The decision to keep McNamara on baffles me

The news that Steve McNamara will continue to coach England despite taking up a new position with the Sydney Roosters surprised more than a few…

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Why we should heed Andrew Johns’ advice

Now that the World Cup is over, it’s important that the game focuses not just on what went right, but also on what can be…

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Bowing out with glory

Heartbreaking. There’s no other word that can describe England’s late defeat to New Zealand on Saturday afternoon at Wembley. A World Cup campaign which looked…

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It’s do or die for England

It’s not easy writing a column sometimes – especially when every England performance so far in this World Cup has been the same! In all…

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Never to be forgotten

When news filtered through on Saturday that Steve Prescott’s incredible battle against terminal cancer had finally come to an end, I and a number of…

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Workington did the World Cup proud

What a week! This World Cup really came of age last week with great performances from teams like Fiji, Scotland, Tonga, the USA and the…

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Plenty for England to build on

England’s performance against Australia was better than I expected, and there are many positives that can be drawn from the game. But I feel that…

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Tales of the unexpected

I couldn’t believe it when I got the text saying that England had lost to Italy! Due to a prior engagement I couldn’t get to…

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The good, the bad and the indifferent

First published in League Express, Monday 14th Oct 2013 With the World Cup just around the corner, this is my last chance to have a…

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The best Grand Final ever!

First published in League Express, Monday 7th Oct 2013 Wow! That was an unbelievable comeback from Wigan in Saturday’s Grand Final, and I’m still not…

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