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England looking to clean sweep Exiles in International Origin Series

By Richard Cowley, Date: 3/7/12

Game two of the 2012 rugby league International Origin series takes place in Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, on Wednesday July 4. Kick off is scheduled for 7.45pm. 

England will be looking to clean sweep the two game series after defeating the Exiles 18 -10 at Langtree Park in St Helens. They will also be looking to lift their intensity after coping criticism regarding their lacklustre preformance in game one.

Game one attracted 11,083 fans to the 18,000 seat stadium showing the series still has some way to go in convincing English fans that the International Origin series has the potential to rival the State of Origin series played in Australia.

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ENGLAND RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW

Information on this page was updated - 14/3/2014

Foundation Year - 1895

International Team - England

Highest finish in World Cup - Runner-up World Cup Final (1975, 1995) Note: During 1975 and after 1992 England took the place of Great Britain in the World Cup.

Top level domestic competition - Super League is the top level rugby league competition in Europe. Currently 14 teams play in the Super League (One from France) . Below the Super League their is the Co-operative Championship and National League Two. The season runs from February to October with the top 8 qualifying for the finals. In 2009 the Super League changed to a franchise system with current and future teams having to meet a criteria set by the Rugby Football League.

2008 Rugby League World Cup

Ten best teams in 2007 look towards the 2008 RLWC

By Richard Cowley, 23/12/2007

The final qualifiers for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup finished up in November. Australia, New Zealand, England, France and Papua New Guinea automatically qualified. The remaining five spots have seen 14 teams compete in the qualifying rounds over the last 2 years. The end result will see arguably the best 10 rugby league nations in the World battle it out in next years World Cup.