TWO other New Zealand rugby league sides are on course for appearances in World Cup finals in Australia.
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FIJI have progressed through to the World Cup semi-final with a convincing win over Ireland.
FRENCH rugby league is not dead and buried according to national coach John Monie, despite the sides disappointing last placed finish in the 2008 rugby league World Cup.
THE World Cup confirms Pacific potential for Rugby League...
A quick look at the teams for tonight's Semi-Final Qualifier match on the Gold Coast between the Ireland Wolfhounds and the Fiji Bati, for the right to play Australia in a Rugby League World Cup Semi Final.
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.
VERY similar to their Pacific Island counterparts Tonga, Toa Samoa today came out completely fired up and defeated a flat looking French side by 42-10.
NEW Zealand have turned around a sloppy start to overpower England 36-24 in front of 15,000 fans at EnergyAustralia Stadium in Newcastle tonight in a preview of next weekends likely semi-final between the same two teams.
THE Tongans most certainly saved their best for last in this World Cup tournament as they absolutely demolished a very tired and hot Scottish side this evening in a very humid Rockhampton, winning by an impressive 48-0.
A horrific injury toll has forced France to make wholesale changes to their team, ahead of their final World Cup match against Samoa at CUA Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
A quick look at the team line-ups for this weekend's four Rugby League World Cup games - Scotland v Tonga, England v New Zealand, France v Samoa, and Papua New Guinea v Australia
THE latest from the Blarney Army ahead of Ireland's match against Fiji on Monday at the Gold Coast, including mentions of seating details, Stuart Littler's old man popping out, and Oh Errol.
WIGAN Warriors aiming to break the 10,000 barrier as JJB Stadium season tickets continue to sell fast.