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England reject picked in NSW State of Origin side

Trent Hodkinson landing a winning field-goal for Canterbury Bulldogs

Canterbury Bulldogs scrum-half Trent Hodkinson, who was turned down for England’s World Cup side by Steve McNamara, has been named in New South Wales’ State of Origin side to face Queensland on May 28. The 25-year-old, who has an English father, is one of the NRL’s most in-form playmakers and has single-handedly guided the Bulldogs to several of their eight ... Read More »

Stats zone: Magic Weekend 2014 by numbers


We have teamed up with Opta Sports to bring you a collection of the most interesting and important statistics from the Magic Weekend that was. Everything from the number of quick play-the-balls to who missed the most tackles can be found here… London Broncos 22-24 Catalan Dragons Most tackles: Eloi Pelissier (Dragons), 45 Fewest tackles: Michael Oldfield (Dragons), 1 Most ... Read More »

Match report: Warrington Wolves 41-24 St Helens


In a nusthell In a somewhat anti-climactic conclusion to 2014′s Magic Weekend, Warrington dominated St Helens to avenge their defeat in the opening game of the season. How it unfolded 8′ – Gene Ormsby try; Chris Bridge missed goal (0/1): 4-0 9′ – Rhys Evans try; Chris Bridge missed goal (0/2): 8-0 21′ – Chris Hill try; Chris Bridge goal ... Read More »

Scoreboard: This week’s Rugby League results


Super League Magic Weekend 2014 (click for reports) London Broncos 22-24 Catalan Dragons Widnes Vikings 30-24 Salford Red Devils Hull Kingston Rovers 38-24 Hull FC Wigan Warriors 18-14 Leeds Rhinos Wakefield Wildcats 12-50 Castleford Tigers Huddersfield Giants 54-16 Bradford Bulls Warrington Wolves 41-24 St Helens Championship Barrow Raiders 30-42 Dewsbury Rams Batley Bulldogs 12-16 Sheffield Eagles Featherstone Rovers 32-20 Workington ... Read More »

Match report: Huddersfield Giants 54-16 Bradford Bulls


In a nusthell Huddersfield Giants cruised to their fifth consecutive victory over a gritty but under-strength Bradford Bulls side at Magic Weekend. How it unfolded 5′ – Danny Addy try; Jamie Foster goal (1/1): 0-6 14′ – Joe Wardle try; Danny Brough goal (1/1): 6-6 19′ – Jamie Foster try; Jamie Foster missed goal (1/2): 6-10 24′ – Danny Brough ... Read More »

Rugby League round-up: Today in the NRL

James Graham celebrates scoring for the Bulldogs.

Who played? Canberra Raiders hosted Penrith Panthers while James Graham’s Canterbury Bulldogs faced Sam Tomkins’ New Zealand Warriors. What were the scores? Both games were close – Penrith edged the Raiders 20-26, while the Bulldogs won by an even smaller margin, 16-12. Who were the scorers? Raiders 20 Tries: Reece Robinson (1, 25), Jarrod Croker (30), Anthony Milford (71) Goals: ... Read More »

Opinion: The best players in Super League this year

Superb Tigers winger Justin Carney missed out by the narrowest of margins.

Earlier this month, I picked a hypothetical England team based on stats and form. It got a great response from our readers and Twitter followers, who were all keen to get involved and select their own teams. I’ve decided to do it again, but this time it’s a Super League Dream XIII based on the 2014 season so far, using ... Read More »

Magic Weekend 2014: Who’s playing and when

Action from the Hull derby at Magic Weekend 2013. ©RLPhotos

Venue Etihad Stadium (formerly know as the City of Manchester stadium and home to Manchester City football club): Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF Saturday May 17 12.30pm London Broncos v Catalan Dragons Latest odds: Broncos 7/2; Draw 19/1; Dragons 1/7 2.45pm Widnes Vikings v Salford Red Devils Latest odds: Vikings 4/7; Draw 19/1; Devils 8/11 5.00pm Hull FC v ... Read More »

Ben Jones-Bishop to join Salford Red Devils

Ben Jones-Bishop taking on the side he is to join later this year. ©RLPhotos

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash has announced on Twitter that outgoing Leeds Rhinos winger Ben Jones-Bishop is set to join the Red Devils at the end of the season. Jones-Bishop, 25, is regarded as one of the finest wingers and full-backs in Super League but has struggled to cement his place in the Rhinos’ starting lineup in 2014 due to ... Read More »

Blake Green not ruling out NRL return


Wigan Warriors entered contract renewal talks with influential halfback Blake Green last week, but the Australian playmaker is yet to make a decision on his future. The 27-year-old is nearing the end of a two-year deal with the cherry and whites, in which he has made 39 appearances and scored 16 tries, winning the Harry Sunderland trophy in last year’s ... Read More »