Tag: Rugby league

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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Steele Sports to present all six ISP games this weekend

BY SCOTT DILLON Steele Sports will this weekend broadcast every game of the Intrust Super Premiership Magic Weekend round covering six games at historic venues Henson Park and North Sydney Oval. It continues Steele Sports’ unrivalled support of the NSW Cup. Coverage begins Saturday at 11am when Mounties and Wentworthville clash in a battle of […]

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‘I had a fear of letting people down’: Smith retires from rep footy

BY STAFF WRITERS Legendary hooker Cameron Smith has officially retired from retirement football effective immediately after calling a press conference in Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon. Flanked by Queensland coach Kevin Walters and watched on by Craig Bellamy and other Melbourne Storm officials – Smith explained what drove him to play on – and so well […]

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