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Smith steps out of the shadows

Leeds winger named in England side to set seal on remarkable comeback

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The confusion over eligibility for this month's World Cup has deepened, with Tonga now denied the services of three players they planned to use in the tournament.

Cooke's Hull KR future undecided

The future of Paul Cooke is likely to be decided this week, with all the indications that the controversial stand-off is on his way out of Hull KR.

Aborigines win control of sea fishing rights

A landmark ruling with the potential to sour relations between two of Australia's most vociferous social groupings – Aborigines and anglers – has awarded control of 7,000km (4,300 miles) of coast to indigenous communities.

Giants drop Jensen for Dragons trip

Rod Jensen has been reassured that he still has a bright future at Huddersfield, despite being left out of the side again for today's trip to the Catalan Dragons. The Australian wing or full-back was dropped after a nightmare defensive display against Warrington at Cardiff last week and the Giants ended a six-match run without a win by thrashing Hull KR.

League urges Kiwis to omit Webb and Leuluai

The Rugby League has intervened in the row between British clubs and New Zealand over the release of players for next week's Trans-Tasman Test.

Jakarta torch relay is scaled down as Canberra puts up wall of steel

In the latest stage of the Olympic torch's fraught progress around the world, it has been paraded through a heavily guarded sports stadium in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, in front of 5,000 invited guests, mainly children.

Freer in line for debut as Hull's injury crisis grows

Nathan Freer, an 18-year-old prop, could make his Hull debut at Castleford tomorrow, after news that Paul King will miss the rest of the season with a broken foot. Hull are targeting Canberra's Michael Dobson as a replacement for Richard Horne. Matt Cook will make his Castleford debut.

Kangaroos win second reprieve from mass slaughter

Four hundred kangaroos on Australian Defence Department land have won a last-minute reprieve, after a public outcry at a planned mass slaughter.

Bennett leaves Brisbane but not for job in Britain

Wayne Bennett, widely regarded as the world's leading coach, is to leave the Brisbane Broncos after 22 years at the end of this season to join St George Illawarra – a move with implications for British clubs.

Australia up in arms over plan to mine site of famous war victory

To Australians, particularly old soldiers, the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea is a sacred site. It was where troops fought a bloody and ultimately successful campaign against invading Japanese forces. It has become a place of pilgrimage for Australians of all ages.

South Pacific tragedy: The island that had (and lost) everything

Twenty years ago, the people of Nauru had the highest per capita income in the world. Today they are destitute: their natural resources exhausted, their wealth (and health) squandered, and their future scarcely imaginable.
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