By John Davidson, Date: 25/10/14
New Zealand has pulled off a big upset with a sensational 30-12 victory over Australia in the Four Nations opener.
The Kiwis ran rampant over a hapless Kangaroos side, who lost Greg Inglis and Daly Cherry-Evans to injuries during the match. Shaun Johnson ran the show for New Zealand and inspired his team to a famous 18-point triumph.
The Rugby League Four Nations is about to kick-off. For our Australian readers If you can't get to the game be sure to catch it on Channel 9 or GEM. Telecast times are below and will be updated throughout the tournament.
Ex-Kiwi David Kidwell will assist former international team-mate Stephen Kearney at the helm of the NZ national team for this year's Four Nations tournament.
Born in Christchurch, the tough second rower played 241 NRL first-grade games and 20 tests for New Zealand, culminating in success at the 2008 World Cup.
By John Davidson, Date: 12/11/14
It looked very unlikely after the opening match defeat but Australia has somehow found a way into the Four Nations final.
And they will enter the game as they start to hit form, with their confidence rising and their much-maligned forward pack starting to make inroads.
By John Davidson, Date: 22/10/14
England will face a tough test against an under-fire Samoa in the opening match of the 2014 Four Nations at Suncorp Stadium.
The northern hemisphere nation will meet a Samoan side in Brisbane that is still reeling from a nightclub incident several days ago. Several Samoan players were involved in a brawl outside a Queensland bar in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Smith: Mayday! Mayday! I need help. My forwards have lost power and we can't go forward, over.
Sheens: Divert all backup power to the backs and stay the course, over.
Smith: Mayday! Mayday! Backup power diverted but now going sidewards and we have lost two engines, over.
Sheens: Eject! Eject! Eject!
By Richard Cowley, Updated: 9/11/14
Teams: Australia Kangaroos v Toa Samoa
Venue: WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia. Capacity 20,500
Date: Sunday November 9th 2014
Kick-off time: 4pm local time
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 4:00:00 PM AEDT
Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 1:00:00 PM AWST
London (United Kingdom - England) Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 5:00:00 AM GMT
Auckland (New Zealand) Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 6:00:00 PM NZDT
Apia (Samoa) Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 7:00:00 PM WST
New York (U.S.A. - New York) Midnight between Saturday, 8 November 2014 and Sunday, 9 November 2014 EST
Suva (Fiji) Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 6:00:00 PM FJST
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 3:00:00 PM PGT
Brisbane (Australia - Queensland) Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 3:00:00 PM AEST
Melbourne (Australia - Victoria) Sunday, 9 November 2014 at 4:00:00 PM AEDT
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By John Davidson, 2/11/14
A late try to Shaun Kenny-Dowall has saved New Zealand’s blushes and earned a two-point win over Samoa in the Four Nations.
The Kiwis were below par, well below what they dished up against Australia last weekend, but the loss will be heart-breaking for the Samoans. The Pacific Islanders led for large parts of the match in a very impressive display and looked home with five minutes left.
England coach Steve McNamara has told the players who played in Rugby League World Cup 2013 that they have the ability to determine whether they will be involved in this year’s Four Nations tournament.
McNamara has also thrown down the gauntlet to every English player in the First Utility Super League to play their way into his plans for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand this autumn, details of which were announced today (Thursday).
By John Davidson, Date:10/11/14
Australia will play New Zealand in the Four Nations final after defeating Samoa 44-18.
In a one-side match the Kangaroos spanked the Samoans in Wollongong, racing in eight tries to three. Australia’s 26-point win is enough to book their place in the decider, where they will face the unbeaten Kiwis in Wellington on Saturday.