From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Canterbury legend Steve Price says Ben Barba’s possible first round NRL matchup with the Bulldogs next season could garner a similar reaction to that which Sonny Bill Williams was given in his first game against the blue and whites.
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy wants captain Cameron Smith to make a decision “as soon as possible” on his future beyond next NRL season.
Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy is resigned to star fullback Billy Slater having to nurse his knee problem for the rest of his rugby league career.
The NRL grand final rematch between Manly and the Roosters will be a fourth round, Friday night clash to be played on March 28 at Allianz Stadium.
Sally Bolton, the woman behind rugby league’s best-ever World Cup, is ready to pass on some tips to rugby union.
The ARL Commission has ignored calls to reduce the length of the representative season to combat player fatigue with State of Origin to again be played over eight weeks next season.
Australia thrashing New Zealand in the World Cup final. Good or bad for international rugby league?
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With about twenty minutes to go of the Kangaroos master class yesterday morning, I found my rapture at Australia’s silky skills beginning to give way to a rising sense of irritation.
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Profits from the Rugby League World Cup will be pumped back into the game, the tournament’s director says.
The Kangaroos delivered a rugby league master class to claim a 10th World Cup title with a 34-2 demolition of New Zealand in Saturday’s final at Old Trafford.
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Here are the player ratings for the Australian team from the 2013 Rugby League World Cup final. Australia won the match 34-2.
Player ratings for the New Zealand side in the Rugby League World Cup final. Australia defeated New Zealand 34-2.
Kangaroos playmaker Johnathan Thurston has urged World Cup officials to ensure safety precautions are taken in Saturday’s final at Old Trafford to avoid a repeat of the incident that ended Luke Lewis’s tournament.
Playmaker Johnathan Thurston expects Billy Slater to play in the Rugby League World Cup final after the Kangaroos fullback trained strongly again on Friday.
Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens has challenged his overlooked World Cup stars to turn disappointment into determination.
A group of Kiwis would join one of rugby league’s most exclusive lists should New Zealand manage to defend their World Cup title against Australia on Saturday.
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A fascinating 2013 Rugby League World Cup concludes with what should be an epic final between trans-Tasman rivals Australia and New Zealand. Join us for live scores and commentary from 1.30am AEDT.
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Even in England’s north-west, where the face of soon to be dual Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins roars from a council billboard saying “Believe In Wigan”, rugby league is accustomed to playing second fiddle.
The Kangaroos are one of the world’s greatest ever sporting units.
With the Rugby League World Cup almost out of the way, all attention now turns to the upcoming 2014 NRL season.
Tim Sheens is considering taking a huge gamble in the Rugby League World Cup final by selecting veteran centre Brent Tate as one of his four interchange players to take on New Zealand this Sunday morning (AEDT).
Five years ago, sitting in a bar in Brisbane watching the final of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, everything seemed to be following the usual script.
When Australia take on New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup final this weekend, there is more at stake than just winning the trophy, restoring pride and claiming the right to be definitively called the number one rugby league team.
With the Rugby League World Cup all but out of the way, our attention now turns to the upcoming 2014 NRL season.
A player who has been on the tip of every rugby league fan’s tongue of late is Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans.
With only one match to go before the end of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, I have taken the time to compile a combined team.
During this current Rugby League World Cup, many critics and supporters of the game have criticised the competition with the majority stating “only two teams can win it” (Australia and New Zealand).
How can Sonny Bill Williams go back to rugby union after what he experienced last weekend?
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Daly Cherry-Evans can cap off a tremendous 2013 season with an appearance in the World Cup final.
If the NRL Integrity Unit clears Blake Ferguson to play for another NRL club in 2014, the Canberra Raiders might as well pack up shop and pull out of the NRL.
As we slowly approach the end of what has been a stellar World Cup, I think it may be a good time to look ahead to the future 2017 Rugby League World Cup and some possible improvements that can be looked into before then.
With cricket’s Ashes series and the Liverpool derby to distract the London media’s attention, you could be forgiven for not knowing the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals are on at Wembley at all.
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