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.
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Sunday 17 November 2013
England survived an early scare to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, with rather less assurance than New Zealand or Australia, but still with more than enough to spare.
Rugby League World Cup: Shock loss for France against Samoa sets-up quarter-final clash with England
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Thge French had hoped to face Fiji in the last eight but a 22-6 defeat to Samoa means they will meet the hosts for a place in the semi-finals
Sunday 10 November 2013
Rob Burrow demonstrated at the weekend that a role has to be found for him in the latter stages of the tournament, as England look to progress beyond the quarter-finals.
Saturday 09 November 2013
England’s progress into the World Cup quarter-finals might look a formality, but they are preparing themselves for a searching physical test from Fiji in their final group game in Hull this afternoon.
Saturday 05 October 2013
Final call is reward for rediscovering his best form after infamous injury and life lows
Rugby League World Cup: Eorl Crabtree misses out as Steve McNamara names three Burgess brothers in England squad
Tuesday 01 October 2013
McNamara revealed that uncapped twins George and Tom will join older brother Sam in the 24-man squad
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Sam Tomkins hopes to be relieved of the Wigan captaincy for his last game for the club – Saturday’s Super League Grand Final against Warrington at Old Trafford.
Saturday 28 September 2013
Leeds’ proud, tenacious run as the rulers of Super League is over, after their patched-up and battle-weary side was outlasted by Wigan.
Friday 27 September 2013
Taylor wants Fifa to act over 'hybrid' boots issues
Thursday 26 September 2013
Last season's beaten finalists will contest the Super League Grand Final after narrowly getting the better of Huddersfield for the fourth time in 2013. Two tries from their leading scorer, Joel Monaghan, put them on their way to victory as the Wolves showed again that they are the one side that has the Giants' number.
Wednesday 25 September 2013
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