Cameron Smith (l) and Sean O'Loughlin will clash on Friday

Smith: Opening win is important

Australia captain Cameron Smith has stressed the importance of beating England in Friday's World Cup opener.

The 2017 Rugby League World Cup captains face the camera

Rugby League World Cup guide

We've got all you need to know ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, including fixtures, TV details, odds and confirmed squads.

Luke Gale scored two of England's 13 tries

England start with 13-try romp

England - 7/1 with Sky Bet to win the World Cup - thrash Combined Affiliated States 74-12 in their opening warm-up match in Perth.

Bodene Thompson has agreed to join Leigh

Thompson in 'surprise' Leigh move

Leigh have made another high-profile signing from the NRL, much to the surprise of owner Derek Beaumont.

Kylie Leuluai will take up a role with Warrington

Leuluai takes up Warrington role

Kylie Leuluai has ended a 10-year association with Leeds to become Warrington's head of rugby operations.

Racing Tips

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Monday's racing preview

Unwritten can show he is one to watch next term with victory at Pontefract, according to Anita Chambers who has a tip for every race.

Ben Linfoot: Daily Nap

Tim Easterby and David Allan have enjoyed fine seasons and Ben Linfoot's tipping the pair for more success at Pontefract on Monday.

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Betting Zone: Tipping record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed.

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Harry Kane celebrates

Premier League betting tips

David John expects goals when Tottenham play host to Liverpool on Super Sunday.