St George beat the champions Melbourne

St George Illawarra Dragons beat Melbourne Storm 34-14 to maintain their position at the top of the NRL ladder. The Dragons were the stronger side early on. After a Gareth Widdop penalty had given them the lead, Euan Aitken went in for the first try after good work from Cameron McIness and Ben Hunt. A set later, Will Chambers intercepted…

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Cowboys hold off Panthers comeback

North Queensland Cowboys withstood a big Penrith Panthers comeback to win only their third game of the season 26-20. The Cowboys were creating plenty of chances early and finally took one when James Maloney was too concerned with Johnathan Thurston allowing Michael Morgan to sneak through. North Queensland went back-to-back when Ben Hampton got on the outside of his marker…

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Souths make Sio and Newcastle pay

South Sydney Rabbitohs ran out 36-18 winners over Newcastle Knights after Ken Sio bombed a certain try which would have drawn the Knights level. Instead, Souths raced out to a winning 20-point lead. The Bunnies came out of the traps fast. Within two minutes, Alex Johnston was put through a gap by Cody Walker. The fullback had the easy task…

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Late Isaako penalty gives Brisbane win over Canterbury

An 80th-minute penalty from Jamayne Isaako gave Brisbane Broncos a 22-20 win over Canterbury Bulldogs. Rhyse Martin scored only five minutes into his NRL debut to give the Bulldogs a great start. Moses Mbye broke the line when he stepped past Anthony Milford before feeding Martin. But plenty of Broncos pressure followed and it eventually told when Darius Boyd threw…

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Gold Coast give Joe Greenwood permission to return to England

NRL side Gold Coast Titans have given former St Helens forward Joe Greenwood permission to return home. Greenwood has received expressions of interest from several Super League sides, the Titans have confirmed, after he slipped down the club’s pecking order in Australia. He has been playing for their feeder side, the Burleigh Bears, in recent weeks – and Gold Coast…

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COLUMN: The brilliance of Barba – and how one man in particular can learn from him..

The RFL’s ouRLeague app has been a sound introduction into the rugby league landscape this season – barring the way the man of the match award is picked on Sky Sports! – and one great feature they regularly use is called ‘Face Off’. On it, a Super League coach is asked questions by one of his star players and vice-versa;…

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