Tag: RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP

“Most powerful image I’ve seen”: Matt Johns hails Taumalolo

Former Australian five-eigth Matthew Johns says the sight of Tongan forward Jason Taumalolo surrounded by his teammates in the semi-final pre-match is the most powerful image he’s ever seen in the game. “The moment I look back on, and made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck, it was England v Tonga,” […]

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Grounded Kangaroos happy to play back-to-back in Brisbane

Australian vice-captain Boyd Cordner says playing back-to-back games in Brisbane will help the Kangaroos against England in the Rugby League World Cup final this Saturday. Their opponents have travelled as far as Perth and New Zealand and will make their first appearance in Queensland for the tournament this Saturday. “Some of the boys have been […]

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Positional Team of the World Cup (so far)

BY SCOTT DILLON   FULLBACK: ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK RTS finds space somehow.The @NZRL_Kiwis are back in it!#NZLvTON 22-24 with 7 minutes to go.#RLWC2017 pic.twitter.com/HhgK9HmwUT— RLWC2021 (@RLWC2021) November 11, 2017 WING: JERMAINE MCGILLVARY BREAKING!! Huddersfield winger Jermaine McGillvary has been cleared of biting in @England_RL #RLWC2017 game against Lebanon pic.twitter.com/tTFwqF2gWJ— Proper Sport (@ProperSport) November 8, 2017 CENTRE: […]

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Kangaroos set for tropical Samoan showdown in Darwin

Australian captain Cameron Smith admits the unknown of Darwin will play a part in the Kangaroos’ preparations ahead of their quarter-final against Samoa this weekend. Muggy conditions are expected to greet the World Champions who played their pool matches in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney while Samoa in contrast just played Scotland in Cairns. “The conditions […]

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Kidwell’s wimpy comments should have all Kiwi fans shaking in their boots

BY SCOTT DILLON Kiwi coach David Kidwell is happy to speak to Tongan defector Jason Taumalolo post-match and says his New Zealand side won’t be “tapping into any emotion” in the lead-up to their blockbuster match this weekend. Kidwell’s comments regarding emotion is the complete opposite to what their opponents Tonga have been doing – […]

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