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Rugby League News

Scoreboard: Challenge Cup round four results


Challenge Cup round four (click the red links for reports) Huddersfield Giants 16-17 St Helens Wakefield Wildcats 6-60 Leeds Rhinos Rochdale Hornets 22-28 Leigh Centurions Batley Bulldogs 10-48 Castleford Tigers Doncaster RLFC 68-18 Hemel Stags Keighley Cougars 54-28 Barrow Raiders Featherstone Rovers 66-0 North Wales Crusaders Hull Kingston Rovers 24-28 Warrington Wolves Bradford Bulls 60-6 Oldham RLFC Hunslet Hawks 27-10 ... Read More »

Challenge Cup: The fifth round draw in full


All ties to be played on the weekend of April 27th Wigan Warriors V Hunslet Hawks Leigh Centurions V Featherstone Rovers Leeds Rhinos V St Helens Warrington Wolves V Doncaster RLFC Salford Red Devils V Widnes Vikings Bradford Bulls V Catalan Dragons Swinton Lions V Keighley Cougars Castleford Tigers V Sheffield Eagles Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe ... Read More »

Match report: Huddersfield Giants 16-17 St Helens


In a nutshell A last-minute field-goal from Luke Walsh saw St Helens overturn an eight-point deficit to defeat Huddersfield Giants at home. Danny Brough insisted he had scored a field-goal just seconds before, but the referee ruled it out. In a post-match interview, Luke Walsh said he thought Brough’s effort was successful. Brough said: “100 per cent it went over. ... Read More »

Match report: Batley Bulldogs 10-48 Castleford Tigers


In a nutshell A hat-trick from star winger Justin Carney helped Castleford to a comfortable win over Championship outfit Batley. How it unfolded 5’ – Luke Dorn opens the Tigers’ account with a superb score assisted by Justin Carney. Marc Sneyd adds the extras: 6-0. 20’ – Justin Carney goes from provider to scorer, and Sneyd adds another two points: ... Read More »

Brian Noble: Sacking was a bit of a surprise

Brian Noble

Departing Salford Red Devils coach Brian Noble has described being replaced by Iestyn Harris as ‘a bit of a surprise’. On Friday, Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Kouykash announced via Twitter that he was replacing the former Great Britain coach with Harris, who was one of Shaun Wane’s assistants at Wigan. Speaking to the BBC, the 53-year-old said: “After the ... Read More »

McKinnon plans to walk fiancee down aisle

Alex McKinnon

Less than a fortnight after breaking his neck in a tragic on-field accident, Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon has announced he is to marry long-term girlfriend Teigan Power – and he plans to walk her down the aisle. The 22-year-old, who currently only has use of his right arm, posted a photograph of the pair to his Instagram account earlier ... Read More »

NRL to crack down on lifting tackles

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

The NRL have announced they are to consider outlawing all lifting tackles in an attempt to prevent accidents like the one that looks to have ended the career of Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon. The 22-year-old has been in hospital for a fortnight after landing on his head in a tragic three-man tackle featuring Jordan McLean and Bromwich brothers Jesse ... Read More »

Is Marwan Koukash lining up Benji Marshall?

Marshall in his time at Wests Tigers. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash is reportedly lining up a bid for New Zealand legend Benji Marshall, who is said to be unsettled at rugby union outfit Auckland Blues. The 29-year-old swapped codes last year after an illustrious 10-year career with Wests Tigers. Since joining the Super 15 outfit he has made just two appearances, with reports suggesting ... Read More »

Match Report: Wests Tigers 34-16 Manly Sea Eagles


In a Nutshell The Tigers dominated a game that was played at their old stomping ground, the Leichardt Oval, and the Sea Eagles were beaten in all aspects of the game, scoring two late tries to give the scoreline a more respectable look. How it unfolded The Tigers took the lead in the eighth minute with a try by captain ... Read More »

Match Report: Melbourne Storm 26-28 Gold Coast Titans


In a Nutshell The Titans went to the top of the NRL Premiership with a controversial defeat of Melbourne Storm through a disputed late penalty given when the Storm were adjudged to have stripped the ball from Titans prop Luke Douglas. How it unfolded The Storm took an early lead through a converted try by Sisa Waqa, but the Titans ... Read More »