Tag: Rugby league

Peter Beattie confirms Kangaroos, Lions Tours and the first Nines World Cup

ARLC Chairman Peter Beattie has taken to Twitter to confirm future scheduling of International rugby league and it’s all good news. The schedule will include Kangaroo and Lions Tours and a Nines World Cup for the very first time. International Calendar; Rugby League World Cup in 2021 & 2025• Kangaroos Tour to UK in 2020• […]

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Hoodoo Gurus ‘That’s My Team’ or Billy Thorpe’s Friday Night Football theme?

BY STAFF WRITERS The81stminute.com’s Scott Dillon and A.J Nash have almost come to blows over a debate set to polarise the entire country! In one corner, Scott believes ‘That’s my Team’ by the Hoodoo Gurus is a better jam than Billy Thorpe’s cracking version of Channel Nine’s Friday Night Football theme. Of course, A.J isn’t […]

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17-year-old South African set to make his International debut this Sunday against Malta

He is yet to turn 17 and not even the most famous Will Smith in Australian rugby league – but listen to this. On Sunday, the West Coast Pirates centre will make his International rugby league debut when South Africa clash with Malta. Smith was born in Pretoria and moved to Western Australia as a […]

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Organisers of England versus Kiwis Test respond to The81stMinute’s story

Organisers of the historic England versus New Zealand Test match in Denver aren’t worry about a rugby union 7’s tournament being played in the local area at the same time. Replying directing to The81stMinute on Twitter, Rugby League Football International Challenge say they are promoting the game instead to fans of other Denver sports like […]

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Historic Denver Test match to clash with rugby union tournament just down the road

The historic England versus New Zealand rugby league Test at the Mile High Stadium in Denver will clash directly with a rugby union 7’s tournament just twenty minutes’ drive down the road. Officials are expecting a crowd of around 30,000 for the International but it would be have been even sweeter to see many local […]

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Oddball Footy History: Was Andrew Johns hammered when he hammered the Raiders?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD  @woodward_curtis Rugby league is a funny game. It’s also a crazy, strange, wonderful place full of forgotten memories and bizarre events. Welcome to Oddball Footy History – Part Three. SNEAKY WARRIORS STEAL TWO POINTS AFTER BRONCOS FORFEIT It is March 1996 at the height of the Super League War. The new season […]

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Maroons legend Matt Scott dumped despite being guaranteed a spot by Queensland selector

Veterans Matt Scott and Darius Boyd have missed Queensland State of Origin selection while coach Kevin Walters also left Corey Oates and Daly Cherry-Evans out of his team. Andrew McCullough has won the race to replace Cameron Smith at hooker while injury clouds hang over both Ben Hunt and Josh McGuire. Jai Arrow, Felise Kaufusi […]

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Chargers cult hero Phil Economidis to coach Red Star Belgrade

Remember Phil Economidis? You should. He was the coach of the now defunct Gold Chargers in the 1990’s and has since become a bit of a cult hero on social media. And now he’s about to become a household name in… Serbia! According to mascordbrownz.com, Economidis is headed to Europe to coach Red Star Belgrade […]

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