Friday, September 19, 2014
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Match report: Hull Kingston Rovers 38-24 Hull FC

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In a nutshell Hull Kingston Rovers avenged last year’s controversial Magic Weekend defeat to Hull FC – but they did it the hard way, after Jason Crookes was sent off with over half an hour of the game left. How it unfolded First half: The Robins were by far the better side in the opening exchanges of the contest, and ... Read More »

Match report: Widnes Vikings 30-24 Salford Red Devils

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In a nutshell Salford’s slide down the table continued at Magic Weekend, as they lost out to a gallant Widnes outfit at the Etihad Stadium who won their first ever Magic game. How it unfolded First half: Widnes took the lead through Paddy Flynn, before a Junior Sa’u try coupled with a Jake Mullaney goal made it 6-4 to the ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Harris rallies against refs calls

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Salford head coach Iestyn Harris says his Red Devils side were on the wrong end of a few questionable refereeing calls in their 30-24 loss to Widnes at the Magic Weekend. Speaking in the post-match press conference, Harris described one of the Vikings’ tries as coming from a blatant forward pass and said Greg Eden’s four-pointer should have been awarded. ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Betts backs Kevin Brown for England chance

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Widnes Vikings head coach Denis Betts has backed halfback Kevin Brown for a recall to the England set-up. Brown was influential as the Vikings beat Salford at the Magic Weekend and Betts hailed the impact and influence of the classy playmaker after the match. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Joe Grima says keep Magic in Manchester

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We caught up with London Broncos head coach Joe Grima on the Magic Weekend concept, whether it should stay in Manchester next year and whether the NRL could benefit from having its own Magic Weekend. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: London Broncos’ Ben Farrar speaks to us

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We caught up with London Broncos star Ben Farrar after their heartbreaking defeat to Catalan Dragons in Game One of Magic Weekend 2014. He told us his immediate thoughts after the clash. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with Total Rugby ... Read More »

‘Scrappy’ Catalan Dragons must improve, says Pryce

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Catalan Dragons star Leon Pryce admits his side have to improve quickly if they are to finish the season with a flourish, despite them moving into the top eight with a victory over London Broncos. Pryce used the word “scrappy” to sum up his side’s performance on several occasions, and believes that if they don’t clean up their act in ... Read More »

Catalan Dragons were complacent, says head coach

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Catalan Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous believes his side were incredibly complacent in the opening game of Magic Weekend, as they edged past bottom club London Broncos by the narrowest of margins. The Dragons were far from their best, but a slender 24-22 win moved them into the top eight of the competition for the first time this season. However, ... Read More »

Match report: London Broncos 22-24 Catalan Dragons

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In a nutshell London are still looking for their first win of 2014, but they came mighty close against a resolute Catalan Dragons outfit. How it unfolded First half: The Broncos came out of the traps quite slowly, and they were prevented from falling behind by the video referee, who ruled that Ben Pomeroy was in touch before he grounded ... Read More »

Magic Weekend Day One: Fanzone Photos

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We’re inside the Etihad Stadium all weekend, as we bring you the very best bits from the eighth annual Magic Weekend. Day One promises to be a real spectacle with four mouthwatering clashes. Our team at the Magic Weekend will be bringing you some of the very best digital content to ensure that ifyou’re not at the event, you may ... Read More »