Friday, October 31, 2014
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Shaun Wane hails “outstanding” Wigan

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane heaped praise on his side after watching them run in 15 tries against Bradford and score 84 points for the second consecutive Easter Monday. The Warriors, fresh off the back of a convincing win away at St Helens on Good Friday, thrashed the troubled Bulls and, in the process, forced their way into Super League’s top ... Read More »

Brown: The score reflected the game

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown has graciously admitted his side did not deserve anything less than a second defeat in a row when they faced Widnes yesterday. The Vikings put in a polished display to knock off their neighbours 40-26 and the top spot in Super League. “With four or five minutes to go, we were still in it, but ... Read More »

Smith not pushing Wolves panic button just yet

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Warrington coach Tony Smith remains confident in his side’s chances this season despite watching the Wolves slump to their fifth loss in 10 games against Castleford yesterday. After an encouraging Good Friday victory over Widnes, Warrington looked to have finally hit form, but the Tigers inflicted a 40-6 defeat yesterday and Wire now sit eighth in the Super League table, ... Read More »

Francis Cummins: It looked like we had given in

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Bradford coach Francis Cummins criticised “a handful” of players as the Bulls’ fell to their heaviest defeat of all time against Wigan yesterday. The Odsal side, who had seven first-team players out of action, were completely outclassed at the DW Stadium, losing 84-6. A dejected Cummins said: “Wigan were miles better than us. I can look at the situation we ... Read More »

Betts hails Vikings in wake of Saints win

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Widnes coach Denis Betts has piled praise on his players after the Vikings dispatched St Helens 40-26 just days after a humiliating defeat to Warrington. The former Great Britain star said: “It was a local derby on our home pitch in front of our home fans so the result is very pleasing. We came very close over the last couple ... Read More »

Match report: Wigan Warriors 84-6 Bradford Bulls

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In a nutshell The Warriors ran up an 84-6 scoreline for the second successive Easter Monday, following up last year’s demolition of Hull KR at Craven Park with an equally devastating scoreline against the depleted Bradford Bulls at the DW Stadium. How it unfolded The Warriors scored 15 tries in total through Green (2), Gelling (2), O’Loughlin,  Hampshire (2),  Farrell,  Hughes, Powell, Bateman, ... Read More »

Match report: Widnes Vikings 40-26 St Helens

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In a nutshell The Vikings shocked their near neighbours with their first home win against Saints in the Super League era, scoring six tries and knocking Saints off the top of the Super League table. How it unfolded The Vikings led by 18-16 at the interval after a thrilling half of rugby. They scored tries from Hanbury, Isa and Gerrard, ... Read More »

Match report: Leeds Rhinos 32-4 Salford Red Devils

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In a nutshell There were only two points in it at half-time, but in the second half the Rhinos broke loose and added five tries, some of them spectacular, against a tiring Red Devils side. How it unfolded Salford came to Headingley embarrassed by their capitulation to Huddersfield Giants on Good Friday, and in the first half they held the ... Read More »

Match report: Hull FC 40-4 London Broncos

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In a nutshell The black and whites were far too strong for the Broncos, extending an interval lead of 22-0 to 40-4 in wet conditions at the KC Stadium. How it unfolded Hull scored four first-half tries from Shaul, Crooks, who was recalled to the side, Thompson and Rankin, with Crooks adding three conversions against a willing but generally outclassed ... Read More »

Match report: Huddersfield Giants 36-16 Wakefield T Wildcats

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In a nutshell The Giants gained their first home victory in Super League this season with a comfortable victory against the Wildcats, whose losing run continues. How it unfolded The Giants took the lead after seven minutes with a try by Jodie Broughton, converted by Brough, but the Wildcats were level nine minutes later when Jarrod Sammut converted his own ... Read More »