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Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings

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It’s another local derby following on from St Helens v Wigan, as Warrington and Widnes lock horns in what will surely be a tasty clash. Warrington Wolves are without prop Paul Wood and versatile forward Simon Grix, who were injured in last Friday’s home defeat by Hull KR. Gareth O’Brien and Ben Evans are brought in by coach Tony Smith. ... Read More »

Match preview: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Castleford Tigers

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Wakefield coach Richard Agar calls the fit again Dean Collis (quad), Reece Lyne (toe) and Daniel Smith (head) into his squad for the West Yorkshire derby. They replace Luke Briscoe, Lucas Walshaw and the injured Ali Lauiti’iti. Castleford head coach Daryl Powell makes two changes as the Tigers attempt to maintain their impressive start to the season. Backs Richard Owen ... Read More »

First-half report: St Helens 14-20 Wigan Warriors

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How it unfolded 1’ – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocks on with the game’s first carry, thanks to an Iain Thornley tackle. Wigan get the head and feed. 2’ – Wigan get consecutive sets thanks to a Lance Hohaia touch that brings the tackle count back to zero. Sean O’Loughlin forces his way over from dummy half. Matty Smith lands the conversion: ... Read More »

Match report: Manly Sea Eagles 26-21 North Queensland

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In a nutshell Jamie Buhrer scored a 77th minute try to give the Sea Eagles a superb come-from-behind victory. How it unfolded 7’ – A succession of clever passes and a classy step from Steve Matai, sees the centre go over to open the scores. Jamie Lyon adds the extras: 6-0. 21’ – A gorgeous, flat cross-field kick from Johnathan ... Read More »

Match report: Newcastle Knights 6-32 Brisbane Broncos

Alex Glenn scores Brisbane's first try. ©Action

In a nutshell Brisbane outclassed Newcastle to take the two points in convincing style. How it unfolded 16’ – Alex Glenn opens Brisbane’s account after Jack Reed jumped highest to knock back a cross-field kick. Parker misses the conversion: 0-4. 22’ – The Broncos spread it to the right, Ben Barba sells the Knights defence a dummy, and over goes ... Read More »

Craig Fitzgibbon to join Kangaroos coaching setup

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Former Australian international Craig Fitzgibbon has been appointed to the Kangaroos’ national coaching setup, after impressing Tim Sheens enough to secure a role with the side. Fitzgibbon is currently a member of the Sydney Roosters coaching staff alongside Steve McNamara, and will combine club and country roles for the Kangaroos, beginning with the ANZAC Test against New Zealand later next ... Read More »

Four Bulls first-teamers facing lay-offs

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Bradford Bulls boss Francis Cummins has described last night’s loss to local rivals Leeds Rhinos as frustrating, and revealed four first-team players picked up potentially serious injuries. As if being outscored nine tries to one wasn’t bad enough, the 37-year-old watched on as Matty Blythe injured his knee, Jamie Donaldson picked up an ankle injury, Adam Sidlow hurt his back, ... Read More »

Match report: South Sydney 14-15 Canterbury Bulldogs

Trent Hodkinson celebrates landing the winning field goal. ©Action

In a nutshell Trent Hodkinson landed his second decisive field-goal in as many weeks to earn the Bulldogs two points in front of over 40,000 spectators at the ANZ Stadium. Click any of the below thumbnails to launch an image gallery. How it unfolded 31’ – Adam Reynolds slots a penalty goal to open the scores: 2-0. 36’ – Sam ... Read More »

Match preview: St Helens v Wigan

A snapshot from last year's Saints v Wigan clash. ©RLPhotos

It is top of the table versus last year’s champions this lunchtime, as St Helens face Wigan in a colossal derby clash at Langtree Park. With the ground expected to be filled to capacity, it promises to be a special atmosphere as two of the best sides in Super League lock horns in a mouthwatering clash. However, the home side’s ... Read More »

Daryl Powell focusing solely on Castleford Tigers performance

Cas coach Daryl Powell. ©RLPhotos

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell insists he is only focusing on his own side’s performance this afternoon, as they gear up to face an out-of-sorts Wakefield Trinity Wildcats side. The two local rivals have had contrasting starts to the season; whilst the Tigers are challenging at the top of Super League, only Bradford’s points deduction is keeping the Wildcats ... Read More »