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Catalans far too strong for London in Perpignan

Catalan Dragons coasted to an easy 46-4 victory over London Broncos this afternoon at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, after building up a 34-0 half-time lead. The Dragons scored eight tries, with Morgan Escaré picking up a first-half hat-trick while Daryl Millard touched down twice, and other tries were scored by Vincent Duport, Ben Pomeroy and Zeb Taia. Thomas Bosc added ... Read More »

Centurions celebrate Heritage Day win over Workington

Leigh Centurions enjoyed a Heritage Day celebration today at the Leigh Sports Village, when they defeated Workington Town 22-12 in front of 3,375 spectators, with the attendance giving support to those who would like to see regular Saturday afternoon football in the Championship. The Centurions launched their Players’ Heritage Numbers before the game, honouring the 1,392 players that have played ... Read More »

Vikings secure play-off place with Wigan victory

Widnes Vikings almost certainly secured themselves a place in the Super League play-offs tonight at the Select Security Stadium, defeating Wigan 24-10 in front of 6,223 supporters and effectively ending Wigan’s challenge for the League Leaders’ Shield. Wigan had selected a strong squad, including the returning Michael McIlorum, who had been out for two months with injury, and their coach ... Read More »

Airlie Birds sweep aside the Robins at the KC Stadium

Hull FC registered a surprisingly easy 28-0 victory over their neighbours Hull Kingston Rovers in front of 18,104 spectators tonight at the KC Stadium, almost certainly ending the Robins’ play-off hopes and making their own supporters wonder what might have been this season if they had been able to put more games like this together. And the Black and Whites ... Read More »

Saints have one hand on League Leaders’ Shield

St Helens took a giant step towards winning the League Leaders’ Shield tonight at Headingley, coming from 12-2 down to beat Leeds Rhinos 12-13, after the Rhinos had to play for 60 minutes with 12 men following the dismissal of centre Joel Moon for a shoulder charge to the head of his opposite number Mark Percival. Percival was carried off ... Read More »

I love playing with Smith, says Wakefield captain

Tim-Smith

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats captain Danny Kirmond admits it’s great to have Tim Smith back at the club – and has backed him to show Salford what they are missing when he takes to the field against them today. Smith is currently on loan at the Wildcats from Salford after a difficult spell at the Red Devils at the beginning of ... Read More »

Carney and Huby miss out for Castleford Tigers

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Castleford Tigers will be without both Justin Carney and Craig Huby for this weekend’s clash against Bradford, with both left out of Daryl Powell’s 19-man squad due to injury. Carney left Wembley on crutches after last weekend’s Challenge Cup final defeat to Leeds, and is likely to miss the remainder of the regular season due to injury. That means a ... Read More »

NRL referee apologises for blunder in Brisbane v St George

Ben Cummins

NRL referee Ben Cummins reportedly apologised on the field to Brisbane’s Matt Gillett – after bizarrely issuing him with a yellow card during the Broncos’ NRL victory against St George-Illawarra Dragons on Friday. The Broncos, who were leading by 20 points at the time after a stunning first-half performance, were left stunned when Gillett was sinbinned for a professional foul ... Read More »

Wilkin: Work-life balance essential for good mental health

Jon Wilkin

St Helens and England star Jon Wilkin believes that achieving balance in life is crucial to a Rugby League player’s mental health. Speaking ahead of his side’s top-of-the-table clash against Challenge Cup winners Leeds Rhinos at Headingley Stadium this evening (8.00pm) in a First Utility Super League round dedicated to State of Mind, Wilkin highlights that obsession can have negative ... Read More »

Leeds Rhinos winger toasted at Lance Todd ceremony

Ryan Hall Lance Todd

Ryan Hall joined an elite band of players to lift Rugby League’s most coveted man of the match award on Wednesday evening when he was presented with the Lance Todd Trophy. The Leeds Rhinos winger secured the award with an outstanding two-try display in his club’s 23-10 victory over Castleford Tigers at Wembley Stadium last Saturday and received the Lance ... Read More »