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

Breaking It Down: Murt Khan’s tip

Pro punter and National Hunt expert Murt Khan heads to Kempton for today's best bet.

Ben Linfoot: Daily Nap

Ben Linfoot's Sunday nap runs on the jumps card at Kempton and it's trained by multiple champion trainer Paul Nicholls.

San Benedeto

Sunday's racing preview

Ashley Iveson provides race-by-race selections for Sunday's action, with San Benedeto fancied to go well at Kempton.

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Football Tips

Harry Kane celebrates

Premier League betting tips

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

Graeme Storm

Betting Zone: Tipping record

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

Our best bets

Check out all of our available betting tips and previews of the forthcoming sporting action.