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Scott Dureau applauds Magic Weekend concept

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Catalan Dragons half-back Scott Dureau believes the upcoming Magic Weekend is something that the English game should be applauded for – admitting he is a huge fan of the unique concept. Dureau – who is still sidelined with an arm injury – described the concept as “fantastic”, and admits there is no other sport that could replicate the Magic Weekend ... Read More »

Magic Weekend perfect tonic for struggling Bradford Bulls

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Bradford Bulls captain Matt Diskin is certain that the upcoming Magic Weekend will provide a great opportunity for the club to face a different kind of challenge, as their woes at the bottom of the table continue. After back-to-back wins, the Bulls slumped to a 50-0 defeat to high-flying St Helens last weekend. Last year the Bulls were beaten heavily ... Read More »

Match report: Widnes 18-24 Wakefield

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In a nutshell Wakefield opened up an eight-point gap on the relegation zone with a late, late try to beat Widnes. How it unfolded First half: The game was locked up at 12-12 at the break as both sides cancelled each other out in some style. Second half: Declan Hulme put Widnes in front before Harry Siejka levelled things up ... Read More »

Match report: Hull FC 16-44 Wigan Warriors

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In a nutshell Wigan inflicted yet another home defeat on Hull FC with a heavy win. How it unfolded First half: Wigan raced into a 20-6 lead at HT courtesy of scores from Dan Sarginson, Anthony Gelling and Jack Hughes, with Hull’s score coming from Gareth Ellis. Second half: Joe Burgess extended Wigan’s lead before Jamie Shaul pulled one back. ... Read More »

Keighley Cougars coach issued with two-month stadium ban

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An RFL Operational Rule Tribunal has imposed a two-month suspension on Keighley Cougars player-coach Paul March for verbally abusing match officials. Under the terms of the suspension, March is prohibited from entering any stadium in which Keighley Cougars are playing until July 8, 2014. The sanction was handed down after March was found guilty of improper conduct and breaching the ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils can make play-offs, says Gleeson

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Salford Red Devils centre Martin Gleeson insists his side can make the play-offs, despite a stuttering first-half of the season which has brought much controversy. The Red Devils sit 11th on the Super League ladder after the first chunk of the season, and have already replace head coach Brian Noble with Iestyn Harris, as Marwan Koukash continues to chase success ... Read More »

Joe Grima hopeful London Broncos can survive

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New London Broncos head coach Joe Grima believes the club are more than capable of beating the drop in the Super League, as he gets ready to take charge of the club for the first time against Huddersfield this weekend. 11 straight defeats at the beginning of the season led to the departure of Tony Rea earlier this week, but ... Read More »

Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Catalan Dragons

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An out-of-sorts Warrington side will be looking to avoid another shock defeat tonight, as they take on a resurgent Catalan Dragons live in front of the Sky cameras. After coming up short against relegation-threatened Bradford last time out, they will desperate to start heading up the table by beating the French outfit at the Halliwell Jones Stadium The big news ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull FC v Wigan Warriors

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Hull FC will be looking to get back on track after their shock defeat to Wakefield tonight, as they take on Wigan Warriors at the KC Stadium. It has been a busy week for the Black and Whites, with boss Lee Radford admitting his recruitment plans are being hindered by the side’s stuttering form so far in 2014, and Radford ... Read More »

Errors cost us dear against Rhinos, says Daryl Powell

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Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell insists the errors his side made during their 14-22 defeat to Leeds Rhinos cost them dear. The Tigers were actually leading 14-12 at the break, but a disastrous second-half saw them fail to post any points and slip to consecutive defeats for the first time in 2014. “We made too many errors in the ... Read More »