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Alex McKinnon surprises Newcastle team-mates

Alex McKinnon surprises his Newcastle Knights team-mates. ©Fox

Alex McKinnon surprised his Newcastle Knights team-mates yesterday by turning up in their dressing room unannounced. The Knights, McKinnon’s team before a tragic accident ended his career earlier this season, were facing NRL rivals Canterbury Bulldogs (click here for the match report), and, according to captain Kurt Gidley, his appearance gave the side a huge boost. “It was an instant ... Read More »

Match report: Wests Tigers 6-22 Gold Coast Titans

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In a nutshell The Titans bounced back from round seven heartache to push Wests Tigers into fourth and move level with table-toppers Canterbury and Manly. The story of the game 6’ – Aidan Sezer try; Aidan Sezer goal (1/1): 0-6 13’ – Aidan Sezer penalty goal (2/2): 0-8 24’ – Nate Myles (Titans) sin-binned (professional foul) 28’ – Greg Bird ... Read More »

Match report: Manly Sea Eagles 54-18 Canberra Raiders

Peta Hiku scoring the second of his four tries. ©Action

In a nutshell A blistering first half saw Manly run in seven converted tries to put themselves out of reach of the Canberra Raiders, who outscored the home side in the second half. The story of the game 3’ – Peta Hiku try; Jamie Lyon goal (1/1): 6-0 5’ – Jamie Lyon try; Jamie Lyon goal (2/2): 12-0 8’ – ... Read More »

Match report: Canterbury Bulldogs 16-12 Newcastle Knights

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In a Nutshell The Bulldogs retained their place at the top of the NRL ladder, with a hard-fought victory over the Knights, with halfback Trent Hodkinson, who has expressed an interest in playing for England, the key difference between the teams. How it unfolded The Bulldogs came into the game after having won their last three games each by one ... Read More »

Match report: North Queensland Cowboys 42-14 Parramatta Eels

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In a Nutshell Young Cowboys winger Curtis Rona and Scotland international Kane Linnett both scored two tries as their team gained its third victory of the season with a comfortable win over the Eels in Townsville. How it unfolded The Cowboys shot out to an 18-0 lead after 15 minutes with tries from Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott and Rona, with ... Read More »

Match report: Cronulla Sharks 24-20 Penrith Panthers

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In a Nutshell Cronulla earned a much needed victory over the Panthers at Remondis Stadium, despite losing Todd Carney with a hamstring injury, with the lead changing hands several times and the Panthers having a late try turned down by the video referee that could have won the game. How it unfolded The Panthers took the lead after seven minutes ... Read More »

Match report: Melbourne Storm 10-16 New Zealand Warriors

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In a nutshell Shaun Johnson starred as New Zealand Warriors got back to winning ways against a strong Melbourne Storm outfit. The Anzac Day crowd of 28,716 was the biggest ever to assemble at AAMI Park. How it unfolded It is more than fair to say the scoreline reflects the encounter, as the Warriors were classy throughout. Indeed, the visitors ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon: “I’ve got a lot more movement back.”

Alex McKinnon. ©NewcastleKnights

Alex McKinnon, the Newcastle Knights forward who tragically had a promising career snatched from him after landing on his head in a tackle, has given his first interview since the accident. In it, the 22-year-old, who is now wheelchair bound, said the past month has been tough but thanked his family, fiancee and his fans and peers for their support ... Read More »

Cowboys enquire about Benji Marshall

Benji Marshall. ©RLPhotos

North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green has revealed he enquired about bringing high-profile free agent Benji Marshall to the Townsville club, but believes the New Zealand international will join one of the NRL’s Sydney teams. Marshall, 29, negotiated an early release from his Auckland Blues rugby union contract earlier this week and is highly fancied to join Cronulla Sharks in ... Read More »

Match report: St George-Illawarra 14-34 Sydney Roosters

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In a nutshell Sydney Roosters put in a superb attacking display, scoring a variety of classy tries to outgun Gareth Widdop’s St George Dragons on Anzac Day. How it unfolded 10’ – Sydney’s Aiden Guerra opens the scoring after stepping inside and taking two defenders over the line with him. James Maloney adds the extras: 0-6. 17’ – Daniel Tupou ... Read More »