Rugby League Today: England win in Denver, debutants light up US, New Zealand national anthem
We have got all the latest news from Denver right here.
What’s on site
England put on an entertaining show to beat New Zealand 36-18 in emphatic fashion in the United States yesterday. Read our report here…
Sam Burgess said England’s Test against New Zealand in the United States was a success and is proud to have played a part in it.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott insists the Rhinos remain positive, despite his side sitting just one point above the bottom four.
Great Britain and Wales legend Roy Francis became the 136thentrant into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
The Belgian Rugby League Association has staged a successful level 1 coaching course in Brussels.
England Youth coach Danny Wilson has named five Wigan players in his 22-man squad to take on France in a two-match Test series next month.
Widnes star Krisnan Inu is delighted to be back in full training ahead of a potential return from injury today.
Huddersfield youngster Jake Wardle has signed a new two-year contract extension, keeping him at the Giants until the end of 2020.
What’s in the papers
Debutants Jake Connor and Tommy Makinson star as Kiwis are defeated in Denver, report the Mirror.
Jermaine McGillvary gets mistaken for clubmate – despite England heroics, report The Sun.
Elliott Whitehead and Jake Connor star as England win in Denver, report The Sun.
Wigan coach Shaun Wane proud but frustrated after loss at Castleford, report Wigan Today.
Semi-final sales show faith in Wolves progress says Karl Fitzpatrick, report Warrington Guardian.
Dream come true for Tommy Makinson, report St Helens Star.
War hero Simon Brown fulfilling his lifetime ambition in a Leeds Rhinos shirt, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
Denver Test massive in terms of expanding the game world wide says Adam Cuthbertson, report Yorkshire Evening Post.
All rugby league fans said the same thing about Kiwi national anthem, report Hull Daily Mail.
Hull KR’s Robbie Mulhern on course for ‘miraculous’ recovery from injury, report Hull Daily Mail.
What’s on social
A thrilling win for England.
?? New Zealand 18-36 England ???????
What are your three-word match reports? #rugbyleaguechallenge #denvertest pic.twitter.com/GCV0rBaRUz
— Love Rugby League (@loverugbyleague) June 23, 2018
Thoughts on THAT New Zealand national anthem last night…
I might go to the pub at half-time and belt out the New Zealand national anthem on karaoke. #denvertest
— Drew Darbyshire (@DarbyshireDrew) June 23, 2018
A solid attendance at the Mile High Stadium!
Attendance of 19,320, the largest crowd to ever witness a Rugby match – League or Union – in Colorado!
And no, we would not have fit in to the soccer stadium. That’s only 18,061.
Thank you to the EVERYONE who came out to the game today!#RugbyLeagueChallenge #DenverTest pic.twitter.com/lz6DKzL0qc
— Rugby League Football Int’l Challenge (@RLChallenge1) June 23, 2018
The England boys certainly enjoyed the win!
Great to have @russellcrowe with us after to celebrate the win ? pic.twitter.com/6pLtpihQwV
— England Rugby League (@England_RL) June 23, 2018
What’s on TV/Radio
LIVE: State of Origin Game II – New South Wales v Queensland – 10.00am, Sky Sports Action
Highlights: State of Origin: Game II – New South Wales v Queensland – 7.45pm, Sky Sports Action; 11pm, Sky Sports Arena
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