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Match preview: Widnes Vikings v Bradford Bulls

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Widnes will be hoping to continue their excellent start to the season by keeping Bradford Bulls in negative points, as the two sides collide at the Select Security Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings will be heading into the game in high spirits, after managing to keep Hull FC scoreless last week, winning 7-0 at the KC Stadium. And Denis Betts ... Read More »

Match Report: Newcastle Knights 30 Cronulla Sharks 0

In a Nutshell Newcastle designated Sunday’s match as “#RiseforAlex” afternoon in honour of injured backrower Alex Mitchell who broke his neck in last Monday’s match against the Storm. And they rose to the occasion, with the Knights blowing Cronulla off the pitch. How it unfolded Coach Wayne Bennett was heavy with emotion when he noted after the success: “It was ... Read More »

Match Report: South Sydney Rabbitohs 18 Canberra Raiders 30

In a Nutshell The Raiders surged to a shock 22-0 half-time lead at ANZ Stadium and the Rabbitohs were unable to catch them in the second half. How it unfolded The Raiders earned their first win at the Homebush arena in four years, leaving the Rabbitohs with just one win in the opening four rounds of the Premiership. Canberra’s four tries ... Read More »

Match previews: Tomorrow in Championship One

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Gateshead Thunder v Gloucestershire All Golds Sunday 3.00pm at Gateshead International Stadium Gateshead Thunder are without Tom Lynch for their clash with Gloucestershire All Golds. Lynch was given a one-match ban for punching in a recent Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie against Swinton Lions. Joe Brown and Matt Barron will both make their 100th Gateshead appearance if selected for Sunday’s match ... Read More »

Match Report: Canterbury Bulldogs 40 Melbourne Storm 12

In a Nutshell The Bulldogs led 12-10 at half-time in a match played at Perth’s nib Stadium, but they ran away with the game in the second half to register a resounding victory against the previously undefeated Storm. How it unfolded Cameron Smith was a shock withdrawal for the Storm just before the game began. Smith suffered a back spasm ... Read More »

Championship preview: Whitehaven v Barrow Raiders

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Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Whitehaven coach Dave Woods is set to be without talented teenager Ben Milburn for the rest of the season after scans showed cruciate ligament damage. The news comes as another blow to Woods as he battles to secure Whitehaven’s second win of the Kingstone Press Championship season and move towards a place outside the ... Read More »

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Batley Bulldogs

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Sunday 2.30pm at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium North Wales Crusaders will make late checks on Andy Moulsdale, Jono Smith, Toby Adamson, Rob Massam and Jamie Dallimore, while Michael Platt and Gary Middlehurst are both expected to miss Sunday’s match against Batley Bulldogs. Crusaders coach Clive Griffiths said: “John Kear doesn’t suffer fools lightly. He’ll have his men fired up, and ... Read More »

Championship preview: Leigh Centurions v Rochdale Hornets

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Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Leigh Centurions forward Martin Aspinwall is battling a rib injury ahead of Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash with Rochdale Hornets. He is a major doubt for Sunday’s match along with Matty Sarsfield (tonsillitis). Centurions coach Paul Rowley said: “We need to improve across the board because Rochdale have done enough in all their games ... Read More »

Match Report: Parramatta Eels 32 Penrith Panthers 16

In a Nutshell In the Western Sydney derby, the Eels gave a commanding second-half display to down their fancied rivals to move to 2-2 for the season. How it unfolded Willie Tonga opened the scoring for Parramatta, racing 90 metres to score, but former Wakefield star Isaac John soon replied for the Panthers, although, in a seesaw first half, Nathan ... Read More »

Match Report: NZ Warriors 42 Wests Tigers 18

In a Nutshell Warriors star Glen Fisiiahi scored four tries and Sam Tomkins landed one try as the Warriors blew the Tigers off the park in Wellington How it unfolded The Tigers shot into an early 12-point lead with tries from Braith Anasta and James Tedesco, both converted by Pat Richards. By this time the Warriors had lost unlucky Jerome ... Read More »