Brown downs former club Widnes

Kevin Brown scored a hat-trick as Warrington Wolves edged out his former club Widnes Vikings 34-20 to reach the Challenge Cup quarter-finals Greg Burke went over to give the visitors a lead on 15 minutes but Warrington responded through Ryan Atkins and Brown, the latter after Rhys Hanbury had been sinbinned, to earn a 12-6 half time lead. Jay Chapelhow…

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Wigan book quarter-final spot

Wigan Warriors eased past Championship Swinton Lions 42-12 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Joel Tomkins Liam Farrell, Joe Burgess and Liam Marshall touched down as Wigan raced into an 18-0 lead at the break. Grant Gore went over shortly after the restart with Chris Atkin’s goal cutting the deficit further but it wasn’t to…

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Castleford ease into cup quarter-finals

Castleford Tigers thrashed St Helens 53-10 as the Super League table-toppers moved into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Michael Shenton and Jake Webster went over for the hosts early on before St Helens replied through Ryan Morgan. Zeb Taia thought he had cut the lead further but his try was ruled out by the television match official and the Tigers ran riot…

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Late McGuire try defeats the Catalans

Leeds Rhinos staged a second-half revival to defeat Catalans Dragons 24-30 today in Perpignan, coming back from being 22-12 down after 55 minutes. The Dragons suffered an early injury to Greg Bird, whose absence was ultimately crucial to the result. The Rhinos took an early lead when Liam Sutcliffe jumped to take Danny McGuire’s kick, converting his own try to give a…

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England gain comfortable win over Samoa

England have registered a convincing 30-10 victory over Samoa at Campbelltown Stadium today, taking a 14-0 lead and always looking in command to justify the decision to take the England squad for a mid-season Test match in Australia. They had a great start to the match, with a strong tackle by Elliott Whitehead forcing a Samoan error in the first set. A James…

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Tonga score late try to defeat Fiji

Tonga scored a late try to seal a thrilling 26-24 victory over Fiji in the second of today’s Pacific Test matches at Campbelltown Stadium. Manu Vatuvei and Leilani Latu both touched down to give Tonga a 10-0 lead before Fiji hit back with two tries of their own from Village Kikau and James Storer. Daniel Tupou responded for the Tongans before Ben Nakubuwai scored the final try…

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PNG defeat Cook Islands in Pacific Test

PNG fullback Stargroth Amean touched down twice as the Kumuls defeated an eager Cook Islands 30-22 today at Campbelltown Stadium. The Kumuls opened the scoring when Justin Olam produced a smart flick pass to Adex Wera who crossed for the game’s first try. Jono Ford could have equalised but spilled the ball when trying to score and the Kumuls moved…

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Red Devils triumph at Wigan

Salford Red Devils earned their first ever league victory at the DW Stadium, beating Wigan Warriors 16-31 on Friday night against an under strength Wigan side. The Red Devils took a 0-16 lead at half-time with tries by Kris Welham, Niall Evalds and Ben Murdoch-Masila, with two goals from Michael Dobson. And within five minutes of the second half the…

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