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.

Wakefield get shock Super League reprieve

Crusaders' late withdrawal stuns the Welsh club's squad and hands an unexpected lifeline to delighted Wildcats

Crusaders withdraw from Super League

Welsh club Crusaders have dramatically withdrawn from Super League from next year.

Dave Hadfield: Wildcats will get lost in Rhubarb Triangle if they are demoted and that can't be right

John Kear's side has won half a dozen matches and they are not bottom of Super League

Coach sorry for swearing at fans

The Wakefield assistant coach, Paul Broadbent, has apologised for swearing at supporters on Sunday. The incident came during the Wildcats' 46-6 defeat by St Helens, when Broadbent rounded on the fans.

Round-up: Hull KR build on recent revival with blitz of Wakefield

Hull KR continued their overdue revival, recording back-to-back wins for the first time this season with a 70-14 blitz of Wakefield.

Millard decides to remain with Dragons

Daryl Millard has committed his immediate future to Catalan Dragons.

League returns to Wembley for Four Nations double-header

International rugby league is to be played for the first time at the new Wembley Stadium. The ground, whose predecessor last staged a Test in 1997, is to host a double-header on 5 November, with England playing Australia and Wales taking on New Zealand in the Four Nations.

Sport In Brief: Benjamin is miles too good for Canada as Churchill Cup bows out

The England Saxons won the Churchill Cup yesterday, by beating Canada 37-6 at Sixways. In the other matches staged at Worcester, the USA won the bowl with a 33-25 victory over Russia and Italy A won the plate by beating Tonga 27-18.

League looks into crowd trouble at Featherstone

The Rugby League has launched an investigation into crowd trouble at the Northern Rail Cup semi-final between Featherstone and Halifax on Thursday.

Opportunity knocks for Wood as Huddersfield adjust without Brough

Much will depend this weekend on the availability or otherwise for their clubs of players involved in the Exiles match last night, but Huddersfield already know that they will be without their main man.

Wakefield still interested in stadium switch

Wakefield still aim to move into a new, purpose-built stadium despite unveiling plans to develop their current ground.

Exiles fear threat posed by Tomkins

The Exiles coach, Brian McClennan, has identified Sam Tomkins as the England player they must stop in the inaugural International Origin match at Odsal tomorrow.

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