Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Match report: Leeds Rhinos 38-4 Widnes Vikings

Kallum Watkins

In a nutshell How it unfolded First half: The Rhinos took control of the contest with tries in the first period courtesy of one of their returning stars. A brace of tries from Ben Jones-Bishop out the Rhinos firmly in control at the break. Second half: A score from Kallum Watkins quickly extended the Leeds lead early in the second ... Read More »

Match report: Salford Red Devils 12-28 Warrington Wolves

Warrington got back to winning ways.

In a nutshell How it unfolded First half: An early try from Chris Bridge set the Wolves on their way, before Micky Higham grabbed another to put the visitors 10-0 up. Salford were visibly struggling, and a third try came soon after, courtesy of Gene Ormsby. However the Red Devils gave themselves a sniff before the break, as a debut ... Read More »

Match report: Brisbane Broncos 16-12 North Queensland Cowboys

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In a nutshell A late Andrew McCullough try consigns North Queensland to defeat, as the Brisbane Broncos get a precious win to back up their victory in Round One. How it unfolded First half: Matt Gillett manages to dance away from some North Queensland defenders to dart his way over, crashing in under the sticks. Corey Parker converts, and the ... Read More »

Match report: South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-14 Manly Sea Eagles

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In a nutshell A late penalty from Jamie Lyon secured a dramatic victory over South Sydney, earning them their first victory of the 2014 NRL season. How it unfolded First half: The Sea Eagles took the lead early on, as Cheyse Blair scrambled over in the corner to nudge Manly in front, with Jamie Lyon missing the kick. A Lyon ... Read More »

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

Danny Washbrook is tackled by Kevin Larroyer in 2013. ©RLPhotos

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

Eels-V-Warriors

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 »