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Weekend Interview: King Gene delights in Papua New Guinea success story

THERE was a time not long ago when Stanley Gene worried any semblance of professional rugby league in his beloved Papua New Guinea could die out completely.

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England's Kallum Watkins.

England v Papua New Guinea: Watkins dreaming of double delight in Australia

ENGLAND centre Kallum Watkins tomorrow takes the next step towards one world champion goal in Melbourne – before hopefully completing a second in the Australian city in just three months’ time.

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Luke Gale and James Graham of England celebrate a try. Picture: Daniel Carson/

Noble is looking for complete performance from England

Former Great Britain coach Brian Noble believes England are in good shape going into the knockout stages of the World Cup.

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Australia Head Coach Mal Meninga.

Meninga hails five-try Holmes as Australia crush Samoa

Australia coach Mal Meninga hailed the record-breaking feat of winger Valentine Holmes, whose five-try haul helped the Kangaroos become the first team to reach the World Cup semi-finals with a hugely impressive 46-0 victory over Samoa.

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My Yorkshire: Johnny Whiteley MBE

My Yorkshire: Johnny Whiteley MBE

Rugby League hero Johnny Whiteley MBE, 87, played more than 400 times for Hull FC between 1950-65, was capped 15 times and as a player, and as a coach, won the Ashes in Australia.

Castleford's head coach Daryl Powell speaks to his side after the Grand Final loss (Picture:

Castleford Tigers’ dismay at World Club Challenge snub

Next year’s World Club Challenge will be a one-off game, leaving Castleford Tigers “disappointed” at missing out on a chance to face Australian opposition.

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James Segeyaro.  Picture: Tony Johnson.

World Cup: Segeyaro leaves door open for possible return to Leeds Rhinos

PAPUA NEW GUINEA hooker James Segeyaro has revealed he would contemplate a return to Leeds Rhinos – despite walking out on them in controversial circumstances last year.

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James Segeyaro. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Second stint at Leeds Rhinos would appeal to Segeyaro ‘at end of career’

PAPUA NEW GUINEA hooker James Segeyaro, who controversially turned his back on Leeds Rhinos a year ago, has revealed he would return to the club if the chance arose, writes Peter Smith.

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Jermaine McGillvary scores against France in the World Cup group stage (Picture: Daniel Carson/

Jermaine McGillvary revelling in World Cup battle

Jermaine McGillvary has applauded England colleague Kevin Brown’s international renaissance and revealed the stand-off was crucial during his own development at Huddersfield Giants.

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Geoff Toovey.

League fixtures out: Bradford looking for new coach ahead of opening day clash wth York

BRADFORD BULLS will today begin the search for a new head coach after Geoff Toovey confirmed he will not be returning to the club for 2018.

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Geoff Toovey

Bradford Bulls head coach Geoff Toovey ends speculation over future

AFTER weeks of speculation, Bradford Bulls head coach Geoff Toovey has confirmed he will not be returning to the club in 2018.

Ready for action: Sam Burgess in training.

RL World Cup comment: Sam Burgess can emerge as an England legend

THE IRONIC hashtag #BlameBurgess trended on social media two years ago after England’s union team embarrassingly crashed out of their own World Cup, but for a while lame Burgess threatened to be the story of the current rugby league tournament.

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Steve Pitts, project manager for Caddick Construction Ltd, and a Castleford Tigers fan, surveys work being carried out at Emerald Headingley Stadium. PIC: James Hardisty

Minimum disruption for cricket and rugby fans pledges Emerald Headingley project manager

RUGBY AND cricket fans face the prospect of watching their sport in a building site next year.

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Welcome back: England players pick up Sam Burgess and have a laugh during a training run.
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RL World Cup: Sam Burgess returns in huge lift for England

England are boosted by the return of talismanic forward Sam Burgess for their World Cup quarter-final against Papua New Guinea on Sunday.

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Captain Kevin Sinfield holds the World Club Challenge trophy after Leeds Rhinos victory against Manly Sea Eagles in 2012 (Picture: Steve Riding).

Leeds Rhinos are going to Melbourne to tackle Storm

Leeds Rhinos’ chief executive Gary Hetherington says winning the World Club Challenge in Melbourne would represent the club’s greatest feat after a deal was finally struck to continue the competition in 2018.

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Englands Luke Gale collides with the referee during the World Cup Pool A victory over France at the Perth Rectangular Stadium (Picture: NRL Imagery).

England win poses questions over team spine for rest of World Cup

IS IT too late for Wayne Bennett to rip up his World Cup selection plans and start all over?

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Danny Addy.

Scotland 14 Samoa 14: Depleted Scots earn World Cup draw

Steve McCormack expressed his pride after Scotland ended a wretched World Cup campaign on a high with a much-improved performance in a 14-14 draw with Samoa.

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Steve Pitts, Project Manager for Caddick Construction Ltd, and a Castleford Tigers fan. Picture: James Hardisty

Demolition job at Leeds Rhinos proves ideal tonic for Castleford Tigers fan

LIFELONG Castleford Tigers’ fan Steve Pitts banished the frustration of his team’s Grand Final defeat in a unique way – by knocking down Leeds Rhinos’ stadium!

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Brad Singleton.

Brad Singleton shocked to receive No10 shirt at Leeds Rhinos

GRAND FINAL hero Brad Singleton admits being handed Leeds Rhinos’ No10 shirt was a shock.

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