Thursday, April 18, 2024

Final Squads for 2017 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC2017)



Australia, England, France, Lebanon, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Wales, Fiji, Italy, United States.

USA vs Fiji RLWC2017

USA vs Fiji RLWC2017 Preview: Fiji looking to start well



By Brian Lowe, Date: 26/10/17

While all 14 nations competing at Rugby League World Cup 2017 believe they can kick-start their campaigns with a win, the Fiji Bati are confident they have picked a team that will get the job done.

Could England Win the Rugby League World Cup?

Photo Source: England RL via Facebook

Without a shadow of a doubt, Australia will head into the 2017 Rugby League World Cup as favourites to defend their title as the best international team on the planet. Mal Meninga’s men will be quietly confident of going all the way to the World Cup final this year – and the opening fixture against England will tell us a lot about how competitive Wayne Bennett’s side really are.

Toby King in action against Russia

Ireland secure World Cup Qualification Ireland 70 Russia 16

Steve Hogan at The Carlisle Grounds, Bray. Date: 30/10/16

Ireland secured automatic qualification for the Rugby League World Cup with an emphatic 13-try victory over Russia.

Wales All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group

Wales Rugby League discuss World Cup preparations in Parliament

Date: 2/3/17

The All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group welcomed Wales Rugby League to Parliament yesterday evening (28 February).

Italy announce train-on squad for RLWC European Qualifiers


Date: 24/9/16

Italy have named a cosmopolitan train-on squad for their 2017 Rugby League World Cup European Qualifiers Pool A games with Wales and Serbia next month.

USA brings in Leeds Coach McDermott for RLWC Qualifiers

Date: 5/11/15

Despite defeat in the Colonial Cup to Canada, according to USARL chairman and Hawks coach for the two-game series, Peter Illfield, the national side are making progress.

Illfield will hand over the reins to Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott for the up-coming Firehouse Subs Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers - Americas in December.

Kevin Brown

Match Preview Semi-Final England vs Tonga: Brown back for England

By John Davidson, Date: 22/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

Date: Saturday November 25th 2017 TV Kick-off time: 6pm NZDT (Local Time)

TV Kick-off time Brisbane: (Australia - Queensland) Friday, 24 November 2017 at 7:00:00 pm AEST
TV Kick-off time Sydney: (Australia - New South Wales) Saturday, 25 November 2017 at 4:00:00 pm AEDT
TV Kick-off time Perth: (Australia - Western Australia) Saturday, 25 November 2017 at 1:00:00 pm AWST
TV Kick-off time Nukualofa: (Tonga) Saturday, 25 November 2017 at 6:00:00 pm TOT
TV Kick-off time London: (United Kingdom - England) Saturday, 25 November 2017 at 5:00:00 am GMT
TV Kick-off time Port Moresby: (Papua New Guinea) Saturday, 25 November 2017 at 3:00:00 pm PGT

Five-eighth Kevin Brown has been controversially named in England’s team to face Tonga in the semi-finals despite suffering a concussion against Papua New Guinea.

Samoa v Scotland RLWC2017

Match Report: Samoa moves into quarterfinals, just


By Brian Lowe, Date: 12/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

Win and you advance to the money rounds, lose and you go home. That’s what was on the line Saturday in Cairns when Samoa faced Scotland in a sudden death Pool B matchup in the Rugby League World Cup.

2017 RLWC Qualifier – MEA Game 2 South Africa V Lebanon – Preview


Date: 31/10/15

South Africa need to beat Lebanon by 29 points tomorrow (31st October) in the second leg of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Qualifier – MEA, in Brakpan, Pretoria, if they are to progress to the Antipodes.

The Cedars triumphed 40-12 in the first leg on the same ground and go into the game confident of making their first World Cup since 2000.