Catalans beat Leeds in Perpignan

Catalans Dragons secured a 33-20 victory over Leeds Rhinos this afternoon at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan, which moves them up to ten points and tenth position in the Super League table, just one point outside the top eight. The injury-hit Rhinos, coming into the game on the back of a Magic Weekend defeat to Castleford, are still on…

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Halifax edge Featherstone in nail-biting Summer Bash clash

Halifax fought off a second-half comeback to seal a 24-18 win over Featherstone Rovers and move to within one point of the top four. Rovers had led 18-14 after trailing 14-0 at half time however they couldn’t hold on as they fell to their fourth defeat from four Summer Bash visits. Scott Murrell claimed Ben Kaye’s grubber kick to touch…

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Panthers march on with victory over Dragons

Penrith Panthers moved level on points with St George Illawarra Dragons at the top of the NRL ladder after a convincing 28-2 victory today at Panthers Stadium. The stars of the show for the Panthers were NSW Origin hopefuls Nathan Cleary and James Maloney, who were a smart halfback combination throughout, while opposite number Ben Hunt, a Queensland hopeful, suffered…

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Roosters’ second-half blitz sinks Titans

Sydney Roosters beat Gold Coast Titans 34-14 today at the Central Coast Stadium with 28 unanswered second-half points after being behind 6-14 at half-time. They ran in four converted tries and Latrell Mitchell added two penalties in the second half to finish as convincing winners. For the Roosters backrower Ryan Matterson was a late withdrawal. Coach Trent Robinson moved Isaac…

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Tigers hammer “soft” Rhinos

Castleford Tigers were far too strong for Leeds Rhinos today in the final game of the first day of the Magic Weekend, winning 38-6 and continuing their impressive record against the Rhinos in the regular season. The Tigers took the lead in the twelfth minute through stand-in winger Jy Hitchcox, with Jamie Ellis adding a touchline conversion. On 20 minutes…

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Impressive Wigan earn convincing win over Warrington

Wigan were mightily impressive today in defeating Warrington Wolves 38-10 in the Magic Weekend at St James’ Park in Newcastle. The Warriors gave a ferociously competitive performance, particularly in defence in a crucial period in the first half, and they gradually squeezed the spirit out of the Wolves. And yet after Sam Tomkins had kicked an early penalty, it was…

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Saints overcome Vikings at Magic Weekend

St Helens proved to be too strong for a gallant Widnes Vikings side, earning a comfortable 38-18 victory although the Vikings contributed their part to an entertaining game in the sunshine. The Vikings started the game badly, when Stefan Marsh put the ball out on the full from the kick-off. But they struck the first blow, when Matt Whitley crossed…

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Toronto win opening game of Magic Weekend

Toronto Wolfpack bounced back from their Challenge Cup disappointment to defeat promotion rivals Toulouse Olympique 43-30 in the opening game of the Magic Weekend. In perfect sunny conditions at St James’ Park, the Wolfpack thought they had scored in just the second minute when Liam Kay went over in the corner but dropped the ball. But Kay was more successful…

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