Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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PNG win Commonwealth Championship

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Papua New Guinea has won the inaugural Commonwealth Rugby League Championship, defeating Australia 22-8 in the final of the Nines competition in Cumbernauld. The tournament is an exhibition sport for the Commonwealth Games, and is likely to have a similar status when the 2018 Commonwealth Games are held on the Gold Coast in Australia. Wales took the bronze medal, beating ... Read More »

Vikings back to winning ways against Broncos

Gen-12

Widnes Vikings got back to winning ways today at The Hive, with a 20-42 victory against bottom of the table London Broncos. The Broncos took an early lead when Josh Drinkwater landed a penalty almost from half way. But the Vikings replied when winger Patrick Ah Van touched down a kick over the defence, and Danny Tickle added the goal. ... Read More »

Australia to face PNG in Commonwealth Nines Championship Final

Gen-23

Australia will face Papua New Guinea later this afternoon in the final of the Commonwealth Championship being held in Cumbernauld this weekend. The Australians defeated Canada 20-0 in their semi-final, while Papua New Guinea won a very tight semi-final 12-6 against Wales. It means that Wales will take on Canada in a game to decide third place. Meanwhile England will ... Read More »

Wales to face PNG in Commonwealth Nines

Gen-21

Wales have qualified for the semi-finals of the Rugby League Commonwealth Nines Championship after wins over Scotland and Jamaica on Friday. In the first day of the tournament at Glasgow’s Broadwood Stadium, home of Clyde FC, Wales put on two excellent performances for their wins and a creditable performance in their defeat against favourites Australia. Finishing second in their group, Wales ... Read More »

Saints beat Wigan in thriller

GEN-16

St Helens held on for a thrilling 12-16 victory against Wigan at the DW Stadium tonight. Wigan took the lead after eight minutes when Sam Burgess scored in the left corner when he touched down a brilliantly judged kick from Sam Powell. Matty Smith couldn’t add the conversion. St Helens halfback Luke Walsh suffered what appeared to be a painful ... Read More »

Giants hold on to beat Robins

Huddersfield Giants secured their ninth win in ten games at the KC Lightstream Stadium tonight, holding on to beat Hull Kingston Rovers 22-26 in a thrilling match in front of 8,953 spectators. The game was finely balanced, 16-16 at half-time, but the Giants pulled away to a ten-point lead in the second half before the Robins rallied and closed the ... Read More »

Catalans beat Hull in Perpignan thriller

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Catalan Dragons held off a fast-finishing Hull FC at the Stade Gilbert Brutus in Perpignan this afternoon to win a thrilling Super League contest. Hull suffered a blow before the game when their hooker Danny Houghton had to withdraw after his wife gave birth, while they were also missing Liam Watts, who had lost his passport before travelling to France. ... Read More »

Giants too strong for improving Broncos

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Huddersfield Giants moved into fifth place in the Super League table with a 38-22 victory over London Broncos, who have now lost their first 17 games of the season while showing some improvement on their recent performances. The Giants, welcoming Leroy Cudjoe back into their side, took the lead after four minutes when Scott Grix scored after a Craig Kopczak ... Read More »

Robins spank Bulls at Odsal

Hull Kingston Rovers gained a strong 18-44 victory tonight against Bradford Bulls at Odsal, with a result that makes in unlikely that the Bulls will be able to avoid relegation. The  Robins took the lead when Travis Burns went over, selling a dummy, for a try that he converted himself. The Bulls hit back five minutes later when Elliot Kear ... Read More »

Wigan hammer Vikings

Wigan Warriors hammered Widnes Vikings 48-4 at the DW Stadium tonight, and they delighted their supporters by announcing at half-time that they have re-signed Joel Tomkins from Saracens RUFC. Wigan Chairman Ian Lenagan had apparently denied rumours at the weekend that Tomkins would be returning to the club when he spoke to League Express, but Tomkins was unveiled to the ... Read More »