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NSW reportedly decide on their next Origin coach

New South Wales’ search for a new Origin coach is reportedly over, with Brad Fittler set to be unveiled as Laurie Daley’s successor.

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Storm crazy not to look at Pearce: Cam Smith

Melbourne captain Cameron Smith believes the NRL club would be crazy not to join the chase for uncontracted halfback Mitchell Pearce to wear their vacant No.7 jumper.

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Free agent Mitchell Pearce already linked to Roosters

Following his contract release, Mitchell Pearce has already been linked with a move to the Sydney Roosters.

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Leaving Roosters right call for me: Pearce

Mitchell Pearce insists leaving the Sydney Roosters is the best decision for his career as he seeks to become “the best halfback I can be.”

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Former Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods believes Kevin Naiqama can succeed him as captain of the merger club next NRL season.

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Mitchell Pearce blows the Rooster coop

Mitchell Pearce insists leaving the Sydney Roosters is the best decision for his NRL career as he seeks to become “the best halfback I can be.”

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The ridiculously unfair 2018 NRL draw needs to be redone

If the NRL was hoping to dispel fan sentiment that some clubs seem to get all the lucky breaks, they won’t be doing it with the 2018 draw.

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James Graham lauds Tonga as more than a two-player team

Tonga are far from a two-man band and England won’t be treating them as one in their Rugby League World Cup semi-final, according to veteran prop James Graham.

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England into RLWC semis with win over PNG

England have marched into a Rugby League World Cup semi-final showdown with Tonga after an unconvincing 36-6 win over Papua New Guinea in Melbourne.

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Fiji flip New Zealand to sneak into semi-finals

Fiji have beaten New Zealand 4 – 2 in a thrilling quarter final in Wellington and booked themselves a match up against the Kangaroos in the semis.

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Tonga into semi-finals with 2-point win over Lebanon

Tonga have hung on to beat a gutsy Lebanon team 24-22 in an entertaining Rugby League World Cup quarter-final in Christchurch.

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Historic Holmes still a fullback at heart

He may have just done what no Kangaroos player has done in almost 100 years but Valentine Holmes insists he’s still playing out of position.

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Holmes makes history as Australia thrash Samoa

Valentine Holmes has scored a record five tries for the Kangaroos who have sounded an ominous warning to rival nations with a 46-0 trouncing of Samoa in their Rugby League World Cup quarter-final.

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2017 Rugby League World Cup Quarterfinals: Fixtures, dates, kick-off times, TV guide, live stream

The Rugby League World Cup is in full swing, the quarterfinals starting up on Friday 17 November and running through Sunday 19 November.

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World Cup quarters get jiggy in rugby league La La Land

And so to the big business end of this crackerjack Rugby League World Cup and a huge weekend of quarter-final action-Jackson looms. Can you feel the excitement?

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Jillaroos crush Cook Islands

The Women’s Rugby League World Cup has finally arrived, with the first three matches taking place yesterday.

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Manly Sea Eagles NRL coach Trent Barrett

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Billy Slater makes a break

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Simone Smith Australia Jillaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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David Klemmer Australia Kangaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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Simon Cooper playing for Germany against the Czech Republic.

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Gareth Widdop England Rugby League World Cup 2017

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Johnathon Thurston North Queensland Cowboys Rugby League NRL Finals 2016

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Fiji

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Matt Moylan of the Panthers runs the ball up

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The six greatest moments in Rugby League World Cup history

For many, the Rugby League World Cup is not yet the pinnacle of the game. It’s not yet the event that takes Australia’s fascination.

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Tonga vs England preview: The road to a showdown with the Kangaroos

And then there were four.

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It’s another dog-eat-dog off-season, so who can you trust?

Sadly, last Sunday morning’s lazy league read was soured by the news of Malcolm Young’s passing – the unsung AC/DC guitarist whose thumping chords struck with the ferocity of a Trevor Gillmeister shoulder.

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Jillaroos vs Canada: Women’s Rugby League World Cup live scores, blog

Australia have qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup, but will be wary of Canada, who have already pulled off one upset. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the Jillaroos’ final group game from 4pm (AEDT).

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Where to now for Mitchell Pearce?

By Jack Byrnes, 22 Nov 2017
Where to now for Mitchell Pearce?

Somewhere between a rock, a hard place and a line of razor wire sits a rugby league halfback with a cloud above his head.

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Can all the naysayers just enjoy the Rugby League World Cup?

Amid some great positive vibes surrounding the Rugby League World Cup, there have also been people commenting that the tournament is a bit mickey mouse, the format is a joke, the scheduling is off, that it’s essentially just musical chairs for NRL players, and that Australia is going to romp it in.

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Tops and tails ahead of the World Cup semis

By Adam Bagnall, 20 Nov 2017
Tops and tails ahead of the World Cup semis

And then there were four. Australia, Fiji, England and Tonga will fight for the right to contest the final of what has been a thrilling World Cup campaign, even if it is dragging on a bit.

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Mad Monday: There’s a new world order in rugby league

The final four of the Rugby League World Cup has been confirmed with Australia, Fiji, Tonga and England all enjoying wins.

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Can we make rugby league relevant in New Zealand?

By Martin Millard, 20 Nov 2017
Can we make rugby league relevant in New Zealand?

Depending on which side of the Pacific fence you are on, the last two rounds of the Rugby League World Cup have either been a cataclysmic breakthrough for international rugby league or an abysmal failure resulting in bringing a giant to its knees.

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What happened to New Zealand’s pride and passion?

As a proud and passionate supporter of the New Zealand rugby league team it pained me to see the Kiwis lose to Fiji in their quarter-final Match at Wellington.

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England vs Papua New Guinea: Rugby League World Cup quarter-finals live scores, blog

Match result: England have marched into a Rugby League World Cup semi-final showdown with Tonga after an unconvincing 36-6 win over Papua New Guinea in Melbourne.

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Australia vs England: Women’s Rugby League World Cup live scores, blog

Match result: The Jillaroos have thumped England 38-0 at Southern Cross Group Stadium and keep their unbeaten record intact in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

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Ode to the Wolfhounds; The Irish left too soon..

As they say in all the great coming of age tales; sometimes life ain’t fair. When an international rugby league tournament is thrown into the mix though, life stops making sense all together.

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Kiwi dreams turn to nightmares in Wellington

Former player now TV commentator Monty Betham made a statement during last night’s epic quarter-final clash in Wellington that summed up exactly the current state of international rugby league.

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New Zealand vs Fiji: Rugby League World Cup quarter-final live scores, blog

Match result: Fiji have upset New Zealand and booked a place in a semi-final versus Australia in game where the only scores made were three penalty goals.

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Tonga vs Lebanon: Rugby League World Cup quarter-final live scores, blog

Match result: Tonga have hung on to beat a gutsy Lebanon team 24-22 in an entertaining Rugby League World Cup quarter-final in Christchurch.

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Dane Gagai

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Maddie Studdon Australia Jillaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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Jason Taumalolo Tonga Rugby League World Cup 2017

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Craig Bellamy

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Dane Gagai

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Roosters' Shaun Kenny-Dowall (right) celebrates with Sonny Bill Williams after scoring. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Tonga 2017 Rugby League World Cup

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Aaron Woods

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