Friday, November 21, 2014
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Wests Tigers support Benji Marshall NRL return

Marshall in his time at Wests Tigers. ©RLPhotos

With speculation rife over a potential Rugby League return for Benji Marshall, his former club Wests Tigers have thrown their support behind the move – even if he won’t be re-joining them. In a statement issued today, the Tigers confirmed they are not in a position to offer the New Zealand star a deal of any kind, having already moved ... Read More »

Benji Marshall backtracks on Tigers promise

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The agent of Kiwi legend Benji Marshall has confirmed his client will not be keeping a promise he made to Wests Tigers last year. When he swapped codes in July, the 29-year-old promised his club of 10 years that, if he were to return to Rugby League, he would not join another club in the NRL. He said: “I will ... Read More »

James Graham wins battle of Britain

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All last week the media had been trumpeting Rugby League’s ‘Battle of Britain’ – the clash between World Cup room-mates Sam Burgess and James Graham. And it proved to be just that on Good Friday! As Canterbury snatched a late 15-14 victory over South Sydney it was difficult to judge which of the two former Super League behemoths came out ... Read More »

Match report: Penrith Panthers 14-12 Gold Coast Titans

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In a nutshell Former London Broncos star Jamie Soward slotted a 51st-minute penalty to edge Penrith Panthers past Gold Coast Titans in a thrilling Easter encounter. How it unfolded 8’ – Penrith open the scoring through Dean Whare, who dummies twice and sprints through the resulting gap. Jamie Soward slots the extras from the touchline: 6-0 31’ – Soward knocks ... Read More »

Benji Marshall confirms Rugby League return

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Benji Marshall has formally requested an early release from his Auckland Blues rugby union contract, and is aiming for a return to the NRL. The New Zealand legend, 29, has struggled to adapt to the new code since switching from Wests Tigers last year and both his agent, the club, and New Zealand Rugby have confirmed his intentions to return ... Read More »

Match report: Parramatta Eels 18-21 Wests Tigers

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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

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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 »