ENGLAND have claimed the first win of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, defeating a spirited Papua New Guinea 32-22 in Townsville.
FRANCE has completed their preperation for tomorrow's match against Scotland with a team run on Canberra Stadium.
A list of all the players for all the countries - and where and when to see them in action throughout the Rugby League World Cup tournament.
A quick look at the team line-ups and broadcast times for this weekend's opening matches for the Rugby League World Cup Finals.
CAPTAIN Nathan Cayless, Lance Hohaia and Manu Vatuvei are back in the line-up for the official opening match of the 2008 Rugby League World Cup against Australia at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday night.
ST George Illawarra Dragons Five-eighth Jamie Soward has been selected in the Aboriginal Dreamtime team...
BRISBANE Broncos backs Karmichael Hunt and Darius Boyd have been called into Australia's World Cup squad following today's withdrawal of Manly Sea Eagles fullback Brett Stewart.
A groin injury has sidelined Matt Cooper, effectively ruling out the St George Illawarra Dragons centre from taking part in Australia's World Cup campaign.
AN update from the Blarney Army as the Irish team prepares for the World Cup in their Narrabeen camp.
WORLD Cup chatter from around the traps.