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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Match Report: Catalan Dragons 42-20 Widnes Vikings

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In a nutshell On a scorching afternoon in Perpignan the Catalan Dragons were too strong for Widnes Vikings, scoring nine tries as they gave their best performance of the season. How it unfolded The Dragons scored two tries in the first ten minutes, through Ben Pomeroy and Elliott Whitehead, neither of which Thomas Bosc could convert. And they extended their ... Read More »

Match Report: Wests Tigers 16-4 NQ Cowboys

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In a nutshell The Tigers held on to win a tight game in Campbelltown, with former Wigan star Pat Richards scoring a try and two goals as they held off the Cowboys. How it unfolded The Cowboys took the lead on 28 minutes, when Luke Brooks dropped the ball trying to intercept a pass, and Johnathan Thurston picked up the ... Read More »

Match Report: Parramatta Eels 14-12 Sydney Roosters

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In a nutshell The Eels gained their revenge for a 50-point shellacking by the Roosters in the second round of this season’s NRL competition, holding on in a tense finish to register their third straight victory. How it unfolded In a game that was tit for tat all the way, the Eels took an early lead through a try to ... Read More »

Match Report: Canberra Raiders 12-26 Newcastle Knights

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In a nutshell Canberra again failed to win at home as the Knights pulled away in the second half to secure a comfortable victory. How it unfolded The first half saw the sides go into the sheds level at 12-all. The Raiders had opened the scoring with a try by Jarrod Croker, which he also converted, after eight minutes. But ... Read More »