Rugby League – Australia v Great Britain

Great Britain are in to 15/8 with for the Gillette Tri-Nations series after beating New Zealand last Saturday night. The Lions fought back from 12-2 down to secure their first win of the series with a 22-12 success at the Galpharm Stadium. The Aussies are already through to the final but just one win from their last two matches will be enough to ensure that Great Britain face them in the Elland Road showdown. The two teams meet at the JJB stadium on Saturday night.

Game Lines:

Handicap With Tie: Australia (-4.0) @ 10/11, GB (+4.0) @ 10/11, Tie 16/1.

Result: Australia 4/7, GB 11/8, Tie 18/1.

bet365 Tri-Nations Series prices … Australia 2/5, GB 15/8, New Zealand 18/1.

Sa Nov 13 – 18.00 BST (SS1)

England will be looking for a confidence boosting win against Canada, ahead of some major tests against Tri-Nations champions South Africa and World Cup runners-up Australia later this month. England, even allowing for a much-changed team in new coach Andy Robinson’s first match at the helm, should steamroller a Canadian side crushed 51-6 by Italy.

Bet365 will live Handicap and Total Points betting In-Play, on both the above games.

Hackney Empire, London, Nov 12 – Acts including Madonna, Robbie Williams, the Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson were honoured by a star-studded audience in the UK ’s first Hall of Fame ceremony.

The public chose one act to represent each decade since the Fifties as part of a new Channel 4 show.

British singer Cliff Richard and The Shadows won the award for the 1950s, the Rolling Stones the 1960s, Queen the 1970s, Michael Jackson the 1980s and Robbie Williams the 1990s.


Madonna asserts her ‘Britishness’ at Hall of Fame

The UK Hall of Fame inducted honorary members at last night’s ceremony: Madonna, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, U2 and the Beatles.

All these acts were honoured at London’s Hackney Empire and will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Sunday.

For Madonna, it seemed to be a matter of asserting the honorary ‘Britishness’ she’s acquired since moving to England. “If somebody had said when I was a little girl in the mid West that I would be inducted into the UK music Hall of Fame I’d have said ‘bollocks to that’. It’s great to be famous but that doesn’t mean you have something to say.”

Madonna added: “I think I’m in very good company. I’m honoured to be part of that group.”

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