Bulldogs inflict fifth straight defeat on Cowboys

Canterbury Bulldogs secured a surprisingly easy 10-27 victory today against North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium, scoring three converted tries, four successful penalty goals from kicker Moses Mbye and a first-half field-goal from Kieran Foran. It was the Bulldogs’ second victory of the season, while the Cowboys remain on two points, having only beaten the Sharks in a round-one game…

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Broncos end Warriors’ unbeaten record

Brisbane Broncos registered a vital third win of the season today with a 27-18 victory over the previously unbeaten New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium, bringing to an end the Warriors’ five-game winning streak. The took an early lead after five minutes in when Corey Oates sliced ominously through the Warriors’ defence for a try converted by Jamayne Isaako.…

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Melbourne bounce back with Newcastle victory

Melbourne Storm, spurred on by an electric start, defeated Newcastle Knights 40-14 to bounce back from back-to-back defeats. The Storm made the perfect start when Ryan Hoffman offloaded to Billy Slater who broke to assist a Josh Addo-Carr try. It was then the turn of¬†Suliasi Vunivalu to get on the scoresheet when a Cameron Smith chip bounced perfectly for the…

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Souths shock the Roosters

South Sydney Rabbitohs shocked their much-fancied bitter rivals Sydney Roosters with a 26-14 victory. South Sydney opened the scoring through the boot of Adam Reynolds and continued to dominate the game straight through the middle in the opening quarter. The likes of Damien Cook and Tom Burgess all made line breaks up the middle of the field. But the Rabbitohs…

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Penrith compound Eels’ misery

Penrith Panthers finished off the fifth round of the NRL with an edgy 12-6 win over Parramatta Eels. The Panthers started brightly with an early James Maloney penalty but were reduced to 12 men for ten minutes when Trent Merrin committed a professional foul on Kaysa Pritchard. With the Eels’ Tim Mannah in the bin for exactly the same offence,…

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Warriors remain unbeaten with win over Cowboys

The New Zealand Warriors remain unbeaten after five matches, as their superb first-half performance was enough to enable them to comfortably survive a North Queensland Cowboys’ fightback, winning 22-12 today in Auckland in the second match of today’s double-header. With Shaun Johnson back in their side after he missed the previous week’s clash against the Roosters, his combination with Blake…

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