Slater double helps Melbourne beat Brisbane

Billy Slater scored a first-half double as Melbourne Storm beat Brisbane Broncos 34-20 in an entertaining affair. Brisbane started well when Jamayne Isaako took a high ball and offloaded to James Roberts who strolled in with his pace. Billy Slater got his team on the front foot when he kicked the ball after dropping it. He chased through and grounded…

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Who is Simon Woolford? TotalRL takes a look at the man tipped to become the next head coach of Huddersfield

It would be understandable if a few eyebrows were raised and a few google searches conducted when reports came out from Australia claiming Simon Woolford was set to be the next head coach of Huddersfield. With Neil Henry been largely linked with the post ever since Rick Stone departed, Woolford’s name came as quite the surprise to many. But who…

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Gelling strikes as St George finally defeated

Anthony Gelling scored his first career NRL try as New Zealand Warriors ended St George Illawarra Dragons’ unbeaten start with a 20-12 victory. The Warriors made the perfect start. The ball was shifted left to right, including a great tip on from Adam Blair, and Mason Lino beat his marker Gareth Widdop to scamper across the whitewash. Matt Dufty almost…

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Huddersfield ‘hard to predict’, says Holbrook ahead of St Helens’ meeting with Giants

Justin Holbrook has described Friday’s opponents Huddersfield as ‘hard to predict’ as the Super League leaders look to bounce straight back to winning ways tonight. Following defeat to Wakefield last Sunday, the Saints host the out-of-sorts Giants at the Totally Wicked Stadium looking to solidify their position at the top of the table. But Holbrook admits it will not be…

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In full: Brian McDermott’s in-depth transcript about how games are being refereed

After Leeds’ defeat to Hull on Thursday night, Rhinos coach Brian McDermott addressed the media in relation to how he believes Super League games are being refereed at different stages of the year. Here, in full, is what the Leeds boss said. McDermott: “I’ve got a little bit of a whinge going on. Too many possessions, whether someone is a…

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