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World Cup returns record profit in excess of £3.7m

Warrington Guardian: TEAM NEWS: Fiji v Ireland

12:07pm Monday 31st March 2014

THE fantastic success of Rugby League World Cup 2013 was put into sharp perspective today with the publication of the official tournament review.

Rugby League World Cup stories, pictures, videos

Warrington Guardian: PICTURES: Australia win Rugby League World Cup

2:10pm Saturday 7th December 2013

Look back at the most successful Rugby League World Cup so far. All stories and match reports remain online for you to see and there are links to hundreds of photos taken of matches and community events during the World Cup and in the build-up. Some video highlights are here for you too.

IT'S MY VIEW: The pride of Britain

Warrington Guardian: Ben Westwood and Chris Hill belt out the national anthem alongside Brett Ferres

8:00am Friday 6th December 2013

IT may have ended the way most of us expected, but the Rugby League World Cup's winding route to Old Trafford left most fans pleasantly surprised.

Nigel Wood calls on game to make most of successful World Cup

Warrington Guardian: PICTURES: Australia win Rugby League World Cup

10:58am Monday 2nd December 2013

Rugby League World Cup 2013 Tournament Director Nigel Wood has called for the whole sport to make the most of the many opportunities presented by the stunningly successful tournament.

PICTURES: Australia win Rugby League World Cup

Warrington Guardian: Australia lift the World Cup trophy. Pictures: MIKE BODEN

5:41pm Saturday 30th November 2013

AUSTRALIA dominated the Rugby League World Cup Final at Old Trafford, defeating New Zealand 34-2.

Astonishing Australia defeat New Zealand to lift World Cup trophy at Old Trafford

Warrington Guardian: Australia lift the World Cup trophy. Pictures: MIKE BODEN

5:36pm Saturday 30th November 2013

AUSTRALIA emphatically recaptured the Rugby League World Cup trophy with a dominant 34-2 defeat of defending champions New Zealand in front of a record crowd at Old Trafford.

World Cup Final is sold out

Warrington Guardian: TEAM NEWS: Fiji v Ireland

1:16pm Friday 29th November 2013

THE Rugby League World Cup Final at Old Trafford on Saturday has sold out.

PICTURES: Ben Westwood inches away from putting England in World Cup Final

Warrington Guardian: Bennie Westwood was so close. Pictures by Mike Boden

11:42am Thursday 28th November 2013

AN ‘absolutely gutted’ Ben Westwood reflected on the moment he thought England were on the way to Old Trafford.

LOOK BACK: There was nothing they could do

Warrington Guardian: Warrington Wolves' Chris Hill and Ben Westwood can't bear to watch. Pictures by Mike Boden

11:13am Thursday 28th November 2013

Looking back over Wolves players' involvement in the Rugby League World Cup semi finals at Wembley

International crowd record set to tumble as organisers toast tournament

Warrington Guardian: TEAM NEWS: Fiji v Ireland

1:01pm Thursday 28th November 2013

ON the eve of the Rugby League World Cup 2013 Final, which will break the record for the biggest ever crowd at an international Rugby League match, organisers are celebrating the success of the tournament, with numerous attendance records being broken from the group stages onwards.

IT'S MY VIEW: They made me believe

Warrington Guardian: Celebrating the Sam Burgess converted try that put England 18-14 in front against holders New Zealand at Wembley. Picture by Mike Boden

11:33am Thursday 28th November 2013

IT still hurts. It shouldn’t, but it does and I’m mad at myself for being in this position.

Look who's training at Leigh Sports Village......only World Cup finalists New Zealand!

Warrington Guardian: Shaun Johnson, left, and Sonny Bill Williams, warm-up for training at Leigh Sports Village. Pictures by Mike Boden

6:01pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

LEIGH Sports Village has provided a training facility for some high-profile teams in its short lifespan but none preparing for an occasion as big as Saturday's Rugby League World Cup Final at Manchester United's Old Trafford home.

Wolves' England pair unhappy with officials

Warrington Guardian: Wolves' Ben Westwood is fended by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's clenched fist. Pictures by Mike Boden

9:30am Tuesday 26th November 2013

NEITHER of Warrington Wolves' selected forwards were happy with the way England's semi-final clash with New Zealand was handled at Wembley on Saturday.

McNamara: No one to blame for England World Cup heartbreak

Warrington Guardian: McNamara consoles the distraught players after Saturday's defeat

10:42am Sunday 24th November 2013

Coach Steve McNamara was not interested in playing the blame game after watching his England side suffer World Cup semi-final heartbreak against New Zealand at Wembley.

PICTURES ADDED: Heartbreak at the death for England

Warrington Guardian: Chris Hill on his parade around Wembley to thank the fans for their support. Pictures by Mike Boden

3:03pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

ENGLAND’S World Cup dream is over in the cruellest of circumstances as they lost to holders New Zealand with the final kick of today’s semi final at Wembley.

Westwood and Hill in the England 17 for RL World Cup semi final

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12:24pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

WARRINGTON Wolves pack men Ben Westwood and Chris Hill are both confirmed in England's 17 for the Rugby League World Cup semi-final clash with holders New Zealand at Wembley today, kick off 1pm.

Hall confident England have what it takes to reach World Cup final

Warrington Guardian: Ryan Hall in action against Ireland. Picture: SWpix

1:44pm Friday 22nd November 2013

Ryan Hall is confident England have what it takes to end New Zealand’s defence of the Rugby League World Cup when the two nations meet in the ‘Big Hit’ semi-final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, kick off 1pm.

Young Kiwi learning his trade from experienced teammates

Warrington Guardian: FULL TIME: New Zealand 42 Samoa 24

1:34pm Friday 22nd November 2013

NEW Zealand wing Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is determined to improve his game by learning from the Kiwis’ experienced squad ahead of his side’s Rugby League World Cup 2013 semi-final Big Hit at Wembley on Saturday, kick off 1pm.

Kearney makes changes to Kiwis ahead of England clash

Warrington Guardian: New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney ahead of the Wilderspool game in 1995

1:24pm Friday 22nd November 2013

NEW Zealand coach Stephen Kearney had some difficult decisions to make ahead of Saturday's semi final clash with England.

Wembley still special for Westwood

Warrington Guardian: Ben Westwood watches his teammates against France

12:00pm Friday 22nd November 2013

HE may be something of Wembley veteran – but walking out at the famous stadium on Saturday will be as special as the first time for Ben Westwood.

Russell's impressive Scotland stint wins fans over

Warrington Guardian: Blood-splattered Matty Russell, Scotland’s top try scorer in the World Cup 	Picture: SWpix

12:00pm Friday 22nd November 2013

MATTY Russell’s World Cup ended with Scotland’s quarter-final defeat to New Zealand at Headingley on Friday.

Johns: World Cup is worthy of some English pride

Warrington Guardian: Andrew Johns watches Fiji v Samoa at The Halliwell Jones Stadium

8:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

ANDREW Johns has been impressed with the Rugby League World Cup.

England to make changes at half back in semi final

Warrington Guardian: Tournament mascot Grubber with the World Cup

1:02pm Thursday 21st November 2013

ENGLAND have made two changes from the 19-man squad they selected against France with the return of Melbourne Storm half-back Gareth Widdop and Leeds Rhinos forward Carl Ablett.

Joey not keen on England’s half measures

Warrington Guardian: Johns passes on his knowledge in training with Wolves' Academy players this week. Pictures: MIKE BODEN

9:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

IF England fail to make it past New Zealand in the World Cup semi final at Wembley on Saturday, then Andrew Johns believes he knows the reason why.

New Zealand name squad to face England

Warrington Guardian: Plenty of Warrington interest in Wales World Cup squad

1:52pm Thursday 21st November 2013

NEW Zealand have named their 19-man team for Saturday's England match at Wembley.

Kiwis are still the kings

Warrington Guardian: Chris Hill charges into the French defence

1:00pm Thursday 21st November 2013

CHRIS Hill says England will have to overcome the ‘best team in the world’ in Saturday’s Rugby League World Cup semi-final.

Will tinkering pay off?

Warrington Guardian: Chris Hill, James Graham and Sam Burgess get to grips with Jean-Philippe Baile. Pictures: MIKE BODEN

11:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

TEAM changes and a wobbly start appeared to impact on England’s performance against France in Saturday’s Rugby League World Cup quarter final at Wigan’s DW Stadium.

Punch-ups and prayers: Fiji 22 Samoa 4

Warrington Guardian: St Helens' new forward Mose Masoe on the charge. Pictures: MIKE BODEN

7:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

THE Halliwell Jones Stadium boasted a carnival-esque atmosphere as Warrington played host to its first Rugby League World Cup quarter final on Sunday.

James Roby confident that England can do job on New Zealand

Warrington Guardian: James Roby

4:03pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

JAMES Roby is confident that England will be the complete package when they face holders New Zealand in Saturday’s must-see Rugby League World Cup 2013 semi-final at Wembley Stadium (1.00pm).

World Cup treat at Higher Walton girl's first rugby league game

Warrington Guardian: Siena with Eloni Vunakece

5:00pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

A GIRL from Higher Walton had a treat on her first visit to a rugby league match on Sunday.

Fiji triumph to set up semi-final meeting against Australia

Warrington Guardian: Fiji will meet Australia in the semi final at Wembley next Saturday. Pictures: MIKE BODEN

5:06pm Sunday 17th November 2013

FIJI bulldozed their way into a World Cup semi final meeting with heavy favourites Australia thanks to a hard-fought 22-4 victory over Samoa at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Town waves goodbye to World Cup

Warrington Guardian: Samoan players during the anthem

8:38am Monday 18th November 2013

WARINGTON enjoyed its last piece of Rugby League World Cup action on Sunday.

Roby: We just need to improve some little things

Warrington Guardian: James Roby takes on the France defence. Picture by Mike Boden

11:53am Sunday 17th November 2013

SAINTS’ James Roby believes England can get their act together for next weekend’s World Cup semi final showdown with defending champions New Zealand at Wembley.

Wolves pair say England must improve for semi

Warrington Guardian: PICTURES ADDED: England book their ticket to Wembley against New Zealand

9:54am Sunday 17th November 2013

WOLVES duo Chris Hill and Ben Westwood say England will need to get better in next week's World Cup semi final.

PICTURES ADDED: England book their ticket to Wembley against New Zealand

Warrington Guardian: England v France. Pictures by Mike Boden

9:44pm Saturday 16th November 2013

ENGLAND are on their way to Wembley and it is au revoir to France as they bow out of Rugby League World Cup 2013.

TEAM NEWS: Confirmed England and France sides for tonight's quarter final

Warrington Guardian: Tournament mascot Grubber with the World Cup

7:06pm Saturday 16th November 2013

ENGLAND and France have confirmed their line-ups for tonight's Rugby League World Cup 2013 quarter final at the DW Stadium in Wigan.

Crowd pleasers are back

Warrington Guardian: Crowd pleasers are back in town

11:50am Friday 15th November 2013

SAMOA return to The Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington on Sunday for part two of a newly established rugby league relationship.

England focus stays on France

Warrington Guardian: Westwood slides in for the opening try against Fiji

11:00am Friday 15th November 2013

WOLVES’ Ben Westwood is keeping his mind on the next task for England rather than getting carried away with thoughts of a fifth Wembley appearance.

Fiji's Naiqama doesn't want World Cup experience to end

Warrington Guardian: Fiji getting to grips with England's Chris Hill last Saturday

3:11pm Saturday 16th November 2013

WAISALE Naiqama is not ready for Fiji’s Rugby League World Cup 2013 dream to end just yet and believes his team has what it takes to go beyond the tournament’s Quarter-Finals as they take on Samoa at The Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington on Sunday, kick off 3pm.

Fiji name team for Samoa match

Warrington Guardian: Plenty of Warrington interest in Wales World Cup squad

3:05pm Saturday 16th November 2013

FIJI head coach Rick Stone has named his 19-man squad to play Samoa at Warrington Wolves' Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday, kick off 3pm.

Samoa's Godinet says it's a dream come true

Warrington Guardian: TEAM NEWS: Fiji v Ireland

2:59pm Saturday 16th November 2013

SAMOA utility player Pita Godinet is eyeing further improvement from his team when they lock horns with Fiji in their Rugby League World Cup 2013 Quarter-Final clash at The Halliwell Jones Stadium at Warrington on Sunday, kick off 3pm.

Samoa name team for Fiji match

Warrington Guardian: Samoa skipper Sia Soliola

2:53pm Saturday 16th November 2013

SAMOA head coach Matt Parish has named his 19 man squad to play Fiji at Warrington Wolves' Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday, kick off 3pm.

Kiwis await winners of England v France

Warrington Guardian: TEAM NEWS: Fiji v Ireland

2:46pm Saturday 16th November 2013

THE Kiwis didn’t have much trouble disposing of Scotland in their Rugby League World Cup quarter-final in Leeds last night.

Tomahawks call on Cantoni against Kangaroos one month after arm break

Warrington Guardian: Tomahawks call on Cantoni against Kangaroos one month after arm break

10:56am Friday 15th November 2013

IN scenes reminiscent of Shane Webcke's 2000 NRL grand final appearance, Tomahawks' backrower Mark Cantoni will make his World Cup debut just one month after breaking his arm.

Raise money for Wooden Spoon at Quarter Final

Warrington Guardian: New Zealand v Samoa was a brilliant battle at The Halliwell Jones Stadium

12:20pm Friday 15th November 2013

SUNDAY’S World Cup quarter final in Warrington will help raise money for Wooden Spoon - the children’s charity of rugby.

Barthau and France not prepared to lie down

Warrington Guardian: France against Samoa on Monday night in Perpignan. Picture: SWpix

11:43am Friday 15th November 2013

FRANCE'S William Barthau knows what it's like to get up after being knocked down.

France team to tackle England

Warrington Guardian: France against Samoa on Monday night in Perpignan. Picture: SWpix

11:35am Friday 15th November 2013

FRANCE head coach Richard Agar has named his 19-man squad to play England at DW Stadium on Saturday, kick off 8pm.

Australia name team to face USA

Warrington Guardian: TEAM NEWS: Fiji v Ireland

11:30am Friday 15th November 2013

AUSTRALIA head coach Tim Sheens has named his 19 man squad to play USA at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium on Saturday (13:00).

Luani taking inspiration from his sister's mercy work

Warrington Guardian: Welcome To The World anthem for Tonga and Scotland

11:25am Friday 15th November 2013

USA Tomahawks rake Joel Luani smiles, breathes in and exclaims "I wish I had my sister's determination".

Samoa: Australia is just another game

Warrington Guardian: Parliament welcome and invite to all 14 competing nations

11:20am Friday 15th November 2013

TUI Samoa wants his USA team to look at their next match as “just another game” as the Tomahawks look to cause the biggest upset in Rugby League World Cup history when they take on the world’s most decorated nation, Australia, at The Glyndwr University Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, on Saturday (2.30pm).



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