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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Kangaroos despatch Kiwis in Smith’s 50th Test

Australia gave a superbly clinical performance today at GIO Stadium in Canberra, defeating New Zealand 30-12 after being 24-0 ahead at half-time. In what was Australian captain Cameron Smith’s fiftieth game for his country, the result was never in doubt after Josh Dugan jumped to catch Johnathan Thurston’s kick over the defence to touch down on twelve minutes, with Thurston…

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