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The 2017 Rugby League World Cup is drawing closer to a conclusion with only three matches left until a winner is determined. In just a few days, the semi-finals will begin, running from Friday, November 24 to Saturday, November 25.

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The NSW Blues have officially confirmed that Brad Fittler will take over as coach of the State of Origin side for the next two seasons at least.

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The 2011 Brad Pitt film Moneyball was based on a book by Michael Lewis that detailed The Oakland A’s Baseball teams alternative approach to recruitment.

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On Wednesday, as I watched the Australian Jillaroos smash the Canada Ravens, I realised I was exhausted.

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Bravo to the Tongans and the Fijians for making it to the semi-finals of the World Cup and creating the greatest shot in the arm for the game since the NRL was instituted in 1997. But sadly for the Pacific Islanders, the honeymoon will be over this weekend.

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New South Wales’ search for a new Origin coach is reportedly over, with Brad Fittler set to be unveiled as Laurie Daley’s successor.

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For many, the Rugby League World Cup is not yet the pinnacle of the game. It’s not yet the event that takes Australia’s fascination.

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And then there were four.

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Sadly, last Sunday morning’s lazy league read was soured by the news of Malcolm Young’s passing – the unsung AC/DC guitarist whose thumping chords struck with the ferocity of a Trevor Gillmeister shoulder.

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Melbourne captain Cameron Smith believes the NRL club would be crazy not to join the chase for uncontracted halfback Mitchell Pearce to wear their vacant No.7 jumper.

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Australia have qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup, but will be wary of Canada, who have already pulled off one upset. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the Jillaroos’ final group game from 4pm (AEDT).

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Following his contract release, Mitchell Pearce has already been linked with a move to the Sydney Roosters.

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Amid some great positive vibes surrounding the Rugby League World Cup, there have also been people commenting that the tournament is a bit mickey mouse, the format is a joke, the scheduling is off, that it’s essentially just musical chairs for NRL players, and that Australia is going to romp it in.

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Mitchell Pearce insists leaving the Sydney Roosters is the best decision for his career as he seeks to become “the best halfback I can be.”

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Former Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods believes Kevin Naiqama can succeed him as captain of the merger club next NRL season.

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Mitchell Pearce insists leaving the Sydney Roosters is the best decision for his NRL career as he seeks to become “the best halfback I can be.”

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And then there were four. Australia, Fiji, England and Tonga will fight for the right to contest the final of what has been a thrilling World Cup campaign, even if it is dragging on a bit.

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If the NRL was hoping to dispel fan sentiment that some clubs seem to get all the lucky breaks, they won’t be doing it with the 2018 draw.

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The final four of the Rugby League World Cup has been confirmed with Australia, Fiji, Tonga and England all enjoying wins.

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Depending on which side of the Pacific fence you are on, the last two rounds of the Rugby League World Cup have either been a cataclysmic breakthrough for international rugby league or an abysmal failure resulting in bringing a giant to its knees.

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