Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Match report: Parramatta Eels 18-21 Wests Tigers

Pat-Richards

In a nutshell A Pat Richards penalty from half-way, plus a field-goal from Luke Brooks, helped Wests edge the Eels 18-21 in a thrilling Easter encounter in front of a record-breaking crowd of 50,668. How it unfolded 9’ – Australian international Jarryd Hayne opens the scoring for the Eels with a well-taken try, which wasn’t converted: 4-0. 23’ – The ... Read More »

Match Report: Canberra Raiders 24 Melbourne Storm 22

In a Nutshell The Raiders were behind for almost the entire match before they finally managed to snatch a winning score two minutes from the end at CIO Stadium on Sunday How it unfolded The Storm shot out to a 6-16 lead through tries from Ryan Hinchliffe, Sisa Waqa and Mahe Fonua, with Cameron Smith converting two of them. The ... Read More »

Match Report: Cronulla Sharks 18 Sydney Roosters 24

In a Nutshell The Roosters won a tight encounter with two tries from Shaun Kenny-Dowall to get back into the winners’ circle against the desperate Sharks. How it unfolded Anthony Minichiello almost scored early on but failed to touch down properly before Ricky Leutele scored a brilliant solo try, beating several Roosters defenders, with Michael Gordon adding the conversion. But ... Read More »

Michael Maguire hails gutsy Rabbitohs

Michael-Maguire

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has praised the Rabbitohs in the wake of their 14-15 loss to Canterbury Bulldogs earlier today. Injury struggles meant the Bunnies, at one point in the match, had only 13 fit players. Indeed, Kyle turner was concussed, Dave Tyrell had a head injury, Joe Picker had a rib problem and Apisai Koroisau hurt his shoulder. ... Read More »

Match report: Manly Sea Eagles 26-21 North Queensland

Johnathan Thurston

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

Craig Fitzgibbon

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 »

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 »

Opinion: Concussion is the threat that stalks Rugby League

Concussion

The issue of concussion is becoming very important, both in Super League and in the NRL. The impact on a player’s long-term health of repeated concussions is of growing concern, as evidence comes to light that seems to suggest that former players can suffer early dementia that could be traced back to knocks on the head that they suffered during ... Read More »