Former Wigan star helps Warriors to opening day win

New Zealand Warriors are not known for starting the season strongly, but they discarded that reputation today with a convincing 32-20 victory that was played as part of an NRL double header at the new Perth Stadium in the West Australian capital. The Warriors gave an assured performance, with newly recruited former Wigan star Blake Green combining well with former…

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Toulouse too strong for Rochdale

Toulouse Olympique scored ten tries today at the State Ernest Argeles as they overwhelmed Rochdale Hornets 54-6 to move to the top of the Betfred Championship on points difference over London Broncos. Toulouse scored six first-half tries, leading 34-6 at the interval, and added four more in the second half to run out convincing winners. They scored tries by William Barthau…

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Toulouse run up 50 points against Sheffield Eagles

Sheffield Eagles suffered a nine-try beating today by Toulouse Olympique at the State Ernest Argelès in Blagnac, despite going six points ahead with a try from Cory Aston converted by Oscar Thomas after eight minutes. In a tight first half, Toulouse fought back with two unconverted tries by Paul Marcon and Mourad Kriouache, with the latter giving them the lead…

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Tigers hold on to edge out Vikings

Castleford Tigers held on nervously to register their first victory of the Betfred Super League season with a hard fought 13-12 verdict over an improving Widnes Vikings at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle today. In a game that was nip and tuck in the first half the Tigers went ahead just before the interval with a try in the corner by Greg…

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Saints smiling again in Perpignan

St Helens were too strong for the Catalans Dragons today in Perpignan, getting off to a flyer inside a minute with a try for Jonny Lomax created by a break by Ben Barba. The Dragons fought back strongly after their shock start, but they couldn’t ever get back on level terms, and Saints extended their lead just before the interval…

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Toulouse defeat Swinton in France

TOULOUSE scored five tries in the final 15 minutes to seal a 46-14 win and end Swinton’s hopes of opening-day Championship success in the South of France. Chris Hankinson kicked penalty goals either side of half-time to reduce the home lead to 20-14, but the visitors were unable to force a third try. And a 65th-minute score by Stan Robin…

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Bulls celebrate Odsal victory over Halifax

Bradford Bulls can feel confident about their 2018 season in League 1 after earning a convincing victory today over Halifax at Odsal, running out 22-6 winners with a display that will have given heart to their supporters and two tries from Elliot Minchella, one in each half. Halifax took an early lead with a try to prop forward Frazer Morris,…

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Bulldogs win Roy Powell Trophy

Batley Bulldogs have won the Roy Powell Trophy today, beating their Heavy Woollen neighbours Dewsbury Rams 16-28 at Tetley’s Stadium in an entertaining clash that saw the Bulldogs take the game with three tries in the final 20 minutes. Apart from that it was an evenly fought contest all the way through with Johnny Campbell opening the scoring for the…

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