Saints far too strong for Tigers

St Helens gave a blistering performance tonight in defeating Castleford Tigers 12-42 at the Jungle. The Tigers welcomed Grant Millington back into their squad after he completed a two-game suspension, while Saints coach Justin Holbrook selected the same squad that had won at Huddersfield in Round 6. St Helens took a grip on the game early on, with a try…

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Giants hammer Robins 42-8

Huddersfield Giants were far too strong for a weakened Hull Kingston Rovers at the John Smith’s Stadium tonight, turning a 20-2 half-time score line into a 42-8 victory The injury-hit Giants had only been able to name 18 players before the game,while Shaun Lunt had been called up into the Hull KR squad for the first time this season and…

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Wigan issue agreed statement with Shaun Edwards

Wigan Warriors have issued a joint statement with Shaun Edwards, their prospective coach in 2020, following the recent doubts about whether he will take up the appointment, although the statement doesn’t clarify whether he will actually do so. The statement is as follows: Having had the opportunity to talk with Shaun Edwards following the weekend’s Wales Grand Slam success, Wigan…

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Pangai Jnr stars in Queensland derby

Tevita Pangai Jnr produced a strong first-half display to inspire Brisbane Broncos to a 29-10 victory over North Queensland, who were without Jason Taumalolo in the second half after the loose forward suffered a medial ligament injury. The Broncos started the stronger side and were rewarded when Pangai Jnr’s offload led to Corey Oates crossing in the left corner. On…

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Vunivalu hat-trick earns Storm win over the Raiders

Fijian winger Suliasi Vunivalu scored a hat-trick as Melbourne Storm defeated Canberra Raiders 22-10 at GIO Stadium. The first half belonged to Vunivalu with all three tries scored by the flying finisher. While the Raiders, featuring English foursome Josh Hodgson, Elliott Whitehead, John Bateman and Ryan Sutton, threatened a comeback through a double from their captain Jarrod Croker, Nelson Asofa-Solomona’s try…

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Sam Burgess double leads Souths to Dragons win

Sam Burgess scored a double as South Sydney produced an excellent second-half display to blow away St George Illawarra Dragons, 34-18. After Tariq Sims had failed to give the Dragons an early lead after a good break, Cameron Murray opened the scoring for Souths after a great break made by Damien Cook out of dummy half. The Dragons responded quickly…

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NCL aiming for full fixture completion on Saturday

Hopes are high, following drier weather over the last few days, that all of this Saturday’s 25 games in the Kingstone Press National Conference League will go ahead after waterlogged pitches wiped out over half of last Saturday’s programme.   Fixtures   Saturday 23 March 2019   PREMIER DIVISION Egremont Rangers v Leigh Miners Rangers Siddal v Hunslet Club Parkside…

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