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  1. Harry Smith talks through his brilliant kick as Wigan star proves his England credentials

    By David Craven Harry Smith says old-fashioned “messing about” helped lead to England’s brilliant highlight as he proved the doubters wrong again. With captain George Williams returning from a two-game ban, the under-rated Wigan scrum-half got the nod ahead of Hull KR livewire Mike
  2. England get promising glimpse of what's to come with demolition of lacklustre Tonga

    By Nigel Wiskar It's not difficult to miss Leeds Rhinos star Cameron Smith in a crowd - even if he is wearing camouflage trousers. As England’s women kicked off against Wales at Headingley, Smith was walking towards the turnstiles on St Michael’s Lane, his head down studying a piec
  3. England 14-4 Tonga: Matty Ashton scores brace as Shaun Wane's side secure series win

    By David Craven Warrington's Matty Ashton made the most of his big chance with two tries as England sealed a series win against Tonga. The pacey winger, 25, earned only his second Test appearance after starting in place of the injured Tommy Makinson at Huddersfield. But he quickly
  4. England duo Dom Young and Morgan Knowles ruled out for rest of Tonga series

    By David Craven England duo Dom Young and Morgan Knowles have both been ruled out for the remainder of the three-game series against Tonga. Newcastle Knights winger Young - the NRL’s top try-scorer - had to have an abscess drained last week and remains in hospital, meaning he will
  5. Wigan win sixth Super League crown with Grand Final victory over Catalans at Old Trafford

    By David Craven Liam Marshall capitalised on Catalans’ yellow card frenzy to crown Wigan champions again - and ruin Sam Tomkins’ hopes of a fairy tale finish. Prolific winger Marshall scored the decisive 52nd minute try when Dragons were down to 12 men to decide a tight and freneti