Female referees make World Cup history days apart

AFTER 68 years of waiting for the first female referee of a men’s World Cup match, there were two in the space of five days…

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‘We have 24 great players’: Craig Richards on England squad selection ahead of opening match

ENGLAND head coach Craig Richards has said the fact he has had to leave some people out of his squad is a good thing and…

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‘We want to be an inspiration’: Brazil’s Amazonas prepare for historic World Cup debut

The World Cup will experience its first South American flavour tomorrow (Tuesday) when Brazil’s Amazonas make their debut. They will take on hosts England to…

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Former Wakefield Trinity and Bradford Bulls star excited for World Cup return to Headingley

PAPUA NEW GUINEA’S opening World Cup game on Tuesday will be a special occasion for coach Ben Jeffries. The Orchids coach has returned to the…

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Big crowds excite Canada as they set target for second World Cup appearance

CANADA RAVENS captain Gabrielle Hindley has admitted there are some nerves in the camp at the prospect of playing in front of their biggest crowds…

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Why New Zealand’s clash with the Cook Islands will be a special family affair

THERE will be no love lost when New Zealand face the Cook Islands at York’s LNER Community Stadium on Sunday, despite a strong connection between…

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Women’s Rugby League to take landmark step forward as Leeds Rhinos make pay pledge

WOMEN’S RUGBY LEAGUE in England will take a landmark step forward next year after Leeds Rhinos announced that they will be the first club to…

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Cornwall hope new coach’s local knowledge will make him ideal Neil Kelly successor

CORNWALL chiefs says Mike Abbott’s local knowledge makes him the ideal coach to replace Neil Kelly and help Rugby League’s newest professional club to progress….

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Bradford MP foresees World Cup return to redeveloped Odsal

JUDITH CUMMINS MP wants Bradford at the centre of the next Rugby League World Cup and has called on the government to use the power…

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Former Tongan World Cup star confirms retirement

ANDREW FIFITA, one of the star players who helped the rise of Tonga to become potential World Cup winners, and the twin brother of departing…

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