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2003 Great Britain v Australia, 1st Test

Published in Thirteen in 2005 First Ashes Test 2003 Great Britain v Australia Wigan, November 8th 12th-Second Red Card costs GB You convince yourself all season that this is the year we’ll beat the Aussies, and twelve seconds into the … Continue reading

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1994 Great Britain v Australia, 1st Test

Published in Thirteen First Ashes Test 1994 Great Britain v Australia Wembley, November 2nd 1990 “Being selected for Great Britian was the highlight of my career and to beat the Australians with only 12 men was a fantastic achievement. “In … Continue reading

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1989 Great Britain v New Zealand, 2nd Test

Published in Thirteen, 2005 The second Test 1989 Great Britain v New Zealand Leeds, October 28th “We didn’t get the selection right in the first game. Unless you coach someone week in week out in club football you don’t always … Continue reading

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1985 Great Britain v New Zealand, 3rd Test

Published in Thirteen, 2005 The third Test 1985 Great Britain v New Zealand Leeds, November 9th 1985 Crooks the Saviour GREAT BRITAIN secured a last-minute draw – and subsequently a series draw – as substitute forward Lee Crooks kicked a … Continue reading

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Tony Smith (2)

Tony Smith spoke to Rugby League World on the day he was unveiled as the new coach of Great Britain (and England) in 2007. AFTER weeks of speculation, Tony Smith has emerged as the man who will attempt to succeed … Continue reading

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Terry Newton

Terry Newton was the first-ever cover star of Thirteen in 2005. He went on to cement his reputation as one of Super League’s toughest-ever characters, but was banned for testing positive to human growth hormones in early 2010 while a … Continue reading

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Steve Hampson

Steve Hampson, the former Wigan, Illawarra, Salford and Great Britain fullback contributed this to Rugby League World’s ‘Blast From The Past’ series in 2009. What are you up to now? I work in Health and Safety for a big construction … Continue reading

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Shaun Edwards OBE

In 2005 I spoke to the former Wigan, London and Great Britain captain, Shaun Edwards OBE, for Thirteen about his international career. He was part of three winning series against New Zealand and played in three winning Tests against Australia … Continue reading

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Sean O’Loughlin

I did this interview with Wigan captain, Sean O’Loughlin, in 2008 for the League Express series ‘My Life in Rugby League’. O’Loughlin is now one of the Wigan five-man leadership team and lifted the Super League trophy at Old Trafford … Continue reading

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Sean Long

Sean Long agreed to the following lengthy interview, which took place in his salubrious Orrell back garden, for Rugby League World. In it he exclusively revealed that he wouldn’t be making himself available for international selection again. After finally leaving … Continue reading

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