Legendary Brisbane Broncos coach out to change opinions after complaints over decision not to appoint a Brit
The second of a series of retrospectives in which we ask our correspondents to select the ups and downs, the best and worst, the heroes and villains of 2015 in their chosen fields
Burgess will be joining two of his brothers at the South Sydney Rabbitohs, the side he helped to the Australian title last year before beginning his ill-starred flirtation with the 15-man code
A 35-year-old man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm following an altercation outside Bethnal Green station
England face New Zealand on Sunday
England won by a record 84-4 at the Leigh Sports Village, but such was the standard of the opposition that it was not possible to get too excited by the scoreline
The incumbent Tomkins is a proven world-class player, but his form over the last two seasons with the New Zealand Warriors has been moderate, and Zak Hardaker is staking his claim
Leeds triumphed in the Grand Final on Saturday
Sam Burgess will be focus of attention from both rugby codes when he faces Wales, but his old league coach Brian Noble tells Dave Hadfield he has no doubt his skills are transferrable
Fixture list favours Wales this year although they still face a testing trip to Twickenham to take on England on March 9
The League's bottom four teams will compete with the top four in the Championship for the other four places in the following year's competition
The two divisions of 12 will divide into three of eight during the season
In the cold light of day, there was only one thing seriously wrong with the Rugby League World Cup. Australia were just too good.
Billy Slater looks ready to take his place in Australia’s side to try to win back the World Cup his mistake cost them five years ago. The Melbourne full-back was player of the tournament in 2008. In the final, however, it was his error that created the winning try for the Kiwis’ Benji Marshall. This time, he missed the semi-final against Fiji after aggravating a knee injury in the last group game against the US and there were fears he might have to sit out his chance for revenge in this afternoon’s final at Old Trafford.
Two tries apiece from Brett Morris and Billy Slater plus another from Cooper Cronk see the Kangaroos ease to World Cup glory
While the New Zealand coach, Stephen Kearney, is doing his best to give his world champions the tag of underdogs before Saturday’s World Cup final against Australia, Kangaroos forward Greg Bird is having none of it.