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Wigan stroll past Broncos at The Hive

Wigan were far too strong for London Broncos this afternoon at The Hive, running out 6-58 winners in a game that was little more than a training run for them. Winger Josh Charnley scored a hat-trick, taking his tally for the season to four tries. Matty Bowen, John Bateman, Anthony Gelling, Scott Taylor, Gil Dudson and Joe Burgess (2) also ... Read More »

Red Devils too hot for Giants

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Two debutants with widely differing degrees of experience made a crucial contribution to Salford Red Devils’ emphatic 10-36 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the John Smith’s Stadium today. The Red Devils’ Kiwi Test fullback Kevin Locke settled in immediately to his new role, scoring a try and kicking six goals from as many attempts, while also shoring up the last ... Read More »

Warrington hold on to beat Hull 18-24

Warrington withstood a late rally and a hat-trick of tries from 17-year-old winger Callum Lancaster to edge to a thrilling 18-24 victory over Hull FC at the KC Stadium tonight. Hull took an early lead with a penalty from Jordan Abdul. And Abdul then combined with his fellow youngster Callum Lancaster, when he kicked over the Warrington defence for the ... Read More »

Wakefield beat Leeds 16-14 in thrilling finish

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats scored a dramatic win over Leeds Rhino with a late try by loanee Richard Owen to continue their climb away from the foot of the table, with new coach James Webster now going four matches unbeaten since taking over from Richard Agar. On a generally wet evening, Wakefield took the lead in the 16th minute when Danny ... Read More »

Clark hat-trick seals Tigers’ victory at Widnes

Castleford Tigers hooker Daryl Clark scored three sparkling tries to help the Tigers to a 20-40 victory over Widnes Tigers at the Select Security Stadium. The Tigers got off to a blistering start, with three tries in the first ten minutes to Luke Dorn, Oliver Holmes and Clark, with Marc Sneyd converting all three. The Vikings got onto the scoreboard ... Read More »

Rookie of the Year relieved to be back on the field

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This is an expanded version of an article, originally written by Pete Stephenson, that first appeared in this week’s Rugby League Express Tom Lineham admits he was terrified when he made his return to Super League action in Perpignan against the Catalan Dragons a week last Saturday, but the winger insists he’s now ready to put his injury nightmares behind ... Read More »

Diskin: Fresh impetus might just be what Bulls need

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Bradford Bulls captain Matt Diskin, who was a player-coach for one match against Hull Kingston Rovers before the appointment of James Lowes, has come out in support of Lowes’ appointment last week as the new Bulls coach. “I think he is a good appointment. We have a young, ambitious coach who has the club in his heart. He will look ... Read More »

Hicks: Respect for referees is increasing

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Respect for referees is growing among Super League players, according to referee Robert Hicks, despite the recent incident that saw Leeds Rhinos fullback Zak Hardaker suspended for five matches for homophobic abuse. Hicks, who first refereed in Super League in 2010, believes that Hardaker’s outburst, which the player denied was aimed at a referee, was in any case an aberration. ... Read More »

Keating: Robins’ half-back partnership crucial to play-off hopes

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Hull Kingston Rovers half-back Kris Keating believes his partnership with stand-off Travis Burns will play a key role if the Robins, who now lie three points outside the top eight, are to make this season’s play-offs. Hull KR take on St Helens at the KC Lightstream Stadium this Sunday, and they will be looking to deflate the Super League leaders. ... Read More »

Tigers scouring the market, says Daryl Powell

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Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell admits he is looking elsewhere for potential halfbacks, after it was announced star half Marc Sneyd has joined Hull FC for 2015 and beyond. The Tigers, who are being linked with a move for Bradford’s Luke Gale for the 2015 season, are assessing their options after Salford accepted a bid of around £100,000 for the ... Read More »