Rugby League star Hayne charged with sexual assault

Police said they launched the investigation after a woman alleged that she had been sexually assaulted by a man she met on social media on 30 September

England's unbeaten run comes to an end as Kiwis cruise to victory

England 0-34 New Zealand: The series belongs to England, courtesy of their close-fought wins in Hull and Liverpool, but this was a more familiar display from the Kiwis


Sinfield named Leeds Rhinos’ director of rugby

Rhinos great returns after McDermott was axed earlier in the week with Leds down in ninth

Leeds sack coach McDermott after club record winless run

The Rhinos were crowned league champions last October but have endured a chastening run in recent weeks, and a 46-8 loss to Wigan proved the final straw


Kato Ottio: Widnes Vikings centre dies aged 23

Widnes signed the Papua New Guinea centre from Australian NRL side Canberra Raiders in December


Fiji edge New Zealand to set up World Cup semi-final with Australia

New Zealand 2 Fiji 4: The Kiwis, finalists in the last three tournaments, looked a shadow of their former selves and Fiji took advantage to claim victory



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