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Match report: North Queensland Cowboys 28-2 Newcastle Knights

Brent Tate crosses in the 22nd minute to make it 10-2 to North Queensland. ©Action

In a nutshell North Queensland ended their three-game losing streak by putting in a commanding performance, restricting Newcastle to a solitary score and romping home by 26 points. How it unfolded 7′ – Tyrone Roberts lands a penalty goal to put Newcastle in the lead. 19′ – Matthew Wright scores on his debut, snaring a well-placed Robert Lui kick and ... Read More »

Shaun Wane favourite to take New Zealand job


Wigan boss Shaun Wane is highly fancied to take the helm at NRL side New Zealand Warriors, after they parted company with coach Matt Elliott today in the wake of a 37-6 loss to Cronulla Sharks. The Warriors currently sit 13th in the NRL with three losses from five games. Andrew McFadden has been appointed acting head coach until the ... Read More »

Noble taking legal advice on Salford removal


Brian Noble has confirmed he is planning to take legal advice after being removed from his position of head coach of Salford Red Devils last week. The former Great Britain coach, 53, told the BBC: “We all have to take legal advice in these situations and, with that in mind, it’s difficult to talk about it. “I think this team ... Read More »

Poll: Was Danny Brough’s field-goal attempt successful?

Our first Hot Topic features a key incident from Sunday's game. ©RLPhotos

Today’s Challenge Cup clash between Huddersfield and St Helens at the John Smith’s stadium ended in controversial fashion when a Danny Brough field-goal attempt was ruled out by referee Phil Bentham. Both Brough and opposing half-back Luke Walsh thought the ball had gone over the posts. What did you think? Vote using the below poll and the results will be ... Read More »

Match skill level with effort, asks Agar

Richard Agar. ©RLphotos

Wakefield Wildcats coach Richard Agar has asked his players to match their skill level with the effort they put in after watching them get on the wrong end of a 60-6 thrashing against Leeds Rhinos today. “The first 20 minutes they had a couple of chances but we thought we were competing well enough,” said Agar. “We talked about the ... Read More »

Sandercock: Bounce of ball probably decided it

Craig Sandercock. ©RLPhotos

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock claims his side’s Challenge Cup loss to Warrington earlier today was probably decided by the ‘bounce of the ball’. The Rovers lost 24-28 after throwing away a decent lead they built early on. “It was a very close game and the bounce of the ball probably decided it,” said Sandercock. “The players worked really hard ... Read More »

Scoreboard: Challenge Cup round four results


Challenge Cup round four (click the red links for reports) Huddersfield Giants 16-17 St Helens Wakefield Wildcats 6-60 Leeds Rhinos Rochdale Hornets 22-28 Leigh Centurions Batley Bulldogs 10-48 Castleford Tigers Doncaster RLFC 68-18 Hemel Stags Keighley Cougars 54-28 Barrow Raiders Featherstone Rovers 66-0 North Wales Crusaders Hull Kingston Rovers 24-28 Warrington Wolves Bradford Bulls 60-6 Oldham RLFC Hunslet Hawks 27-10 ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: The fifth round draw in full


All ties to be played on the weekend of April 27th Wigan Warriors V Hunslet Hawks Leigh Centurions V Featherstone Rovers Leeds Rhinos V St Helens Warrington Wolves V Doncaster RLFC Salford Red Devils V Widnes Vikings Bradford Bulls V Catalan Dragons Swinton Lions V Keighley Cougars Castleford Tigers V Sheffield Eagles Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe ... Read More »

Match report: Huddersfield Giants 16-17 St Helens


In a nutshell A last-minute field-goal from Luke Walsh saw St Helens overturn an eight-point deficit to defeat Huddersfield Giants at home. Danny Brough insisted he had scored a field-goal just seconds before, but the referee ruled it out. In a post-match interview, Luke Walsh said he thought Brough’s effort was successful. Brough said: “100 per cent it went over. ... Read More »

Match report: Wakefield Wildcats 6-60 Leeds Rhinos


In a nutshell Leeds Rhinos outclassed Wakefield with 11 superb tries to cruise through to the next round of the Challenge Cup. How it unfolded 18’ – Rob Burrow opens the scoring after Leeds pile on the pressure. Sinfield converts: 0-6. 21’ – Sinfield unleashes a peach of a pass to put in Carl Ablett and extend the Rhinos’ lead. ... Read More »