Miners end losing run

Promotion-chasing Clock Face Miners avoided a sequence of three successive defeats in the Kingstone Press National Conference League’s Division Three with a 36-28 victory last night over Woolston Rovers. The action in the bottom tier continues this evening with a Wakefield `derby’ between Stanley Rangers and Eastmoor Dragons, while Ince Rose Bridge and York Acorn go head-to-head in Division One.…

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Hull derbies are like ‘mini-Origin’ fixtures, says Mark Minichiello ahead of Magic clash

Hull FC forward Mark Minichiello has described the experience of the Hull derby with cross-city rivals Hull KR as something not too dissimilar to State of Origin as the two sides prepare to lock horns again this weekend. FC and KR close out this year’s Magic Weekend on Sunday, when the Black and Whites will hope to continue their assault…

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Makinson making up for lost time after injury nightmares almost derailed his career

Tommy Makinson is fast establishing a reputation as one of the most exciting players to watch in Super League – but it could have quite easily been all so different. This year could bring with it untold success for the 26-year-old; and not just at club level. While his St Helens side are the standout team in Super League at…

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Aiton senses winds of change at Catalans ahead of “huge” Salford clash

2018 has been, for the most part at least, a year to forget for Catalans Dragons – but Paul Aiton can see light at the end of the tunnel. As the Dragons prepare for a potentially season-defining game at Magic Weekend on Sunday against eighth-placed Salford, the Papua New Guinean believes that in recent weeks, Les Dracs have begun to…

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Penrith win as Cleary returns

Penrith Panthers celebrated the return of Nathan Cleary with a 16-2 victory over Wests Tigers. Wests were on top early and were dominating field position and possession. But both sides exchanged early penalty goals. Penrith were well behind on the penalty count and Trent Merrin was sin-binned as a result. But with Merrin off the field, Cleary kicked in behind for…

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