Toulouse run up 50 points against Sheffield Eagles

Sheffield Eagles suffered a nine-try beating today by Toulouse Olympique at the State Ernest Argelès in Blagnac, despite going six points ahead with a try from Cory Aston converted by Oscar Thomas after eight minutes. In a tight first half, Toulouse fought back with two unconverted tries by Paul Marcon and Mourad Kriouache, with the latter giving them the lead…

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Tigers hold on to edge out Vikings

Castleford Tigers held on nervously to register their first victory of the Betfred Super League season with a hard fought 13-12 verdict over an improving Widnes Vikings at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle today. In a game that was nip and tuck in the first half the Tigers went ahead just before the interval with a try in the corner by Greg…

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Saints smiling again in Perpignan

St Helens were too strong for the Catalans Dragons today in Perpignan, getting off to a flyer inside a minute with a try for Jonny Lomax created by a break by Ben Barba. The Dragons fought back strongly after their shock start, but they couldn’t ever get back on level terms, and Saints extended their lead just before the interval…

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Toulouse defeat Swinton in France

TOULOUSE scored five tries in the final 15 minutes to seal a 46-14 win and end Swinton’s hopes of opening-day Championship success in the South of France. Chris Hankinson kicked penalty goals either side of half-time to reduce the home lead to 20-14, but the visitors were unable to force a third try. And a 65th-minute score by Stan Robin…

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Eagles sign Lo and Aston on loan

Sheffield Eagles have announced the capture of Garry Lo and Cory Aston on loan from Castleford Tigers. Both join from the Betfred Super League side on an initial one-month deal with an option to extend. Lo made several strong performances for Papua New Guinea at the recent Rugby League World Cup but he will start the 2018 season back at…

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Clare desperate to force his way into contention at Castleford

By Josh McAllister James Clare admits it’s a ‘real special feeling’ to re-sign for the club where he made his Super League debut back in 2012. The utility back played his first three-years of professional rugby league with the Tigers, making 38 appearances and quickly establishing himself as a fan’s favourite with 24 tries. In 2015 Clare joined the Bradford…

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Bulls celebrate Odsal victory over Halifax

Bradford Bulls can feel confident about their 2018 season in League 1 after earning a convincing victory today over Halifax at Odsal, running out 22-6 winners with a display that will have given heart to their supporters and two tries from Elliot Minchella, one in each half. Halifax took an early lead with a try to prop forward Frazer Morris,…

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Rovers tame the Tigers at the Jungle

A determined Featherstone Rovers laid down a marker for the new season with a convincing 16-32 victory on their visit to the Jungle today to face their traditional rivals Castleford Tigers. The Tigers, playing their first match since their Grand Final defeat at Old Trafford, put out an inexperienced side with several young players and some new signings. But they…

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