Sport Steve McNamara has been retained by England despite their defeat to New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final last month

The England coach, Steve McNamara, is to join the coaching staff of the Sydney Roosters, but is to continue to take charge of the national team on a part-time basis.

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The game will now take place tomorrow

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long-awaited Widnes debut

The new Widnes captain Kevin Brown will make his debut against Hull this evening.  Brown was signed from Huddersfield this winter but  has watched the first four games of the season from the stands after suffering a leg injury in training.

Pulling the strings: Wakefield’s Tim Smith (left) returned from ankle injury

Ben Cockayne seals Wakefield win with late tries

Wakefield Trinity 36 Hull Kingston Rovers 20

Wildcats boosted by return of Tim Smith

Wakefield Trinity hope that their player of the year last season, Tim Smith, will redirect their poor start to this campaign today.

Round-up: Marsh double gives Widnes reasons to be cheerful

Last season's bottom club, Widnes, got off to a more encouraging start to this season of Super League with a 28-14 win at the London Broncos. The Vikings were without their two big signings, Gareth Hock and Kevin Brown, with injuries, but Stefan Marsh stepped up to the plate with two tries.

RFU to investigate Leeds Carnegie v Plymouth Albion match

The game, won 34-16 by Leeds, went to uncontested scrums after just 13 minutes

There's no simple solution to the pension woes

Angry readers took us to task for over-simplifying state pension issues with many feeling let down by MPs

Wakefield look for play-off spot

Rejuvenated Wakefield aim to make it a three-year best and keep alive their outside hopes of a top-eight finish in Super League when they host St Helens tomorrow.

Kevin Sinfield clinched Leeds’ win

McGuire reaches double century in Leeds' great fightback

Kevin Sinfield's late drop-goal completed an amazing comeback by Leeds at Hull KR yesterday.

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Bradford Bulls docked points after entering administration

Bradford Bulls have been deducted six points for going into administration.

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New Giants coach urges unity

New Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson is urging his team to "pull together" after watching them suffer an alarming collapse in his first game in charge.

Zak attack: Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker scores a try during the Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan

Sinfield takes Leeds back to Wembley

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