Date: 4/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)
With the passionate supporters of the two Pacific nations turning out in force, it was good that the stadium doesn’t have a roof as the deafening cheers would have surely raised it after the spine-tingling war dance face-off – and that was before the kick-off.
Italy have named a cosmopolitan train-on squad for their 2017 Rugby League World Cup European Qualifiers Pool A games with Wales and Serbia next month.
Parramatta Eels star Reece Robinson and his brother, Melbourne Storm three-quarter Travis, have been named by Lebanon coach Darren Maroon in the Cedars’ 20-man squad that will jet off to Pretoria on Monday to play in the sport’s first-ever Middle East Africa World Cup qualifier.
By Rich Cowley, Date: 25/10/17
Venue: Port Moresby National Football Stadium, Papua New Guinea
Kick-off time: 28th October 2017, 3pm (Local Time)
The PNG Kumuls are favourites going into the match with some bookies giving the Welsh Dragons a nineteen and a half head start going into this clash.
Scotland have named seven uncapped players in their World Cup squad including brothers Kane and Andrew Bentley of Toulouse Olympique.
By John Davidson, Updated: 1/12/17 (Photo Credit NRL Photos)
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Australia have named an unchanged team from their semi-final win over Fiji for the Rugby League World Cup Final against England on Saturday.
In choosing his two assistants for the New Zealand Kiwis World Cup challenge, Coach David Kidwell has gone with men who have a proven track record of success.
By John Davidson, Date: 12/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)
The Kangaroos have crushed the Cedars in Sydney, running out 34-0 victors in their final World Cup group match.
By Rich Cowley, Updated: 24/10/17
Teams: New Zealand v Samoa
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 28th October 2017
Kick-off time: 8.10pm (Local Time)