Friday, January 30, 2015
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Scottish fightback thwarts French Four Nations hopes

Danny Brough Scotland

A sensational climax saw Scotland stay in contention for their first-ever European crown despite going down 38-22 to France at Galashiels. Steve McCormack’s men needed to avoid defeat by 17 points to end France’s hopes and trailed by the half time score of 38-6 with only 17 minutes to go. But, in a rousing finish, three tries and two Danny ... Read More »

Scots tame Ireland in Dublin

Scotland are within touching distance of their first ever European crown after beating Ireland 25-4 in Dublin this afternoon. Their victory means that anything better than an 18-point defeat to France in Galashiels on Friday night will see Steve McCormack’s side win the European Championship and a place in the 2016 Four Nations. The first half was best forgotten apart from ... Read More »

French too strong for Wales in European Championship

Wales gave a good impression of themselves in Albi today against a strong French side and the inexperienced Welsh will go away with a lot of credit and plenty of memorable moments, despite a 42-22 defeat which sees them unable to win the European Championship. Scotland are now in pole position to win the title after a 25-4 win over ... Read More »

Kiwis shock Aussies to take a grip on Four Nations

Shaun-Johnson

New Zealand shocked Australia in Brisbane today, cruising to a 30-12 victory at Suncorp Stadium in their opening game of this season’s Four Nations tournament in front of 47,813 spectators. Although the Australians took an early lead through a try from Beau Scott, converted by Cameraon Smith, the Kiwis pulled level after 17 minutes with a try by Kevin Proctor, ... Read More »

Late Burgess try seals Wigan’s Grand Final spot

Wigan winger Joe Burgess left it until the 79th minute to snatch a 16-12 victory for his side in a hard fought contest tonight at the DW Stadium against Warrington Wolves. That Wigan would struggle to suppress the challenge of the Wolves looked unlikely early in the game, as they applied relentless pressure on the Warrington defence. They went ahead ... Read More »

Saints go through to Old Trafford

St Helens proved too strong for Catalan Dragons tonight at Langtree Park, winning 30-12 to go through to the Grand Final at Old Trafford in nine days time. Saints could have taken a two-point lead early in the game, when they earned a penalty conceded by Greg Mounis on Mark Flanagan, but Mark Percival couldn’t kick the goal. The Dragons ... Read More »

Wolves beat Tigers to reach last four

Warrington Wolves proved too strong for Castleford Tigers tonight, winning 14-30 at the Mendahose Jungle to go through to the last four of the Super League playoffs. They confirmed their superiority on the night in the final 20 minutes, after Castleford had fought back to 10-12 with a Luke Dorn try that was converted by Marc Sneyd. They snatched the ... Read More »

Dragons shock Rhinos at Headingley

Catalan Dragons will now meet Huddersfield Giants on Friday night in the next round of the Super League playoffs, after they shocked their hosts Leeds Rhinos 20-24 in tonight’s elimination playoff in a Headingley thriller. And then snatched victory two minutes from time, when halfback Sam Williams, who will return to the NRL at the end of the season, pounced ... Read More »

Warrington recover to edge out Vikings

Warrington Wolves were 0-18 down, late in the first half, but in a thrilling encounter they rallied to emerge from this elimination play-off with a 22-19 victory against Widnes Vikings, with Joel Monaghan scoring three thrilling fine tries. The first 35 minutes were dominated by the Vikings, however, with Kevin Brown putting his stamp on the game, creating the first ... Read More »

Dragons end Tigers’ leadership dream

Catalan Dragons brought Castleford Tigers’ dreams of winning the League Leaders’ Shield to a cruel end in Perpignan on Saturday, subjecting the Tigers to a 28-6 defeat at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. The first 29 minutes of the game were evenly contested, with neither side finding it easy to break through in a game played in good conditions and fought ... Read More »