Rugby League

England v France – A Semi Final Beckons!

And so we reach the knockout stages of the Rugby League World Cup, the first 2 games being a battle between realistically the 2 favourites and 2 of the surprise packages. New Zealand took on The Scotland Bravehearts and Australia The USA Tomahawks; in spite of both underdogs giving us a lot to shout about in the pool stages their …

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England v Fiji – A Tale of 2 Games of 2 Halves

The strange set up that is the Rugby league World Cup consists of 4 ‘leagues’ 2 of which have 4 teams and 2 with 3. Now to confuse completely! 3 of the 4 from the 2 with 4 qualify for the quarter finals but only 1 of the 3 from the 2 with 3! Easy to understand? I would say …

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England RL v Ireland RL – A Country Expects

A quieter week in the England RL camp saw coach Steve McNamara announce 3 changes to his squad; with Lee Mossop and Josh Charnley ‘rested’ and Sam Burgess suspended for a week Tom Briscoe, Sean O’Loughlin and James Graham were drafted in. A sunny afternoon in Huddersfield saw Pat Richards start the game with one of his high, challenging kicks …

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Rugby League World Cup 2013 – Opening Weekend

A bit of preamble – has to be done! Being sports mad and needing to have fixtures to look forward to I bought my tickets for the RLWC openers, semis and final as soon as I could, so it feels like I’ve been waiting an age! And so on Saturday 26th October I found myself sitting in the magnificent Millenium …

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Rugby League World Cup – Opening Remarks

And so the Rugby League World Cup begins! Catching the train from Reading it was clear that a fair few of the people getting on the train were wearing Rugby Union tops, more than I might have expected. As the day progressed it was going to be interesting to gauge how many were going to watch the games how many …

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