Sharks too good for Warriors in Auckland

Cronulla Sharks consolidated their top-four position today in Auckland with a 26-12 victory over New Zealand Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium, effectively ending the Warriors’ play-off hopes. Sam Lisone came into the Warriors’ starting side at prop with Ben Matulino moving to the interchange. Tevita Satae dropped off the interchange with James Bell making his NRL debut. Jack Bird was…

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Panthers overcome Bulldogs at Pepper Stadium

Penrith Panthers consolidated their top-eight NRL challenge on Thursday night with a 16-8 victory over Canterbury Bulldogs at Pepper Stadium. Bryce Cartwright returned for the Panthers on the bench, while James Fisher-Harris started at loose forward, with Moses Leota dropping out, while Tim Browne also started with Reagan Campbell-Gillard dropping back to the bench. Brett Morris was a late scratching…

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Halifax seal 3rd place with memorable KR victory

Halifax sealed a place in the Qualifiers with a 28-6 victory over Championship table-toppers Hull KR. Halifax started strongly and went in front when Ben Johnston landed on a deflected Scott Murrell grubber but Kieron Moss levelled the game after the hosts failed to capitalise on their dominance. Three quickfire tries saw ‘Fax move into an 18-point lead at the…

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Sunday’s NRL Results

St George Illawarra Dragons 52 Manly Sea Eagles 22 Dragons: 18 Matt Dufty (d); 2 Nene Macdonald, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Tim Lafai, 5 Jason Nightingale; 6 Gareth Widdop (c), 7 Josh McCrone; 8 Leeson Ah Mau, 9 Cameron McInnes, 10 Paul Vaughan, 11 Tyson Frizell, 15 Jacob Host, 13 Jack de Belin. Subs: 12 Joel Thompson, 14 Tariq Sims, 17 Kurt Mann, 20 Russell Packer. Tries: Nightingale (8, 62), Lafai (15), Widdop (26), Aitken (33, 66), Host (37), Vaughan (59),  Dufty (79); Goals: Widdop 8…

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Late Minga try keeps Toulouse’s top four hopes alive

Kuni Minga scored a 79th minute winning try as Toulouse Olympique took the race for the top four to the final day with a dramatic 32-26 victory over Featherstone Rovers. Minga, Rhys Curran and Bastien Ader crossed to give the hosts a 10-point lead with Anthony Thackeray replying for Featherstone. Kyle Briggs reduced the deficit further with Mark Kheirallah touching…

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Tigers move 10 points clear after hard-fought Catalans victory

Jy Hitchcox recorded a brace as Castleford Tigers moved 10 points clear at the top of Super League with a 32-24 victory at Catalans Dragons. Castleford raced into the lead as Hitchcox opening the scoring before Zak Hardaker raced 90 metres to touch down another spectacular long-range effort. The Dragons response was swift however as Lucas Albert dived under the…

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