Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Match report: Cronulla Sharks 24-20 Penrith Panthers

Fifita-Sharks

In a Nutshell Cronulla earned a much needed victory over the Panthers at Remondis Stadium, despite losing Todd Carney with a hamstring injury, with the lead changing hands several times and the Panthers having a late try turned down by the video referee that could have won the game. How it unfolded The Panthers took the lead after seven minutes ... Read More »

Opinion: Take obstruction away from video referees

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Rugby League on both sides of the world seems to be dogged by controversy about video referees. And one issue that crops up again and again is that of obstruction, and whether a try should be awarded when there is a suspicion of obstruction. In Australia last weekend there was a clear injustice, when North Queensland were narrowly beaten by ... Read More »

Amor’s point to prove on Rhinos return

Kyle-Amor

Kyle Amor admits he didn’t make the most of his chance with Leeds Rhinos, but he remains as determined as ever to prove them wrong for letting him go. Amor has unhappy memories of his time at Headingley – memories that he wants to expunge from his consciousness. And he sees Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie at Headingley as the perfect ... Read More »

Hull perfectly poised for future, says Yeaman

Kirk Yeaman in action for Hull. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC star Kirk Yeaman is optimistic that the current crop of youngsters making their way through the ranks at the KC Stadium will see the club based in West Hull developing a reputation alongside Wigan, St Helens and Leeds as a producer of outstanding young talent. And Yeaman, 30, who made his Super League debut for Hull as a ... Read More »

Agar backs his Chairman’s comments

Former Wakefield coach Richard Agar. ©RLPhotos

Wakefield head coach Richard Agar insists he can fully understand his Chairman Michael Carter’s controversial comments regarding the points appeal from the Bradford Bulls, and he insists he would respect him should he choose to walk away from the club. Carter claimed that he would consider quitting the game should the Bulls succeed in getting their points deduction overturned. “I ... Read More »

Bulls appeal should be respected, says Green

Bulls owner Marc Green. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls Chairman Marc Green insists that Wakefield, and any other Super League club, should be prepared to accept the decision of the independent panel set up to hear the Bulls’ appeal against their points deduction. A decision is likely to be made early next month about a potential reprieve on some or all of the six points the Bulls ... Read More »

Sinfield hails “Warrior” Wellens

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Kevin Sinfield’s and Paul Wellens’ distinguished Rugby League careers have run almost in parallel. Eleven years ago, they were on opposite sides in one of the most iconic Challenge Cup ties of recent years. In the semi-final at Huddersfield that year, Sinfield’s last second touchline conversion sent the tie into extra-time, and the Rhinos prevailed over Wellens’ Saints. On Saturday, ... Read More »

Match report: Melbourne Storm 10-16 New Zealand Warriors

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In a nutshell Shaun Johnson starred as New Zealand Warriors got back to winning ways against a strong Melbourne Storm outfit. The Anzac Day crowd of 28,716 was the biggest ever to assemble at AAMI Park. How it unfolded It is more than fair to say the scoreline reflects the encounter, as the Warriors were classy throughout. Indeed, the visitors ... Read More »

Bulls sign promising Black and Whites duo

Jay Pitts. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls have announced the signings of Hull FC duo Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel on loan deals. Pitts, 24, formerly of Wakefield and Leeds, is a utility forward, while Arundel, 22, is a talented centre. Both players began training with their new team-mates this morning. Bulls boss Francis Cummins said: “Jay and Joe are young, hungry and hugely talented ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon: “I’ve got a lot more movement back.”

Alex McKinnon. ©NewcastleKnights

Alex McKinnon, the Newcastle Knights forward who tragically had a promising career snatched from him after landing on his head in a tackle, has given his first interview since the accident. In it, the 22-year-old, who is now wheelchair bound, said the past month has been tough but thanked his family, fiancee and his fans and peers for their support ... Read More »

Cowboys enquire about Benji Marshall

Benji Marshall. ©RLPhotos

North Queensland Cowboys coach Paul Green has revealed he enquired about bringing high-profile free agent Benji Marshall to the Townsville club, but believes the New Zealand international will join one of the NRL’s Sydney teams. Marshall, 29, negotiated an early release from his Auckland Blues rugby union contract earlier this week and is highly fancied to join Cronulla Sharks in ... Read More »

Match report: St George-Illawarra 14-34 Sydney Roosters

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In a nutshell Sydney Roosters put in a superb attacking display, scoring a variety of classy tries to outgun Gareth Widdop’s St George Dragons on Anzac Day. How it unfolded 10’ – Sydney’s Aiden Guerra opens the scoring after stepping inside and taking two defenders over the line with him. James Maloney adds the extras: 0-6. 17’ – Daniel Tupou ... Read More »