Red Devils subdue strong Leigh challenge

Salford Red Devils earned their fifth successive Super League victory today, holding off a strong challenge from Leigh Centurions to win a hard-fought contest 12=6 at the AJ Bell Stadium. Gareth O’Brien, who earlier in the day had looked an unlikely participant as he was suffering from a sickness bug, opened the scoring after 15 minutes with a penalty, but…

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Rhinos secure convincing win over Hull FC

Leeds Rhinos demonstrated that they will be title contenders this season with a comprehensive 24-52 defeat of Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium in front of 15,487 spectators. The Rhinos imposed themselves early in the game, with skipper Danny McGuire scoring after six minutes and Liam Sutcliffe adding the goal. Steve Michaels then touched down Albert Kelly’s kick to the…

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Tigers repel Trinity challenge

Castleford Tigers gained a comfortable victory today at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle, defeating neighbours Wakefield Trinity 42-24 in front of 10,349 spectators. The Tigers effectively had the game won at half-time, when they led 36-12 after scoring six tries, all of them converted by skipper Luke Gale. But Wakefield had opened the scoring after just three minutes with a try from…

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Wigan defeat 12-man Saints to extend derby success

Referee Ben Thaler showed the red card to Kyle Amor after only twelve minutes of a thrilling Good Friday derby, but St Helens fought back from the setback before eventually going down 29-18 to Wigan at the DW Stadium. Amor was dismissed for a high tackle on Wigan winger Liam Marshall, although the big screen suggested afterwards that the tackle…

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Roosters too strong for Knights in Newcastle

Sydney Roosters gave an impressive defensive performance today to restrict Newcastle Knights to just one try as they registered a 6-24 victory at the Knights’ McDonald Jones Stadium in fron of 21,412 spectators. The Roosters kept the Knights scoreless in the first half, while scoring twelve points themselves through tries by Joseph Manu and Michael Gordon, with Gordon converting both.…

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Bulldogs beat Rabbitohs in Good Friday NRL derby

Canterbury Bulldogs were 9-8 down at the interval, but they pulled away in the second half to secure a convincing 24-9 win over South Sydney Rabbitohs to open the NRL’s Easter programme at ANZ Stadium in front of 35,984 spectators. Stand-off Josh Reynolds was the star of the show for the Bulldogs, as he consistently exposed weakness in the Rabbitohs’…

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Wakefield Stadium Trust responds to Council undertakings

Wakefield & District Community Stadium Trust has responded to the leader of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council leader Peter Box’s statement in Wednesday’s Council meeting about forging a new partnership between the Council, the Trust and the developer Yorkcourt with the aim of developing a new stadium in the Newmarket area north of the city. Councillor Box made it clear that he…

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