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Match report: Cronulla Sharks 12-18 Gold Coast Titans

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In a nutshell A 72nd minute try from full-back William Zillman was enough to give Gold Coast Titans a winning start to the 2014 NRL season. How it unfolded First half: Luke Douglas plays his 195th straight NRL game, now the record holder; not the start Gold Coast wanted – they knock on 10m short of Cronulla line; Titans’ Beau ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 36-31 Wigan Warriors

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In a nutshell Castleford Tigers scored a try in the dying seconds to defeat the reigning Super League champions and maintain their unbeaten record in 2014. A 79th minute Matty Smith drop-goal looked certain to end the game but after regathering the ball from the restart, Castleford got the ball out to Luke Dorn who crossed for the winning points. ... Read More »

Match report: London Broncos 16-44 Warrington Wolves

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In a nutshell London fought with great bravery and determination to lead at half-time against all odds but just lacked the depth and discipline of Warrington, and lost 16-44. The Broncos just might have proved they have enough quality to stay up. How it unfolded First half: Roy Asotasi charges over with less than five minutes on the clock, Ratchford ... Read More »

Match report: Wakefield Wildcats 56-14 Catalan Dragons

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In a nutshell A thoroughly dominant first-half performance, which featured five tries and six goals, helped Wakefield register their first points of the season in thrilling fashion, brushing aside Catalan Dragons 56-14. The French side, without 11 senior players, looked extremely poor in comparison and are now among the favourites for relegation. How it unfolded First half: Error-strewn opening exchanges; ... Read More »

Match report: Eels steal Tomkins’ thunder in NRL opener

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In a Nutshell Parramatta did Sam Tomkins no favours on his NRL debut, with Eels stars Semi Radradra and Vai Toutai both scoring hat-tricks as they eased to a 36-16 victory at Pirtek Stadium How it unfolded The Eels scored an early try from Fiji World Cup winger Radradra, and then Radradra set up a second for Jarryd Hayne, with ... Read More »

Match report: Widdop leads Dragons to victory

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In a Nutshell Gareth Widdop was the key man for St George Illawarra Dragons, as they defeated Wests Tigers 44-24 at ANZ Stadium in the opening round of the 2014 Premiership How it unfolded Widdop kicked eight goals and had a hand in four of the Dragons’ seven tries, as they overcame an 18-6 deficit after 20 minutes. The Tigers ... Read More »

Match report: Cowboys edge Raiders in Townsville thriller

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In a Nutshell Canberra Raiders caused plenty of problems for the North Queensland Cowboys, leading at half-time but ultimately it was Golden Boot winner Johnathan Thurston who guided the Cowboys to a 28-22 victory. How it unfolded The Raiders opened the scoring on nine minutes with a try by winger Edrick Lee, created by fullback Anthony Milford, with Jarrod Croker ... Read More »

Match report: Storm secure golden-point win against Manly

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In a Nutshell Manly established an early 20-0 lead in the first half, but Melbourne fought back heroically to lead 22-20, before grabbing an amazing 23-22 win in golden-point time from a Cameron Smith field goal. How it unfolded The Sea Eagles opened the scoring when Cheyse Blair touched down Daly Cherry-Evans’ kick to the corner, and Blair added a second ... Read More »

Match report: Panthers overcome injury-hit Knights

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In a Nutshell The Panthers were down 6-8 at half-time but scored four second-half tries to register a convincing win against a Knights side that suffered several injuries to key players. How it unfolded Darius Boyd and Kurt Gidley were both injured early for the Knights, and the problems of trying to cope with their loss proved too much to ... Read More »

Match report: Saints’ second-half blitz sinks Robins

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In a Nutshell St Helens and Hull KR were level at half-time, but four tries in a ten-minute spell in the second half meant that Saints eventually coasted to a convincing victory over an injury-hit Hull KR. How it unfolded St Helens gave a debut to their giant new signing Mose Masoe off the bench in tonight’s Langtree Park clash ... Read More »