Tag: FOUR NATIONS

Opinion: Was the Four Nations a success?

BY ETHAN O’GORMAN The 2016 Four Nations has come to an end with Australia becoming worthy champions. However can we say that the event as a whole was a success? Here is what I think: Venues Let’s start with the venues. The RFL’s decision to host two matches at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena was a controversial […]

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Kiwi Four Nations Fail: ‘That isn’t a try a powerhouse of rugby league gives up’

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Australia have won the Four Nations tournament after outplaying old foes New Zealand 34-8 at Liverpool’s Anfield in England while also reclaiming the world’s number one ranking. It ends a disastrous 2016 for the Kiwis who were beaten four times throughout the year by the Kangaroos and only last week David Kidwell’s […]

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New Zealand no hope against Cameron Smith let alone the Kangaroos

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Australian captain Cameron Smith is about to play his 49th match for the Kangaroos in the Four Nations Final at Anfield this weekend. If you listen to Smith, he may play another 49. The Melbourne Storm legend says while being away from his family is tough, playing for his country still gives […]

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Humble English club puts whinging Kiwis in their place

BY STAFF WRITERS English battlers Workington Town have hit back at those whinging Kiwis after complaints from the New Zealand team that the facilities at Derwent Park weren’t up to scratch. Scotland drew 18-all with the World’s best team in a shock result but it seems instead of giving Scotland the credit they deserve, the […]

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Unlikely draw against New Zealand acknowledged in Scottish parliament

And you think the growth of International rugby league doesn’t matter? Scotland’s performance against New Zealand in the Four Nations, where they drew 18-18, has been acknowledged in Scotland’s parliament house. In a football and rugby union stronghold – the Bravehearts should be congratulated for one of the great performances at an international level. Well […]

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1am Monday morning Four Nations time slot beats UFC, A-League and NBL

BY KANE AUSTIN It is time to get real now that the NRL and AFL seasons are over. We’re headed toward December which means GWS and Sydney Swans are distant memories again (they’ll be forgotten by March next year in Sydney). In the overall scheme, Sydney goes back to normal. To the NRL haters across […]

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Burgess clocks Klemmer for mouthing off

Aussie prop David Klemmer must have forgotten he was playing International rugby league and not the NRL. England captain Sam Burgess reminded him that the punching rule was a little different at the Four Nations after the Canterbury prop got lippy to the big Rabbitoh: I told you not to teach @SamBurgess8 the haymaker. @anthonyfjoshua […]

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Bennett hits back at Mal: ‘It’s not me, it’s you’

Wayne Bennett says he has never tried to undermine rival Mal Meninga. Speaking in London ahead of England’s clash with Australia, Bennett hit back at suggestions he was to blame for the newest rivalry in rugby league. “He hasn’t said anything to me,” Bennett said. “I saw him yesterday, spent a bit of time with […]

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England can’t beat Australia: Danny Brough

Scottish captain Danny Brough doesn’t believe England has the game to test Australia in a crunch Four Nations clash this weekend. Brough’s Scotland led England 8-0 before being overrun but says Wayne Bennett’s team has too many errors to trouble the Kangaroos. “England actually are a bit more physical,” Brough said. “But Australia play very […]

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