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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 »

Panthers grab late win to overcome Bulldogs

In a Nutshell Penrith Panthers grabbed a late converted try to snatch an 18-16 victory against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Centrebet Stadium. How it unfolded The Bulldogs had looked to be in the driving seat until Kevin Naiqama scored a superb try in the corner from a cutout pass by Jamie Soward, with Matt Moylan adding a touchline conversion to ... Read More »

Match Report: Leeds Rhinos 54-6 London Broncos

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In a nutshell The Rhinos made it five wins from six by crushing an outclassed London Broncos. How it unfolded First half: There were six tries in the first half, three of which came from Ryan Hall. The other scores came from Brad Singleton, Mitch Achurch and Ben Jones-Bishop. Zak Hardaker nailed five conversions out of six to make it ... Read More »

Roosters beat Broncos in thriller

In a Nutshell Sydney Roosters somehow pulled a victory from the jaws of defeat when they scored two tries in the final five minutes to snatch a 26-30 verdict at Suncorp Stadium How it unfolded In a game played at great pace throughout, the Broncos took an early lead through their outstanding halfback Ben Hunt, who dummied from near the ... Read More »

Match report: South Sydney 16-25 Wests Tigers

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In a nutshell A fiery tempered game saw the Wests Tigers record their second win in succession, as James Tedesco’s glowing reputation continued to grow for Mick Potter’s men. How it unfolded First half: Despite the result, it was the Bunnies who started stronger, and they led after just three minutes. Ben Lowe went over and Adam Reynolds converted to ... Read More »

Wigan edge Wolves in wet conditions

In a Nutshell The conditions played a key role in disrupting the handling of both sides, but Wigan made fewer errors than Warrington and held on to win 12-4 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. How it Unfolded Wigan took an early six-point lead when a superb break by Joe Burgess was supported by Liam Farrell, who touched down for a ... Read More »

Match report: Canterbury 42-4 Cronulla

In a Nutshell: Canterbury score seven tries to record their highest-ever win over Cronulla. How it unfolded: The Sharks went into the contest without two key forwards in Paul Gallen (ankle injury) and Andrew Fifita (suspended) leaving the Bulldogs as firm favourites. It didn’t take them long to open the scoring with Frank Pritchard scoring in the corner after Trent ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 19-16 Hull FC

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In a nutshell In a tight, tense and exciting encounter, Castleford edged Hull FC thanks to a late try and drop-goal. How it unfolded First half: Hull get the perfect start, with Fetuli Talanoa scoring on his side’s first possession thanks to a lovely quick pass from Kirk Yeaman, Crooks converts to make it 6-0; the home side respond with ... Read More »