England cut Chase for semi-final

RUGBY LEAGUE: England have dropped half-back Rangi Chase for tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Wembley Stadium. Hooker Michael McIlorum has also been axed with Gareth Widdop and Carl Ablett added to the 19-man squad. Coach Steve McNamara said: “The squad is picked with not only the opposition in mind, but the best combinations for ourselves.”

England kick-off at 1pm, with the second semi-final between Australia and Fiji set to start at 3.30pm.