Rugby League

17th November

Cook Islands book last spot at RLWC

THE Cook Islands have claimed the last spot at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup with a 38-16 win over the United States at the University of North Florida. Coached by former New Zealand international...

15th November

Golden Boot nominees shortlisted

THE shortlist for the 2019 Golden Boot award has been trimmed to three, with the award potentially going to a front-rower and/or a non-Tier 1 player for the first time ever. The award recognises the best player in international games over the past 12 months, and with Australia playing just two Tests in the voting...

International Rugby League unveil new golden boot trophies

SYDNEY, 15 NOVEMBER 2019 (INSIDE THE GAMES) – International Rugby League (IRL) has unveiled a new trophy for their annual Golden Boot awards. The prizes are given to the man and woman judged to have performed the best in international matches in a calendar year. Steve Winterburn, who previously created the rugby league statue at...

13th November

Greece qualify for Rugby League World Cup for first time

BELGRADE, 13 NOVEMBER 2019 (INSIDE THE GAMES) – Greece will make their Rugby League World Cup debut in 2021 after thrashing Serbia in Belgrade Saturday. A hat-trick from full-back Chaise Robinson inspired a remarkable 82-6 win for the visitors, who ran in 16 tries. Victory secures the final European qualifying spot for the next edition...

Manly Sea Eagles Manase Fainu released from prison over stabbing charges

SYDNEY, 13 NOVEMBER 2019 (NRL) – Manly hooker Manase Fainu has been granted bail and will be released from custody as he answers charges relating to the stabbing of a man at a church dance. Fainu has spent the past two weeks in Parklea Correctional Centre after allegedly stabbing a 24-year-old man in the back...

Tonga declares Friday  public holiday to celebrate rugby league win

NUKU’ALOFA, 13 NOVEMBER 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) – Tonga is to have a public holiday this Friday to mark the achievements of the Tonga Invitational XIII rugby league team. In a statement, the Prime Minister’s Office said the day was in recognition of the team’s achievements at the recent Oceania Cup against Australia and Great Britain....

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