Storm defeat Cowboys with golden-point field-goal

Melbourne Storm won a thriller today at AAMI Park when their young stand-off half Brodie Croft, playing only his second first-grade game, landed the winning field-goal in golden-point time to secure a 23-22 victory against North Queensland Cowboys. The game began with nine players were missing from the two sides because of State of Origin duty next week. Melbourne made…

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Brian Noble awarded MBE

Toronto Wolfpack Director of Football Brian Noble was awarded with the prestigious title of an MBE for his services to sport today, in the Queen’s Birthday honours list. Noble’s latest expedition with Canadian outfit Toronto Wolfpack compliments a highly respected coaching career, notably guiding Bradford Bulls to one of their most successful periods in the early 2000s, winning three Grand Finals, three…

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Giants secure third straight win

Huddersfield Giants boosted their top eight hopes with a 24-16 win over St Helens, their third straight win in the Super League. Leroy Cudjoe crashed over from close range to cap a period of sustained pressure off with an early lead. Huddersfield remained the better team throughout the half and doubled their lead through Martyn Ridyard but Luke Thompson halved…

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Salford dispose of Wakefield to enter Challenge Cup last four

Salford reached the Challenge Cup semi-final for the first time since 1998 after they cruised past Wakefield 30-6. A superb performance saw Ian Watson’s side ease past an under-strength Wakefield side, who have now suffered back-to-back defeats. Ryan Lannon got the ball rolling for the Red Devils before Ben Murdoch-Masila crashed under the posts following a typically barnstorming run. Niall…

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Geoff Toovey finally confirmed as Bradford Bulls head coach

Five months after Championship strugglers Bradford Bulls confirmed legendary NRL boss Geoff Toovey would be their new coach, the Australian has finally been granted a visa to begin the daunting task of hauling the Bulls out of relegation trouble. The Bulls have been in limbo for months waiting on a visa application for Toovey, repeatedly saying the delay was due…

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