Hodgson return inspires Canberra

Josh Hodgson’s eagerly anticipated return to the NRL inspired Canberra Raiders to a 48-12 victory over Wests Tigers having been 12-4 down before Hodgson entered the fray. Canberra started well when Joey Leuilua got on the outside of Mahe Fonua. But Wests replied to take the lead. Chris Lawrence went straight through a gap in the middle of the Raiders…

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Addo-Carr double helps Storm beat Knights

New South Wales winger Josh Addo-Carr scored two tries to help Melbourne Storm defeat Newcastle Knights 28-10. Ryley Jacks opened the scoring for the Storm before Kalyn Ponga continued his excellent season with a try to level the scores. Addo-Carr’s first try and Cameron Smith’s conversion and penalty gave the Storm a 14-6 lead at half-time. Ken Sio’s try brought…

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South Sydney destroy Parramatta in second-half blitz

A second-half onslaught by South Sydney Rabbitohs saw them run out comfortable 24-42 winners against Parramatta Eels, leaving the Eels bottom of the NRL table and sending the Rabbitohs top – if only overnight. It is the first time Souths have won seven games on the bounce since 1994 and, on this evidence, this run is likely to extend further.…

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Sunday Rugby League results

BETFRED CHAMPIONSHIP Barrow Raiders 20 Rochdale Hornets 6 Dewsbury Rams 18 Featherstone Rovers 42 Leigh Centurions 36 Halifax 30 Sheffield Eagles 18 Swinton Lions 29 BETFRED LEAGUE 1 Coventry Bears 0 Oldham 60 Doncaster 29 Keighley Cougars 20 Newcastle Thunder 30 Whitehaven 22 York City Knights 40 Workington Town 8 NRL TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP Cronulla Sharks 24 Wests Tigers 16 Melbourne…

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Origin I a multimedia success

New South Wales’ 22-12 victory over Queensland in Game I of 2018’s State of Origin was watched by a peak audience of 3.894 million in Australia according to Channel Nine, the host broadcaster. The channel’s new streaming service 9Now attracted a record 6.6 million viewing minutes while Origin was the number one programme in five major Australian cities: Sydney, Brisbane,…

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Youthful Blues win Origin game I

New South Wales, featuring 11 debutants and led by Man-of-the-match James Tedesco, earned a 22-12 victory over Queensland to win Origin I at the MCG in Victoria. After a slow start for New South Wales in which they struggled to gain yards out of their own end, they took a stranglehold on the game by forcing two dropouts. The pressure…

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