Friday, September 19, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Match report: Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers

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In a nutshell Yet another Ryan Brierley hat-trick helped Leigh Centurions beat their Championship opposition and reach the Challenge Cup quarter finals. The story of the game 1’ – Ryan Brierley try; Martin Ridyard goal (1/1): 6-0 7’ – Will Sharp try: 6-4 16’ – James Mendieka try: 6-8 23’ – Will Sharp try: 6-12 26’ – Ryan Brierley try ... Read More »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 33-20 Catalan Dragons

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In a nutshell Bradford are through to the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup after coming from behind in impressive style to defeat the Catalan Dragons. The story of the game 2’ – Daryl Millard try; William Barthau missed goal (0/1): 0-4 10’ – Ben Pomeroy try; William Barthau goal (1/2): 0-10 13’ – Olivier Elima try; William Barthau goal ... Read More »

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 »

Brian McDermott’s hooking conundrum

Rob Burrow has joined Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Paul Aiton on Leeds' long-term injured list. ©RLPhotos

Leeds Rhinos convincingly swept aside St Helens to progress into the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup yesterday, but their success came at a cost. Indeed, stand-in hooker Rob Burrow, 31, left the field in the 64th minute with a broken collarbone – an injury that is likely to see him spend nearly three months on the sidelines. “He’s broken ... Read More »

New Zealand name Anzac Test squad

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New Zealand have named their squad to face Australia in this Friday’s Anzac Test match, which is to be played at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium. In contrast to the Kangaroos, who have named a squad packed with experience, the Kiwis have gone for six rookies, including former Wakefield Trinity Wildcats star Isaac John, who now plays for Penrith Panthers and former ... Read More »

Rugby League betting: Cash in on the Challenge Cup

Want to beat the bookie like this chap did? Follow our advice

What a fantastic result we had last week, with both our recommended bets coming off at 6/1 and 2.6/1. I’m hoping to replicate last week’s success in the Challenge Cup today, here’s my guide on how to beat the bookie. Wigan Warriors v Hunslet Hawks Handicap: Wigan -64 This is my favourite bet of the weekend as, while 64 points ... 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 »

Fiji and Samoa announce Pacific Test squads

Samoa taking on Fiji at RLWC2013. ©RLPhotos

Fiji and Samoa have named their squads for Saturday’s Pacific Test against Toa Samoa at Sportingbet Stadium in Penrith. The winner of that game will take part in the Four Nations tournament in October and November. FIJI: Waqa Blake (Penrith Panthers), Peni Botiki, (Cutters), Jason Bukuya, (NZ Warriors), Regan Cambell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers), Kane Evans (Sydney Roosters), Aaron Groom (Asquith), Marika ... Read More »

Australia name Anzac Test squad

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Australia have named their squad to face New Zealand in this Friday’s Anzac Test match, which is to be played at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium. Unlike New Zealand, who have picked six Test rookies and are very much focusing on the future, Australia have named a full-strength lineup. The Kangaroos: Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm), Darius Boyd (Newcastle Knights), Greg Inglis (South ... Read More »

Match report: Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars

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In a nutshell Keighley Cougars will go into the last eight of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup after a thrilling victory against Swinton Lions at Leigh Sports Village, despite Anthony Bopwmanscoring three tries for the Lions. How it unfolded The Cougars opened the scoring when Danny Lawton touched down for a try that Danny Jones couldn’t convert. But then Bowman got ... 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 »