England’s unconvincing display against France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday did nothing to enhance their hopes of winning the tournament on home soil.
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Sunday 17 April 2011
Saturday 16 April 2011
To lose one coach in uncertain circumstances could be put down to bad luck. To lose two looks suspiciously like carelessness.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Monday 11 April 2011
Monday 28 March 2011
On a weekend of multiple try-scoring in Super League, Leeds' Kallum Watkins broke Wildcat hearts with four in the second half at Wakefield. Trinity led at half-time through Greg Johnson's try, but Watkins, in an unfamiliar right-wing role because of injuries, ripped them to shreds after the break for a 28-6 win.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
The title of the world's most expensive rugby league player is more often associated with eye-catching outside backs, like Mick Sullivan, Ike Southward or, more recently, Martin Offiah; or a prolific try-scorer closer to the heart of the action, such as Ellery Hanley. For a time in the early 1960s, however, the record was held by a grafting forward named Brian Shaw. His transfer from Hunslet to Leeds in January 1961 was valued at £13,250, although the inclusion of two Leeds players travelling in the opposite direction, Bernard Prior and Norman Burton, means it is not included in all lists.
Monday 21 March 2011
The last perfect record in Super League evaporated at Odsal yesterday when Bradford beat Castleford 18-14. Nick Scruton came off the bench to score two tries for the Bulls, while French forward Olivier Elima got his first for the club.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Two Super League sides will get some indication today of how they will cope in the absence of pivotal players. For Hull KR, the portents are not good. They lined up without Michael Dobson for the first time in 79 matches last week and squandered an early 12-point lead to lose 32-18 to the Catalans Dragons, last season's wooden-spoon recipients.
Saturday 05 March 2011
Thursday 03 March 2011
Salford's difficult start to the season has become more complicated with the absence of their coach, Shaun McRae, on sick leave. McRae, in the last year of a four-year contract, phoned in ill this week, will miss tomorrow night's game against Wigan and is expected to be sidelined for a month on medical advice.
Monday 28 February 2011
The pressure on Hull coach Richard Agar increased with their third defeat in as many matches in the new Super League season yesterday. Former Hull player Danny Brough did the damage, setting up three of Huddersfield's four tries in a 20-10 win.
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