Cowboys triumph in all-Queensland NRL clash

North Queensland Cowboys got their season back on track with their first victory since the opening round last month, overcoming fellow Queenslanders Gold Coast Titans 26-14 at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville. Some pundits had been suggesting that Cowboys icon Johnathan Thurston might have been mistaken in playing on this season after a stellar career. But Thurston kicked three early penalties…

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Sam Burgess on report as Rabbitohs dominate Raiders

Sam Burgess gave a powerful performance as the South Sydney Rabbitohs proved to be far too strong for the Canberra Raiders today at the Central Coast Stadium, winning 42-22, although the English Test star could face another suspension for a high hit on Raiders’ halfback Aidan Sezer in the 59th minute of the game. Burgess had completed a two-week suspension…

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Wolves prove too strong for Robins

Warrington Wolves proved too strong today for Hull Kingston Rovers, scoring three late tries to secure a 40-20 victory over their Yorkshire rivals. In a game played effectively in four parts, Hull KR suffered an early blow when hooker Shaun Lunt was carried off the field with what looked like a knee injury after just two minutes. Four minutes later…

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Austin returns as Raiders secure comfortable victory over Eels

Canberra Raiders condemned the Parramatta Eels to their sixth straight defeat at the start of the season today, winning 18-2 in the Australian capital after being ahead 10-2 at half-time. Raiders fullback Jack Wighton returned after missing last week’s game following the birth of his second child, while Nick Cotric reverted to the wing in place of Michael Oldfield. Blake…

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Bulldogs inflict fifth straight defeat on Cowboys

Canterbury Bulldogs secured a surprisingly easy 10-27 victory today against North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium, scoring three converted tries, four successful penalty goals from kicker Moses Mbye and a first-half field-goal from Kieran Foran. It was the Bulldogs’ second victory of the season, while the Cowboys remain on two points, having only beaten the Sharks in a round-one game…

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Broncos end Warriors’ unbeaten record

Brisbane Broncos registered a vital third win of the season today with a 27-18 victory over the previously unbeaten New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium, bringing to an end the Warriors’ five-game winning streak. The took an early lead after five minutes in when Corey Oates sliced ominously through the Warriors’ defence for a try converted by Jamayne Isaako.…

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Warriors remain unbeaten with win over Cowboys

The New Zealand Warriors remain unbeaten after five matches, as their superb first-half performance was enough to enable them to comfortably survive a North Queensland Cowboys’ fightback, winning 22-12 today in Auckland in the second match of today’s double-header. With Shaun Johnson back in their side after he missed the previous week’s clash against the Roosters, his combination with Blake…

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