Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Richards stars as Tigers hammer Titans

In a Nutshell Former Wigan star Pat Richards scored two tries and kicked seven goals to help Wests Tigers to a resounding 42-12 victory over Gold Coast Titans How it unfolded Temperatures in South Queensland were close to 40 degrees, but the weather seemed to exhaust the home side far more than the Tigers. Richards scored the first try of ... Read More »

Mathers scores 4 as Wildcats hit half century

In a Nutshell Wakefield fullback Richie Mathers scored four tries as the Wildcats proved far too strong for London Broncos, winning 22-50 at The Hive. How it Unfolded Mathers scored his first two tries in the opening ten minutes, and from that point it was always an uphill struggle for the Broncos, who were 6-30 down at half-time. Wakefield added ... Read More »

Wests Tigers refute relocation story

The NRL’s Wests Tigers have denied the suggestion in an article Saturday’s Sydney Daily Telegraph that the club will be relocated to Perth. Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer said; “The Wests Tigers will not be relocating to Perth, or anywhere else for that matter. Our club is working with the NRL and club shareholders to ensure that our members, corporate ... Read More »

Thornley hat-trick as Wigan quell Robins’ challenge

In a Nutshell Hull KR enjoyed a 14-20 half-time lead, but Wigan upped their game in the second half to score 20 unanswered points to win 34-20. How it unfolded Wigan took an eight-point lead within the first ten minutes, with tries by Iain Thornley and Matty Bowen, who ran 90 metres when taking a high ball 10 metres from ... Read More »

Match report: Brisbane Broncos 16-12 North Queensland Cowboys

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In a nutshell A late Andrew McCullough try consigns North Queensland to defeat, as the Brisbane Broncos get a precious win to back up their victory in Round One. How it unfolded First half: Matt Gillett manages to dance away from some North Queensland defenders to dart his way over, crashing in under the sticks. Corey Parker converts, and the ... Read More »

Match report: South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-14 Manly Sea Eagles

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In a nutshell A late penalty from Jamie Lyon secured a dramatic victory over South Sydney, earning them their first victory of the 2014 NRL season. How it unfolded First half: The Sea Eagles took the lead early on, as Cheyse Blair scrambled over in the corner to nudge Manly in front, with Jamie Lyon missing the kick. A Lyon ... Read More »

Cronulla & Flanagan accept NRL penalty

Cronulla Sharks and Shane Flanagan have accepted the penalties imposed on them by the NRL in relation to the administration of their club. The Sharks have been fined $1 million, of which $400,000 is suspended subject to the club satisfying governance changes and compliance with the NRL rules. Flanagan’s registration has been suspended for 12 months or until he satisfies ... Read More »

Challenge Cup Preview

  Rugby League fans have five ties to choose from over Friday and Saturday, starting with Wigan St Pats hosting Leigh Centurions, though the game will be played at the Leigh Sports Village. The game kicks off on Friday evening at 7.30pm with four ties following on Saturday afternoon. Keighley will entertain Wath Brow at Cougar Park, the third round ... Read More »

Super League TV audience reaches new high

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Last Friday’s Sky Sports broadcast of the Super League clash between Huddersfield and Leeds registered a new high for TV viewing figures on Sky for the 2014 season. The game registered a peak viewing figure of 368,400 viewers, which beat the equivalent figure for the opening game of the season, when Wigan and Huddersfield drew a peak audience of 353,100 ... Read More »

Match report: Vikings maintain unbeaten record

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In a Nutshell The Vikings dominated the final 20 minutes to establish their dominance over the Red Devils and maintain their unbeaten record. How it Unfolded Widnes Vikings pulled level at the top of the Super League table with another impressive performance to defeat Salford Red Devils 32-18 in a home thriller tonight. And in a seesawing encounter it was three ... Read More »