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Daryl Powell celebrating the 1992 second Test victory in Melbourne with Martin Dermott and Joe Lydon

Forwards hold the key to England victory – Powell

Date 31/10/14

Super League Coach of the Year Daryl Powell is pleased with the way England performed against Samoa and believes that the game against Australia in Melbourne on Sunday will be another close encounter.

The Castleford Tigers coach is looking for another big performance from England’s forwards as they take on a much lighter Australian pack who are out to impress their coach Tim Sheens and avoid failing to reach a major final for the first time since 1954.

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Will Toa Samoa have Roo for afternoon tea on Sunday in Wollongong?

Date: 5/11/14

So we have hit the final round of the 2014 Rugby League Four Nations. On Saturday in Dunedin a 2013 RLWC semi-final replay will take place. If you missed it, the 2013 RLWC semi-final match between England and New Zealand was one of the best international match of the World Cup and some would say for many decades. So come this Saturday in the land of the long white cloud we will be expecting nothing less from this encounter.

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Matagi to debut against Samoa in Rugby League 4 Nations

Date: 28/10/14

Vodafone Warriors prop Suaia Matagi is poised to play his first test for the NZ Kiwis against his old team-mates, Toa Samoa, at Whangarei's Toll Stadium on Saturday.

Showing utmost respect for the Samoans, who went close to upsetting England in their Four Nations opener last Saturday, coach Stephen Kearney has stuck largely to the line-up that defeated Australia 30-12 in Brisbane.

2014 Four Nations Australia vs Samoa

Australia vs Samoa preview: Samoa out for elusive scalp

 

By John Davidson, Date: 6/11/14

Samoa is hoping its third time lucky when they play Australia in Wollongong on Sunday.

Twice they have led late in Four Nations games, against England and New Zealand, twice they have failed to hold on to leads and lost. Six points was the margin with the English, just two points with the Kiwis.

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Four Nations preview: England meet scandal-stricken Samoa

 

By John Davidson, Date: 22/10/14

England will face a tough test against an under-fire Samoa in the opening match of the 2014 Four Nations at Suncorp Stadium.

The northern hemisphere nation will meet a Samoan side in Brisbane that is still reeling from a nightclub incident several days ago. Several Samoan players were involved in a brawl outside a Queensland bar in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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2014 Four Nations Australia v England teams and fixture details

By Richard Cowley, Updated: 2/11/14

Teams: Australia Kangaroos v England

Venue: AAMI Park, Melbourne, Australia. Capacity 30,050

Date: Sunday November 2nd  2014

Kick-off time: 4pm local time

Melbourne (Australia - Victoria) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 4:00:00 PM AEDT
Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 4:00:00 PM AEDT
Brisbane (Australia - Queensland) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 3:00:00 PM AEST
Perth (Australia - Western Australia) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 1:00:00 PM AWST
London (United Kingdom - England) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 5:00:00 AM GMT
Auckland (New Zealand) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 6:00:00 PM NZDT
Apia (Samoa) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 7:00:00 PM WST
New York (U.S.A. - New York) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 1:00:00 AM EDT
Suva (Fiji) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 6:00:00 PM FJST
Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) Sunday, 2 November 2014 at 3:00:00 PM PGT

2014 Rugby League Four Nations Ticket information: Tickets for the match can be purchased via Ticketek or by clicking here

Stephen Kearney & Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown show off the Four Nations trophy

All eyes on Westpac for Rugby League Four Nations final

Date: 16/6/14

On November 15, NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney hopes to stand on the Westpac Stadium pitch with his big hands wrapped around the hallowed Four Nations trophy.

Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown hopes her city will have shown its ability to host future rugby league blockbusters by filling the 30,000-seat facility for the tournament final.

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Reilly confident of England success over Australia in Melbourne

By Kirsty Saynor, Date: 28/10/14

Rugby League legend Malcolm Reilly OBE believes England are primed and ready to book their place in the final of the 2014 Four Nations by beating Australia in Melbourne on Sunday.

England will go into the match buoyed by an encouraging performance in their opening victory over Samoa, when they defied the lingering effects of jetlag and 30-degree heat to overcome spirited opponents in a 32-26 win.

New Zealand vs Samoa in 4 Nations

NZ vs Samoa Four Nations preview: Kiwis keen on final place

 

By John Davidson, Date: 29/10/14

New Zealand can book a spot in the Four Nations final with a victory over traditional rivals Samoa at Toll Stadium.

Whangarei will host its first rugby league international on Saturday at Toll Stadium, a ground with a capacity of 30,000. It should witness a full-blooded encounter as many of the Kiwi players have Samoan heritage and many of the Samoan players were born in New Zealand.

2014 Rugby League Four Nations - New Zealand vs Samoa

Match Report: New Zealand gets out of jail in classic

 

By John Davidson, 2/11/14

A late try to Shaun Kenny-Dowall has saved New Zealand’s blushes and earned a two-point win over Samoa in the Four Nations.

The Kiwis were below par, well below what they dished up against Australia last weekend, but the loss will be heart-breaking for the Samoans. The Pacific Islanders led for large parts of the match in a very impressive display and looked home with five minutes left.