Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Match Reports

Full-time report: St Helens 14-33 Wigan Warriors


In a nutshell St Helens’ unbeaten record was brought to an end in front of a sell-out crowd at Langtree Park, thanks to a polished all-round display from Wigan Warriors, who had just 14 fit players when the final whistle sounded. How it unfolded 1’ – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocks on with the game’s first carry, thanks to an Iain Thornley ... Read More »

First-half report: St Helens 14-20 Wigan Warriors


How it unfolded 1’ – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocks on with the game’s first carry, thanks to an Iain Thornley tackle. Wigan get the head and feed. 2’ – Wigan get consecutive sets thanks to a Lance Hohaia touch that brings the tackle count back to zero. Sean O’Loughlin forces his way over from dummy half. Matty Smith lands the conversion: ... Read More »

Match report: Manly Sea Eagles 26-21 North Queensland


In a nutshell Jamie Buhrer scored a 77th minute try to give the Sea Eagles a superb come-from-behind victory. How it unfolded 7’ – A succession of clever passes and a classy step from Steve Matai, sees the centre go over to open the scores. Jamie Lyon adds the extras: 6-0. 21’ – A gorgeous, flat cross-field kick from Johnathan ... Read More »

Match report: Newcastle Knights 6-32 Brisbane Broncos

Alex Glenn scores Brisbane's first try. ©Action

In a nutshell Brisbane outclassed Newcastle to take the two points in convincing style. How it unfolded 16’ – Alex Glenn opens Brisbane’s account after Jack Reed jumped highest to knock back a cross-field kick. Parker misses the conversion: 0-4. 22’ – The Broncos spread it to the right, Ben Barba sells the Knights defence a dummy, and over goes ... Read More »

Match report: South Sydney 14-15 Canterbury Bulldogs

Trent Hodkinson celebrates landing the winning field goal. ©Action

In a nutshell Trent Hodkinson landed his second decisive field-goal in as many weeks to earn the Bulldogs two points in front of over 40,000 spectators at the ANZ Stadium. Click any of the below thumbnails to launch an image gallery. How it unfolded 31’ – Adam Reynolds slots a penalty goal to open the scores: 2-0. 36’ – Sam ... Read More »

Match Report: Hull KR 21 Hull FC 20


In a nutshell Hull Kingston Rovers waited until the final minute of the game for Craig Hall to land a field-goal to finally kill off a strong challenge from Hull FC. How it unfolded In a game that saw several tries controversially disallowed, the Black and Whites took the lead after 12 minutes, when Jordan Rankin crossed for a try ... Read More »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 6-46 Leeds Rhinos


In a nutshell Bradford lost heavily to arch rivals Leeds. How it unfolded First half: Leeds were outstanding in the first half and raced to a 20-0 lead. However a late score from Lee Gaskell gave the Bulls a sniff. Second half: Ryan Hall continued Leeds’ momentum in the second period with a second try before he grabbed his hattrick ... Read More »

Match report: Melbourne Storm 28-24 St George-Illawarra


In a nutshell Three tries in the final 13 minutes saw the Storm overturn a 14-point deficit and deny the Dragons their first win in Melbourne for 15 years. How it unfolded First half: In the early exchanges, Storm conceded three penalties, missed five tackles, and had just 34 per cent of possession. Gareth Widdop helped break the deadlock in ... Read More »

Match Report: Manly Sea Eagles 24-4 Cronulla Sharks


In a nutshell The Sea Eagles built up a 20-0 half-time lead, and coasted to victory in the second half, while easily blunting the threat from Cronulla. How it unfolded The Sea Eagles took the lead in the first minutes, when a break by Jorge Taufua was supported by Steve Matai, who went over for a try converted by Jamie ... Read More »

Match Report: New Zealand Warriors 20-21 Canterbury Bulldogs


In a nutshell The Bulldogs came from behind to snatch a late victory with a Trent Hodkinson field-goal two minutes from time to nail victory at Eden Park in front of 22,160 spectators. How it unfolded The Warriors opened the scoring after ten minutes with a try by Sam Tomkins, converted by Shaun Johnson, and they would lead all the ... Read More »