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Australia announce 2013 Rugby League World Cup train-on squad
By Richard Cowley, Date: 9/9/13
The Australian Rugby League Commission have added the first batch of players to their 2013 Rugby League World Cup train-on squad.
Their first assignment will take place at Kalabond Stadium, Kokopo in Papua New Guinea on the 29th September 2013 when the Australian PM XIII's take on the PNG PM XIII's.
Australia and New Zealand into Women’s RL World Cup final
New Zealand have maintained a stranglehold on the Womenâ€™s World Cup since its inception, having won the competition on three successive occasions, and will be looking to maintain their undefeated World Cup record on Sunday against an Australia side they already beat 14-6 during the competition's round-robin group stage.
Anzac nations to meet in Armed Forces RL World Cup final
Anzac nations Australia and New Zealand will meet in the final of the 2013 Armed Forces Rugby League World Cup at Colchester Military Garrison tomorrow (Saturday, 2.00pm).
New Zealand earned their place in the final after defeating 2008 World Cup winners Great Britain 20-16 in the semi-finals in a hard-fought and will face Australia, who booked their place in the final after a comfortable 110-0 semi-final win over Serbia.
Australia name squad for clash against New Zealand
By Richard Cowley, Date: 2/10/12
Australia have named an 18 man squad for their clash against New Zealand at Dairy Farmers Stadium in Townsville on the 13th of October. Kick-off 6.30pm (QLD Time).
Six Players added to Kangaroos Train-on squad
By Richard Cowley, Date: 18/9/12
Four players from North Queensland and two players from the Canberra Raiders have been added to the Kangaroos train-on squad.
Australian RL Commission announce Prime Minister XIII to tour PNG
By Richard Cowley, Date 11/9/12
The team to tour Papua New Guinea for the annual Prime Minister XIII's clash has been announced by the Australian Rugby League Commission.
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AUSTRALIA RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Information on this page was updated - 3/5/2014
Foundation Year - 1908
International Team - Australian Kangaroos
Highest finish in World Cup - Winners World Cup Final (1957, 1968, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1985 - 1988, 1989 - 1992, 1995, 2000, 2013)
Top level domestic competition - National Rugby League (NRL), runs from March to October. The season has 26 rounds. After the last round a 4-week final series commences involving the top 8 teams. NRL teams are located in Australia and New Zealand.
Ten best teams in 2007 look towards the 2008 RLWC
By Richard Cowley, 23/12/2007
The final qualifiers for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup finished up in November. Australia, New Zealand, England, France and Papua New Guinea automatically qualified. The remaining five spots have seen 14 teams compete in the qualifying rounds over the last 2 years. The end result will see arguably the best 10 rugby league nations in the World battle it out in next years World Cup.