Powell unimpressed with “sloppy” Castleford despite latest win

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell hit out at his side for another sloppy second-half showing after defeating Huddersfield. The Tigers established a 28-6 lead at the break, but conceded 22 second-half points, making the game much more uncomfortable than it initially seemed. It’s not the first time the Tigers have backed off after a strong start, and Powell insisted…

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Sunday round-up: Leeds edge out Wakefield, Halifax shock London and Workington stun the Bulls

Wakefield Trinity suffered a fifth straight defeat as they were edged out 28-26 by Leeds Rhinos. Trinity have now lost their last three games by a combined margin¬†of just eight points, and fell short to an inspired Kallum Watkins performance for the Rhinos. Meanwhile, Castleford held off a strong second-half performance to defeat the Huddersfield Giants. In the Championship, Toronto…

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Penrith compound Eels’ misery

Penrith Panthers finished off the fifth round of the NRL with an edgy 12-6 win over Parramatta Eels. The Panthers started brightly with an early James Maloney penalty but were reduced to 12 men for ten minutes when Trent Merrin committed a professional foul on Kaysa Pritchard. With the Eels’ Tim Mannah in the bin for exactly the same offence,…

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Keanan Brand leg break inflicts further misery on Widnes after Hull KR defeat

Widnes’ struggles reached new depths after going down 31-12 to Hull Kingston Rovers. The game was overshadowed as Widnes debutant Keanan Brand was stretchered off seven minutes into his professional debut, with reports later suggesting he had broken his leg. But Justin Carney’s two tries helped the Robins to a crucial win that moved them level on points with the…

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Stunning Wigan fightback secures memorable win over Catalans

Wigan launched an astonishing fightback to defeat Catalans 32-23. The Warriors were 21 points behind before storming to success as Dan Sarginson, Oliver Gildart, Joe Burgess, Liam Farrell, Sam Tomkins and Tony Clubb all scored. Catalans had gone into half-time 15-0 ahead following tries through Benjamin Jullien and David Mead, along with a seven point contribution from Tony Gigot’s kicking.…

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