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.
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Steve McNamara could also give Michael McIlorum his first start of the tournament after naming him in place of James Roby
The former Wigan Warriors full-back, who has announced he has joined NRL side New Zealand Warriors, believes this is the most talented England squad he has been a part of
A double-header of games a few miles apart today will go a long way towards determining the emerging pattern of this season’s Super League play-offs.
Salford played their last game as the City Reds before this week’s planned rebranding as the Red Devils at Castleford. Apart from the name change, the club will announce a series of new faces to go with scrum-half, Tim Smith, signed from Wakefield for “a substantial fee.”
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All eyes today will be on departing full-back
Wigan’s two rivals for the League Leaders’ Trophy have the opportunity to step up the pressure this weekend. With the Warriors not going to St Helens until Monday night, both Huddersfield and Warrington have the chance to steal a march on them tomorrow.
Wigan 48 Widnes 4
Warrington 44 Huddersfield 24
Wakefield 24 Widnes 14
Wakefield prop Justin Poore has been warned by his coach to curb his temper. The 28-year-old former Parramatta forward has been sent off twice in his first 12 matches for his new club and will sit out Sunday’s Super League game against Warrington because of suspension.
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Most of the pre-match build-up for today’s meeting between Wigan and Widnes has concentrated on a man who could be playing for either team, but will turn out for neither.
Alan Hunte's stint as Salford's interim coach – to borrow the term made infamous by Rafa Benitez recently – could start and finish with Sunday's match at Wakefield.