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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

Westerman taking on his former club Castleford.

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 »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 18-66 Huddersfield Giants

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In a nutshell Huddersfield Giants got their campaign back on track with a dominant performance over West Yorkshire rivals Bradford, who struggled to contain the Giants’ powerful and pacey backs. How it unfolded First half: In blustery conditions, Bradford fumble the kick-off and let the Giants in immediately, Scott Grix crossing to make it 4-0; the home side hit back ... Read More »

Match report: Newcastle Knights 20-26 Canberra Raiders

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In a Nutshell Canberra Raiders gained their first win of the season, 26-20, over the Newcastle Knights in a thrilling game, aided by two tries by Jarrod Croker. How it unfolded First half: Jarrod Croker opens the scoring by pouncing on a sublime grubber from Jack Wighton in the 6th minute, Raiders lead 6-0; Knights hit back 10 minutes later ... Read More »

Richards stars as Tigers hammer Titans

In a Nutshell Former Wigan star Pat Richards scored two tries and kicked seven goals to help Wests Tigers to a resounding 42-12 victory over Gold Coast Titans How it unfolded Temperatures in South Queensland were close to 40 degrees, but the weather seemed to exhaust the home side far more than the Tigers. Richards scored the first try of ... Read More »

Mathers scores 4 as Wildcats hit half century

In a Nutshell Wakefield fullback Richie Mathers scored four tries as the Wildcats proved far too strong for London Broncos, winning 22-50 at The Hive. How it Unfolded Mathers scored his first two tries in the opening ten minutes, and from that point it was always an uphill struggle for the Broncos, who were 6-30 down at half-time. Wakefield added ... Read More »

Match report: Sydney Roosters 56-4 Paramatta Eels

Minichiello on Italy duty at last year's World Cup. ©RLPhotos

In a nutshell The Sydney Roosters picked up their first win of 2014, as they thumped last years wooden spooners, the Paramatta Eels. How it unfolded First half: Anthony Minichiello opened the scoring, as he combined with Mitchell Pearce for the first try of the evening. Former Hull FC man Sam Moa then doubled the Roosters’ lead, as they charged ... Read More »

Match report: Melbourne Storm 18-17 Penrith Panthers

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In a nutshell Melbourne claimed their second narrow victory in as many weeks, as Cooper Cronk’s field goal proved the difference to ensure the Storm picked up another win. How it unfolded First half: Melbourne piled the pressure on early, with several repeat sets finally paying off as Kevin Proctor crashed over, before Mahe Fonua scored the Storm’s second try ... Read More »

Match report: St Helens 40-22 Catalan Dragons

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In a nutshell How it unfolded First half: The Saints dominated the majority of the first, and tries from Josh Jones and Tommy Makinson quickly out them 12-0 up. Makinson grabbed another soon after, before Jordan Turner scored a fourth for the Saints. The Dragons rallied though, and Garcia and Pellisier tries made it 24-12 at the break. Second half: ... Read More »

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