Mal Meninga, Kangaroos, Samoa, Australia, international, Rugby League World Cup, England, coach

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has called for a four-year international schedule to be introduced in between World Cups. Australia won their third straight World Cup last Sunday in a tournament which captured the imagination of the Pacific Islands after Samoa made the final. Meninga emphasized that the game should capitalize on the surge in popularity … Read more

final, Australia vs Samoa, result, Kangaroos player ratings, Nathan Cleary, James Tedesco, stats

Manchester: The Kangaroos have won their third straight World Cup with a comfortable 30-10 over Samoa in front of 67,502 fans at Old Trafford. Australia came to play and were never really troubled by the Samoans who were brave but outclassed in their first ever World Cup final. There were four different tryscorers for the … Read more

Australia vs Samoa final, Anthony Seibold new Manly Sea Eagles coach, Jake Trbojevic

Manchester: Sea Eagles star Jake Trbojevic has revealed the promise Anthony Seibold made him in their first chat since he was appointed Manly coach. Seibold told Trbojevic he had “learned his lessons” from a volatile stint at the Broncos which saw him sacked 18 months into a five-year contract. Seibold is currently working for England’s … Read more

Dwayne The Rock Johnson speech, Samoa inspiration, Australia vs Samoa final, ‘The Rock’, news, schedule

Superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has delivered an impassioned speech to the Samoan squad, calling on the team’s “grit” to win a historic World Cup and forge their “legacy”. Johnson, whose mother is a proud Samoan woman, is a former wrestler and has become one of Hollywood’s most successful actors in recent years. Upon hearing … Read more

Australia Kangaroos team for final vs Samoa, selection news, Mal Meninga, Nathan Cleary, James Tedesco, when is the game

Manchester: Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has made no changes for the World Cup final, sticking solid with Nathan Cleary despite the halfback’s selection coming under scrutiny. The New South Wales No. 7 has been solid but not outstanding at the World Cup and there were calls for Queensland veteran Daly Cherry-Evans to replace Cleary for … Read more

Nathan Cleary, Daly Cherry-Evans, Australia vs Lebanon, quarterfinal, Mal Meninga

Dethroned Kangaroos halfback Daly Cherry-Evans said he was shattered to lose his starting spot, but admitted it went to a player “tracking to be one of the greats”. Nathan Cleary, 24, is a generational talent but veteran playmaker Cherry-Evans went blow-for-blow with him as the duo fought it out this year to be Australia’s chief … Read more

Lebanon vs Jamaica, Tonga vs Cook Islands, Samoa vs France, Jason Taumalolo, Josh Mansour, Taylan May

Josh Mansour, Will Penisini and Taylan May all got four tries as Lebanon, Tonga and Samoa sealed quarterfinal berths in style, while Jason Taumalolo grabbed a double. Michael Cheika has a busy week ahead after leading Lebanon to the quarter-finals of the Rugby League World Cup with a 74-12 win over Jamaica on Sunday. Cheika … Read more

Australian Kangaroos players in tears over Liam Hampson death in Rugby League World Cup tribute against Scotland

Kangaroos stars were spotted wiping away tears during a pre-match tribute to Liam Hampson at the Rugby League World Cup on Saturday morning. Tournament officials organized a moving tribute for Hampson which was shown on the big screen during a moment of silence at the Coventry Building Society Arena before the national anthems were played. … Read more

Campbell Graham, Australia v Scotland, hat-trick, debut, South Sydney Rabbitohs, tries, highlights

Rabbitohs star Campbell Graham was always going to play at the World Cup, he just assumed it would be for tournament minnows Scotland. But Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga flipped the script and surprised plenty when he selected Graham, who had been overlooked for the New South Wales just three months earlier. The Souths flyer repaid … Read more

Talking Points, Australia v Scotland, Kangaroos, Nathan Cleary, who will play halfback, Daly Cherry-Evans, Josh Addo-Carr, Blues, Ben Hunt, Garry Grant, who will play hooker

Nathan Cleary looks to have cemented his spot at halfback with a masterclass as Australia thrashed Scotland 84-0 on Saturday. Josh Addo-Carr delivered an emphatic statement with four tries as the Kangaroos clinched a quarterfinal berth, but there are still several positions up for grabs. Read on for the key talking points from Australia’s World … Read more