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Brown’s chance to prove fitness

England will rely on the same 17 players who were on duty in the 36-6 victory over Papua New Guinea when they face outsiders Tonga in the semi-final stages off the World Cup in Auckland on Saturday, providing Warrington Wolves’ stand off Kevin Brown passes a mandatory head test.

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James Roby

Roby giving Bennett selection conundrum

The only conundrum which England head coach Wayne Bennett needs to solve as he prepares his squad for Saturday’s World Cup semi-final showdown against underdogs Tonga in Auckland is ‘Who will start in the crucial role of hooker?’

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England's Sam Burgess during a training session at South Leeds Stadium chased by ex-Saint James Graham. Both players are expected to benefit from the new NRL deal

NRL clubs sign bumper pay packet deal

Saints’ players - and those from other Betfred Super League clubs - can only look on in envy as the NRL’s five-year collective bargaining agreement is reached.

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England coach Wayne Bennett

England 36 Papua New Guinea 6

Jermaine McGillvary continued his impressive World Cup to help England cruise into the semi-finals with a 36-6 win over Papua New Guinea.

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Leeds Rhinos' Rob Burrow celebrates with a flag after the final whistle during the Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, Manchester

Leeds to travel Down Under for World Club Challenge

Betfred Super League champions Leeds Rhinos will travel to Australia to take on NRL Premiers Melbourne Storm in the 2018 World Club Challenge.

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Michael Smith during his walk on before his match against Benito van de Pas during day eleven of the William Hill PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace, London

DARTS: St Helens trio crash out of Grand Slam

St Helens’ interest in the Grand Slam of Darts is over.

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Neil Jukes on the sidelines with Keiron Cunningham

Saints announce friendly match against Leigh

Saints will prepare for their 2018 Betfred Super League campaign with a clash against Leigh Centurions at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday January 26 (8pm).

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Saints in action against Leigh last season. Photo: Brian King

Saints to face Leigh in pre-season

Saints will prepare for their 2018 Betfred Super League campaign with a clash against Leigh Centurions at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday January 26.

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Geoff Fletcher

Tributes to great character of RL

One of the great characters of Rugby League has died at the age of 74.

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James Roby. NRL Photos

Saints duo to face Papua New Guinea

James Roby and Alex Walmsley and Mark Percival are named in England’s squad for Sunday’s World Cup quarter final showdown with Papua New Guinea at AAMI Park, Melbourne.

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Brian Noble

Knowles ‘good enough for England’

Saints loose forward Morgan Knowles is good enough to play for England in the near future, insists former Great Britain coach Brian Noble.

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James Roby in action for England against France last weekend. NRL Photos

Saints hooker Roby eyes chance to play in World Cup quarters

St Helens hooker James Roby is playing a waiting game to discover if he will get the chance to play in England’s knockout games in the World Cup.

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Drivers are reporting delays in the area

Delays on M6 after crash

Delays are being reported on the northbound M6 following an earlier crash near Orrell.
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John Bateman in action against France. NRL Photos

Bennett: England problems can be fixed

There was a touch of deja vu for England coach Wayne Bennett after his side collected their second win of the World Cup without being totally convincing.

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George Williams in action against France. NRL Photos

England 36 France 6

Jermaine McGillvary put the bite into England as they flexed their muscles for the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a comprehensive 36-6 defeat of France in Perth.

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Jonny Lomax: Brendon Ratnayake/SWpix.com

Lomax winning England fitness battle

Jonny Lomax is expected to be fit for England’s World Cup quarter-final showdown if, as seems likely, they reach the knockout stage of the competition.

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Mark Pervical has been named in Wayne Bennett's England squad along with fellow Saints James Roby and Alex Walmsley

Percival named in England side to face France

England Rugby League head coach Wayne Bennett has made four changes to the squad that will take on France at nib Stadium, Perth on Sunday, November 12 (6.00pm AWST).

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Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook in action for St Helens

LMS pushes Ireland close to shock victory

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook came with a whisker of earning Ireland a shock victory against Papua New Guinea.

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Micky Higham. Picture: Paul McCarthy

Higham looks to next chapter of career

Former Great Britain hooker Micky Higham has called time on his 19-year playing career.

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