Barba shines as Saints put down a play-off marker

St Helens put down a marker for the forthcoming Super League semi-final play-offs with a decisive 14-34 victory over their neighbours Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium today. The two teams will face each other again in a fortnight’s time at the Totally Wicked Stadium and St Helens will go into that match as strong favourites after this dominant…

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Broncos shock Red Devils to keep promotion hopes alive

London Broncos gave themselves a great boost today at the Trailfinders ground with a stunning 11-8 over Qualifiers pacemakers Salford Red Devils to put themselves firmly in line for a possible place in the Million Pound Game, possibly against the Toronto Wolfpack. It was the Broncos’ second victory in the Qualifiers, while the Red Devils, who were again without the…

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Red Devils hold off Wolfpack challenge

Salford Red Devils held off a strong second-half challenge from Toronto Wolfpack today, winning 26-16 after having held a 20-0 lead at half-time, to virtually assure themselves of Super League rugby next season, while the Wolfpack now look likely to be heading for the Million Pound Game. In the first half the Red Devils had looked far too strong for…

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Tigers too strong for Hull at KC Stadium

Castleford Tigers were too strong for Hull FC tonight at the KC Stadium, winning 8-28 after establishing a 0-18 lead at half-time. Hull FC came into this game desperate to atone in front of their own supporters for their disastrous 80-10 defeat by Warrington Wolves eight days earlier. They were competitive for the first 15 minutes but went behind when…

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Super Wigan too hot for Saints

Wigan made the short journey to St Helens and prevented their hosts from collecting the League Leaders’ Shield with a brilliant performance to secure a 10-30 victory. Wigan began the game without Sam Tomkins, who had to withdraw with a knee problem, which game an opportunity to Oliver Partington, who came onto the bench,with Morgan Escaré taking over at fullback.…

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Rhinos too strong for London Broncos

Leeds Rhinos survived a late rally from London Broncos to win 32-48 at the Trailfinders Stadium in Ealing on Sunday. And they did it with the help of three tries in 14 minutes from departing star Joel Moon, which saw the Rhinos lead 16-0 at that point. Although Kieran Dixon grabbed a try for the Broncos, Leeds scored two more…

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Robins off the mark in Toronto

Hull Kingston Rovers secured a vital win in Toronto against the Wolfpack today, beating the home side 22-28 in a game that was nip and tuck for much of the way. The Wolfpack went ahead early with a try to Nick Rawsthorne that was converted by Gareth O’Brien. But the Robins replied with two spectacular length of the field efforts…

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Toulouse overpower Halifax in France

Toulouse Olympique cruised to victory against Halifax in France today, winning 28-6 to get their Qualifiers campaign off the mark, while leaving Halifax without a victory in their opening two matches of the campaign. Olympique always looked comfortable, cruising to a 16-0 half-time lead through two tries by Italian international Chris Centrone and one from Paul Marcon. In the second…

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