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Match Report: St George Illawarra Dragons 6-26 South Sydney


In a Nutshell South Sydney dominated territory and possession and they were helped by a penalty count in their favour. How it unfolded The Rabbitohs took the lead with a penalty by Adam Reynolds for stealing the ball after ten minutes. And they extended their lead late in the first half with converted tries by Luke burgess. and Jason Clark to ... Read More »

Match Report: Penrith Panthers 12-6 Canberra Raiders


In a Nutshell The Panthers kept up their good form with a close win against the Raiders, who were unable to convert late pressure into points. How it unfolded The Panthers opened the scoring after 15 minutes when Jamal Idris and Dean Whare created a try for debutant winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Matt Moylan couldn’t convert, and they added to their lead ... Read More »

Match Report: Cronulla Sharks 37-6 New Zealand Warriors


In a Nutshell Sharks winger Nathan Stapleton scored four tries as the Sharks defeated a disappointing Warriors side to gain their first win of the NRL season. How it unfolded Although Stapleton scored 16 points, the stars of the show were the Sharks’ halfbacks Todd Carney and Jeff Robson, who led their side brilliantly around the field, despite the continuing ... Read More »

Match Report: Dewsbury Rams 6-58 Wigan Warriors


In a Nutshell Joe Burgess scored four tries as Wigan overcame a strong challenge from Dewsbury with eight tries in the second half. How it unfolded Dewsbury Rams gave a spirited performance in the first half to restrict their visitors to a 12-0 lead through two tries from winger Joe Burgess. And when Dale Morton scored a try converted by ... Read More »

Match report: Catalan Dragons 40-24 London Broncos


In a nutshell Catalan’s resurgence continued as they saw off a dogged London in the South of France. How it unfolded First half: The Dragons led 16-6 at the break, as scores from Leon Pryce, Louis Anderson and Thomas Bosc put them in control. A Denny Solomona try was London’s only response. Second half: Three quick tries put the game ... Read More »

Match report: Brisbane Broncos 18-25 Parramatta Eels

Chrissy Sandow (middle) had a superb game. ©Action

In a nutshell Parramatta Eels produced a superb all-round display to defeat the Broncos on their home turf. A late flurry of points meant the scoreboard didn’t quite reflect the result, but the Eels certainly deserved the two points. How it unfolded 15’ – Jarryd Hayne saves both a 40/20 and a forced drop-out with a fantastic run. It’s clear ... Read More »

Match report: Canterbury Bulldogs 9-8 Sydney Roosters


In a nutshell A Josh Reynolds field-goal in the 70th minute saw Canterbury Bulldogs edge reigning NRL Premiers Sydney Roosters in a thrilling encounter. How it unfolded 5’ – Roosters hooker Jake Friend (pictured tackling James Graham above) has a try ruled out by the video referee. 11’ – After three consecutive sets thanks to penalties and errors, Chase Stanley ... Read More »

Match Report: Hull FC 36-37 Salford Red Devils


In a nutshell Salford Red Devils defeated Hull FC with a Rangi Chase field-goal in golden-point time at the KC Stadium in a thrilling fourth-round Tetley’s Challenge Cup-tie: FT 36-37. How it unfolded In a game played at a furious pace, the Red Devils led 16-18 at half-time, but it seemed to be slipping away from them when Hull led ... Read More »

Match report: Gold Coast Titans 13-12 North Queensland Cowboys

Brent Tate set up Johnathan Thurston's try. ©Action

In a nutshell In a scrappy encounter, Gold Coast Titans did just enough to see off their Queensland rivals and secure two valuable points. As it happened 9′ – Cowboys strike first through Golden Boot holder Johnathan Thurston, who crosses after Brent Tate bats back a kick. The Australian half-back then converts: 6-0. 16′ – Titans have a try ruled ... Read More »

Match report: Hull KR 44-6 Wakefield Wildcats

What a difference a year makes. TotalRL columnist Ben Cockayne in Wakefield colours last year. This season he's a Hull KR player. ©RLPhotos

In a nutshell Hull KR totally outclassed Wakefield with a clinical and efficient performance in which they scored eight tries. How it unfolded 4′ – Home side hit form almost instantly, an Adam Walker offload sending over Neville Costigan. Travis Burns adds the extras: 6-0. 14′ – Rovers looking clinical and score again thanks to quick hands down the left ... Read More »