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Match report: Melbourne Storm 28-20 Newcastle Knights

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In a nutshell Storm went joint top of the league with a solid win over the Knights, courtesy of a Cameron Smith try that killed off the spirited Knights. How it unfolded First half: Cameron Smith opens the scores with an early penalty; Knights hit back by taking advantage of a ricochet off the posts to take a 2-6 lead; ... Read More »

Match report: Hull FC 0-7 Widnes Vikings

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In a nutshell It was a low-scoring affair, but Widnes won for the first time at the KC Stadium thanks to a try and a goal from Patrick Ah Van, and a Tom Gilmore drop-goal. Errors and penalties were aplenty due to the poor conditions. How it unfolded First half: Nightmare start from Hull – Jordan Rankin knocks on returning ... Read More »

Match report: Wakefield Wildcats 16-24 St Helens

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In a nutshell Despite a spirited effort, Wakefield Wildcats failed to end St Helens’ unbeaten start to the season. Three tries in six minutes from the table-toppers was enough to overturn an early Wildcats lead. How it unfolded First half: Wakefield start the stronger side but both teams fail to register a point in first quarter; Saints draw first blood ... Read More »

Match report: Salford Red Devils 23-16 Castleford Tigers

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In a nutshell Rangi Chase was man of the match as Salford Red Devils ended Castleford Tigers’ unbeaten start to the season. How it unfolded First half: Red Devils open the scoring through Martin Gleeson, who gets his first try of the year; Greg Johnson then extends the lead after Salford dominate possession, Mullaney converts to make it 10-0; Cas ... Read More »

Match report: Hull KR 16-0 Bradford Bulls

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In a nutshell In an error-strewn encounter, Hull KR registered their first win of the 2014 Super League season thanks to three converted tries, all of which Travis Burns had a hand in. How it unfolded First half: After a cagey opening 10 minutes, Omari Caro gets the home side in front after taking a bomb in the corner, Burns ... Read More »

Titans win in Canberra

In a Nutshell Gold Coast Titans spent much of the second half defending, but Albert Kelly scord two tries in the closing stages of the game to secure a 12-24 victory against the Raiders in the capital city. How it unfolded The Titans opened the scoring on 15 minutes when hooker Beau Falloon caught the Raiders napping from dummy-half, with ... Read More »

Manly snatch late victory from Parramatta

In a Nutshell Parramatta showed a great improvement from their 50-point mauling by Sydney Roosters a week earlier but were unable to hold Manly out at the death, as the Sea Eagles won 22-18 How it unfolded Manly were without superstars Brett Stewart and Kieran Foran, but that didn’t stop them taking an early four-point lead with a Steve Matai ... Read More »

Match report: Catalan Dragons 30-14 Huddersfield Giants

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In a nutshell Catalan Dragons finally got their first win of 2014 at the sixth attempt, as they put in a fantastic performance to defeat Paul Anderson’s Huddersfield Giants. How it unfolded First half: The first period was all Catalan, as they stormed out of the blocks to lead 14-0 at the break. It could have been different though, had ... Read More »

Warriors beat Cowboys in thriller in Townsville

In a Nutshell New Zealand Warriors were the best team, but they had to hold on against a late North Queensland Cowboys charge to win 20-16 in Townville, How it unfolded The Warriors took the lead in the ninth minute with a try by wingman Glen Fisiiahi, following good play by halfbacks Shaun Johnson and Chad Townsend. Johnson couldn’t convert, ... Read More »

Dragons hold off Sharks for third straight win

In a Nutshell It was another desperately tight NRL encounter at Remondis Stadium, but the St George Illawarra Dragons managed to hold on to win by two points and retain their unbeatenn record after three rounds of the Premiership. How it Unfolded The Dragons scored an early try from Brett Morris, created by a brilliant cut-out ball from Gareth Widdop ... Read More »