Friday, August 1, 2014
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NRL

Warriors beat Cowboys in thriller in Townsville

In a Nutshell New Zealand Warriors were the best team, but they had to hold on against a late North Queensland Cowboys charge to win 20-16 in Townville, How it unfolded The Warriors took the lead in the ninth minute with a try by wingman Glen Fisiiahi, following good play by halfbacks Shaun Johnson and Chad Townsend. Johnson couldn’t convert, ... Read More »

Dragons hold off Sharks for third straight win

In a Nutshell It was another desperately tight NRL encounter at Remondis Stadium, but the St George Illawarra Dragons managed to hold on to win by two points and retain their unbeatenn record after three rounds of the Premiership. How it Unfolded The Dragons scored an early try from Brett Morris, created by a brilliant cut-out ball from Gareth Widdop ... Read More »

Panthers grab late win to overcome Bulldogs

In a Nutshell Penrith Panthers grabbed a late converted try to snatch an 18-16 victory against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Centrebet Stadium. How it unfolded The Bulldogs had looked to be in the driving seat until Kevin Naiqama scored a superb try in the corner from a cutout pass by Jamie Soward, with Matt Moylan adding a touchline conversion to ... Read More »

Roosters beat Broncos in thriller

In a Nutshell Sydney Roosters somehow pulled a victory from the jaws of defeat when they scored two tries in the final five minutes to snatch a 26-30 verdict at Suncorp Stadium How it unfolded In a game played at great pace throughout, the Broncos took an early lead through their outstanding halfback Ben Hunt, who dummied from near the ... Read More »

Match report: South Sydney 16-25 Wests Tigers

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In a nutshell A fiery tempered game saw the Wests Tigers record their second win in succession, as James Tedesco’s glowing reputation continued to grow for Mick Potter’s men. How it unfolded First half: Despite the result, it was the Bunnies who started stronger, and they led after just three minutes. Ben Lowe went over and Adam Reynolds converted to ... Read More »

Canterbury Bulldogs tie down Josh Morris

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have announced a contract extension for Australian international Josh Morris, who has signed up at the Bulldogs until the conclusion of the end of the 2018 NRL season. The Kiama Knights junior made his NRL debut for the Dragons back in season 2007 before joining the Bulldogs in 2009. At 27, Morris has made 156 appearances in the ... Read More »

NRL issue statement on Wests Tigers future

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The NRL have moved to allay fears of a crisis at the Wests Tigers, following troubles at the Balmain Tigers League Club, which could have serious knock-on effects for the NRL side. NRL Head of Club and State Services, Mr Tony Crawford, said the current Supreme Court proceedings have no bearing on the NRL’s restructure package to return the Wests ... Read More »

Match report: Canterbury 42-4 Cronulla

In a Nutshell: Canterbury score seven tries to record their highest-ever win over Cronulla. How it unfolded: The Sharks went into the contest without two key forwards in Paul Gallen (ankle injury) and Andrew Fifita (suspended) leaving the Bulldogs as firm favourites. It didn’t take them long to open the scoring with Frank Pritchard scoring in the corner after Trent ... Read More »

Match report: Newcastle Knights 20-26 Canberra Raiders

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In a Nutshell Canberra Raiders gained their first win of the season, 26-20, over the Newcastle Knights in a thrilling game, aided by two tries by Jarrod Croker. How it unfolded First half: Jarrod Croker opens the scoring by pouncing on a sublime grubber from Jack Wighton in the 6th minute, Raiders lead 6-0; Knights hit back 10 minutes later ... Read More »

Richards stars as Tigers hammer Titans

In a Nutshell Former Wigan star Pat Richards scored two tries and kicked seven goals to help Wests Tigers to a resounding 42-12 victory over Gold Coast Titans How it unfolded Temperatures in South Queensland were close to 40 degrees, but the weather seemed to exhaust the home side far more than the Tigers. Richards scored the first try of ... Read More »