By John Davidson, Date: 29/10/14
New Zealand can book a spot in the Four Nations final with a victory over traditional rivals Samoa at Toll Stadium.
Whangarei will host its first rugby league international on Saturday at Toll Stadium, a ground with a capacity of 30,000. It should witness a full-blooded encounter as many of the Kiwi players have Samoan heritage and many of the Samoan players were born in New Zealand.
2014 RUGBY LEAGUE FOUR-NATIONS OVERVIEW
Host Nations - Australia and New Zealand
Total Attendance - 144,786
Average Crowd - 20,684
Number of Teams - 4
2014 Four-Nations Snapshot - The 2014 Four-Nations is the 4th instalment of the highly successful rugby league competition. With the ongoing improvement of 2nd tier nations, and the 2013 Rugby League World Cup being hosted in the UK. The Four-Nations took take place in Australia and New Zealand in October / November 2014 with the Final being held in Wellington, New Zealand.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 4/5/2014
Toa Samoa have broken their Fiji Bati hoodoo in front of 9,663 passionate fans at Penrith Stadium to secure a place in the end of year Rugby League Four Nations.
Australia, England, New Zealand and Samoa have released their team line-ups for Week 2 of the 2014 Rugby League Four Nations.
England will be keen to knock Australia out of final contention, while Samoa will be looking to notch up their first win. The 2nd week of the 4 Nations tournament is set to be a cracker.
The 2014 Rugby League Four Nations will see Samoa join the big three Australia, New Zealand and England in the top level international rugby league competition.
The games will be played across Australia and New Zealand with a Double Header kicking-off the Tournament in Brisbane.
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: 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.