Cronulla beat the Dogs

Cronulla Sharks ran out 22-16 victors over Canterbury Bulldogs. The Bulldogs started the game well when Josh Morris broke a Jesse Ramien tackle to stride over. But their lead didn’t last long. The returning Josh Dugan fed Edrick Lee in the left corner and Towsend’s conversion gave the Sharks the lead. Matt Moylan and Valentine Holmes combined to extended Cronulla’s…

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St George remain top with Raiders win

St George Illawarra Dragons kept their pace up at the top of the NRL table with a 25-18 victory over Canberra Raiders at the Glen Willow Oval. After falling behind to a Nick Cotric try, the Dragons responded through Jack de Belin. But Joey Leilua responded for the away side to nudge them ahead once again. Two Gareth Widdop penalties…

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Tigers hammer “soft” Rhinos

Castleford Tigers were far too strong for Leeds Rhinos today in the final game of the first day of the Magic Weekend, winning 38-6 and continuing their impressive record against the Rhinos in the regular season. The Tigers took the lead in the twelfth minute through stand-in winger Jy Hitchcox, with Jamie Ellis adding a touchline conversion. On 20 minutes…

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Impressive Wigan earn convincing win over Warrington

Wigan were mightily impressive today in defeating Warrington Wolves 38-10 in the Magic Weekend at St James’ Park in Newcastle. The Warriors gave a ferociously competitive performance, particularly in defence in a crucial period in the first half, and they gradually squeezed the spirit out of the Wolves. And yet after Sam Tomkins had kicked an early penalty, it was…

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Saints overcome Vikings at Magic Weekend

St Helens proved to be too strong for a gallant Widnes Vikings side, earning a comfortable 38-18 victory although the Vikings contributed their part to an entertaining game in the sunshine. The Vikings started the game badly, when Stefan Marsh put the ball out on the full from the kick-off. But they struck the first blow, when Matt Whitley crossed…

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Toronto win opening game of Magic Weekend

Toronto Wolfpack bounced back from their Challenge Cup disappointment to defeat promotion rivals Toulouse Olympique 43-30 in the opening game of the Magic Weekend. In perfect sunny conditions at St James’ Park, the Wolfpack thought they had scored in just the second minute when Liam Kay went over in the corner but dropped the ball. But Kay was more successful…

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Rabbitohs snatch thrilling win in Townsville

South Sydney Rabbitohs clinched a 19-20 victory with a last-minute penalty today at 1300SMILES Stadium against North Queensland Cowboys in a thriller in Townsville. The Rabbitohs took an early lead when George Burgess broke through the Cowboys’ defence to touch down, with Adam Reynolds adding the goal, before adding a penalty for a Jake Granville ball strip on eleven minutes…

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