Scotland made an impressive start to their European Championship campaign with a 42-18 win over an inexperienced Wales.
Brothers Callum and Brett Phillips were the toast of Scotland as the Bravehearts beat Wales on Friday.
Nigel Wood is hoping the formation of a 10-year plan will help prevent more players moving into other sports.
Scotland have been rewarded for their showing at the last World Cup by being granted qualification for 2017 tournament.
Danny Brough will buck the trend by putting country before club when the European Championship begins this weekend.
The United States Tomahawks gained an 18-12 win over a Samoa Residents team at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.
Nigel Wood has been confirmed as the new chairman of the Rugby League International Federation.
Italy rugby league have named former Australia international Trent Barrett as successor to head coach Carlo Napolitano.
Stephen Kearney beat off competition from Glen Morrison, David Kidwell and Richie Blackmore to retain Kiwi post.
Australia and New Zealand have been confirmed as co-hosts for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
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Sonny Bill Williams will return to rugby union in 2015 after signing a two-year contract with Waikato Chiefs.
Sam Burgess and Johnathan Thurston are among six players shortlisted for the 2013 Golden Boot.
Brian McClennan has ruled out the possibility of returning to coach New Zealand and replace Stephen Kearney.
RFL chief executive Nigel Wood is confident the sport will capitalise on the success of hosting the World Cup.
Centre Lelauloto Tagaloa has become the second USA Tomahawks' World Cup player to sign for a Championship club.
Billy Slater and Brett Morris both notched a brace of tries as Australia routed New Zealand 34-2 to win the World Cup.
Tim Sheens hailed the 'best performance' of his time in charge of Australia after the rout of New Zealand.
Updates from Saturday's World Cup final at Old Trafford
Gary Hetherington believes the Rugby League World Cup should be staged every three years and not four.
Johnathan Thurston has urged World Cup final organisers to protect players' health by making the in-goal areas safer.