The game that kicks off the 2013 Rugby League world cup is between the two old rivals and the two most successful teams in the history of the tournament: Australia vs England live streaming in Group A. Australia have won the competition nine times and England (albeit in the guise of Great Britain at the time and therefore with the help of the odd Scottish and Welsh player) have won it three times.
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That said, the mighty Australia didn’t win the cup last time out, losing to New Zealand in the final 34-30 in 2008. And England/Great Britain haven’t won the tournament since 1972. But these two teams, along with New Zealand, are the major forces in the competition and the opening game of Australia vs England rugby live streaming will be a good test of who might go the distance.
Australia vs England Rugby League World Cup 2013
Australia vs England Rugby 2013 begins at 2:30pm on Saturday October 26th, at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Players to look out for there will be, in the Australian side, fullback Billy Slater – the Melbourne Storm and Australia superstar who was voted Australia’s greatest athlete in 2009 and 2010, and half-back Johnathan Thurston who now, without the legend Darren Lockyer as his half-back partner, will have a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Hooker Cameron Smith, also of Melbourne Storm, won the award of best player in the world in 2007.
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For England, Rangi Chase, who recently moved from Super League’s Castleford Tigers to Salford Red Devils, is a dazzling half-back whose box of tricks earned him the only ever Man of Steel award for a player whose club finished outside the play-offs. New Zealand born, he opted to play for England and will be at the heart of their creative drive. One piece of bad news for England is the announcement of Gareth Ellis, of Hull, that he will be retiring from international rugby just before the tournament starts, in order to commit more time to his club. The Australia vs England live stream will be in high quality so don’t miss it!