouses of international Rugby League in 2014, but they certainly grabbed a few headlines over the weekend, as they won the 5th Colonial Cup tournament by defeating the United States of America – in front of over 7,000 fans. 7,356 people packed into the Lamport Stadium in Toronto to watch the Canadians ... Read More »

International: Rugby League reaches Mexico

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The worldwide expansion of Rugby League continued last week, after Mexico hosted its first ever Rugby League 9s event. Mexico is very new to the game, but there are serious waves being made to develop the game in the country, to try and continue the development of RL in the Americas. Last Saturday saw a 9s event held just outside ... Read More »

Rugby League European Championship fixtures announced

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France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will meet each other in the autumn after the draw was confirmed for the 2014 European Championships. The winners will qualify for the 2016 Four Nations tournament to be held in the northern hemisphere. It will be a re-entry into the Test arena for all four after the 2013 World Cup where the Scots, particularly, ... Read More »