Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Rugby League News


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 »

Wests Tigers refute relocation story

The NRL’s Wests Tigers have denied the suggestion in an article Saturday’s Sydney Daily Telegraph that the club will be relocated to Perth. Wests Tigers CEO Grant Mayer said; “The Wests Tigers will not be relocating to Perth, or anywhere else for that matter. Our club is working with the NRL and club shareholders to ensure that our members, corporate ... Read More »

Match report: Sydney Roosters 56-4 Paramatta Eels

Minichiello on Italy duty at last year's World Cup. ©RLPhotos

In a nutshell The Sydney Roosters picked up their first win of 2014, as they thumped last years wooden spooners, the Paramatta Eels. How it unfolded First half: Anthony Minichiello opened the scoring, as he combined with Mitchell Pearce for the first try of the evening. Former Hull FC man Sam Moa then doubled the Roosters’ lead, as they charged ... Read More »

Match report: Melbourne Storm 18-17 Penrith Panthers


In a nutshell Melbourne claimed their second narrow victory in as many weeks, as Cooper Cronk’s field goal proved the difference to ensure the Storm picked up another win. How it unfolded First half: Melbourne piled the pressure on early, with several repeat sets finally paying off as Kevin Proctor crashed over, before Mahe Fonua scored the Storm’s second try ... Read More »

Match report: Brisbane Broncos 16-12 North Queensland Cowboys


In a nutshell A late Andrew McCullough try consigns North Queensland to defeat, as the Brisbane Broncos get a precious win to back up their victory in Round One. How it unfolded First half: Matt Gillett manages to dance away from some North Queensland defenders to dart his way over, crashing in under the sticks. Corey Parker converts, and the ... Read More »

Match report: South Sydney Rabbitohs 12-14 Manly Sea Eagles


In a nutshell A late penalty from Jamie Lyon secured a dramatic victory over South Sydney, earning them their first victory of the 2014 NRL season. How it unfolded First half: The Sea Eagles took the lead early on, as Cheyse Blair scrambled over in the corner to nudge Manly in front, with Jamie Lyon missing the kick. A Lyon ... Read More »

Cronulla & Flanagan accept NRL penalty

Cronulla Sharks and Shane Flanagan have accepted the penalties imposed on them by the NRL in relation to the administration of their club. The Sharks have been fined $1 million, of which $400,000 is suspended subject to the club satisfying governance changes and compliance with the NRL rules. Flanagan’s registration has been suspended for 12 months or until he satisfies ... Read More »

James Roberts sacked by Penrith Panthers

Penrith Panthers celebrating Grand Final success in 2006. ©ActionPhotographics

Penrith back James Roberts has had his career thrown into doubt, after he was sacked by the Panthers on Friday. Roberts – who was shown the door by South Sydney for repeated incidents off the field in 2012 – was given an opportunity by the Panthers to resurrect his career, but they have now shown him the door. The club ... Read More »

Sonny Bill ‘devastated’ by shoulder charge ban

Sonny Bill Williams. ©Action

Sydney Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams has been banned for three weeks for a shoulder charge on George Burgess and is said to be devastated at letting his team down. The New Zealand international was punished with a grade two offence in the Roosters’ opening-round loss to the Rabbitohs last week. He will miss the next three rounds of the ... Read More »