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Match report: Cowboys edge Raiders in Townsville thriller


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

Melbourne star Jesse Bromwich runs the ball in. ©ActionPhotographics

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


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


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 »

Match report: Shaul double helps Hull to victory over Bulls


In a Nutshell Hull FC built up a commanding 32-10 half-time lead, but the Bulls stemmed the tide in the second half for a final scoreline of 44-16 How it unfolded Bradford Bulls gave debuts to loan players Ryan Sutcliffe from Leeds and Greg Burke from Wigan, but they were unable to make much impression on Hull, even though they ... Read More »

Match report: Giants and Rhinos can’t be split


In a Nutshell An entertaining battle between two well-matched sides, although the Giants had four tries disallowed by the video referees. How it unfolded Leeds Rhinos came to the John Smith’s Stadium with a 100% record, but were unable to defeat an enthusiastic Giants side that was giving a debut to winger Jodie Broughton, with the teams ending level on ... Read More »

Match report: Broncos hold on to beat Bulldogs 18-12


In a Nutshell Brisbane Broncos took a 14-point lead in the first half, but then had to hold on for dear life before emerging with a six-point victory. How it unfolded Brisbane Broncos started their NRL season with an exciting 12-18 win over Canterbury Bulldogs in Sydney, with Ben Barba returning victorious to his former home ground. Barba played a ... Read More »

Match report: Vikings maintain unbeaten record


In a Nutshell The Vikings dominated the final 20 minutes to establish their dominance over the Red Devils and maintain their unbeaten record. How it Unfolded Widnes Vikings pulled level at the top of the Super League table with another impressive performance to defeat Salford Red Devils 32-18 in a home thriller tonight. And in a seesawing encounter it was three ... Read More »

Inglis hat-trick as Souths win NRL season opener

Greg Inglis scores against the Roosters © ActionPhotographics

South Sydney won the opening game of the NRL season tonight at ANZ Stadium, when they overcame World Club Champions Sydney Roosters 28-8. The highlight of the game was a superb hat-trick of tries by the Rabbitohs’ World Cup star Greg Inglis (pictured). The Rabbitohs emerged well on top, despite going down to an early Roosters’ try by Michael Jennings, ... Read More »

Match report: Warrington Wolves 18-16 Hull FC

Super League XVIII Warrington v Hull FC

In a nutshell Both sides gave as good as they got but Warrington made home advantage count and edged a thriller How it unfolded First half Hull FC almost score with their very first set, but a Ryan Atkins tackle saves the day; after Ben Westwood sets the foundation, Ratchford latches onto a Myler grubber to open the scoring in ... Read More »