FIJI have progressed through to the World Cup semi-final with a convincing win over Ireland.
AUSTRALIA have claimed a comfortable 46-6 win over an inspiring Papua New Guinea side in Townsville tonight. Australia led 22-0 at half time.
FRANCE has opened their World Cup campaign with a hard fought 36-18 victory over Scotland in Canberra.
ENGLAND have claimed the first win of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, defeating a spirited Papua New Guinea 32-22 in Townsville.
THE Canberra Raiders have delivered an embarrassing blow to the Panthers finals hopes with a 74-12 drubbing at Canberra Stadium this afternoon.