Saturday, November 29, 2014
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Video: We preview Magic Weekend 2014

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John Davidson speaks to League Express editor Martyn Sadler about Saturday’s games at the Magic Weekend. They preview the opening fixture involving London Broncos and Catalan Dragons, Salford Red Devils’ clash with fellow north west outfit Widnes Vikings, the fascinating Hull derby and then the mouth-watering curtain closer between Leeds against Wigan. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe ... Read More »

Blake Green not ruling out NRL return

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Wigan Warriors entered contract renewal talks with influential halfback Blake Green last week, but the Australian playmaker is yet to make a decision on his future. The 27-year-old is nearing the end of a two-year deal with the cherry and whites, in which he has made 39 appearances and scored 16 tries, winning the Harry Sunderland trophy in last year’s ... Read More »

Wane: Wigan down to the “bare bones” for Leeds clash

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Wigan coach Shaun Wane doesn’t expect any of his injured first-team players to return in time to face Leeds Rhinos at Magic Weekend. The reigning double champions are without England internationals Liam Farrell and Josh Charnley, Wales prop Ben Flower, full-back Matty Bowen, back-rower Tony Clubb and USA international Eddy Pettybourne. Centre Iain Thornley is out for the season, too, ... Read More »

Video highlights: London Broncos 16-30 Huddersfield Giants

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How it unfolded The Giant scored an early try from Shaun Lunt, although Danny Brough couldn’t add the conversion. But the Broncos replied on 18 minutes with a try by Atelea Vea, after good work by Scott Moore and Danny Farrar. Josh Drinkwater’s conversion gave the Broncos a 6-4 lead. They then had to contend with mounting Giants’ pressure, which ... Read More »

Video highlights: Salford Red Devils 16-16 Hull Kingston Rovers

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How it unfolded The Red Devils looked sluggish early on, in contrast to the Robins, who were well led by Travis Burns, who registered an early 40/20 kick, while winger David Hodgson dropped the ball with the line at his mercy. But after surviving early pressure the Red Devils scored the first try through winger Francis Meli, with Jake Mullaney unable to ... Read More »

Video highlights: Widnes Vikings 18-24 Wakefield Wildcats

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How it unfolded First half: The game was locked up at 12-12 at the break as both sides cancelled each other out in some style. Second half: Declan Hulme put Widnes in front before Harry Siejka levelled things up at 18-18. Both sides attempted drop goals before Paul Sykes sealed it right on the hooter. Want more Rugby League news ... Read More »

Video highlights: Hull FC 16-44 Wigan Warriors

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How it unfolded First half: Wigan raced into a 20-6 lead at HT courtesy of scores from Dan Sarginson, Anthony Gelling and Jack Hughes, with Hull’s score coming from Gareth Ellis. Second half: Joe Burgess extended Wigan’s lead before Jamie Shaul pulled one back. However, a second from Sarginson made it 30-6 before Gelling grabbed his second and Manfredi scored. ... Read More »

Video highlights: Castleford Tigers 14-22 Leeds Rhinos

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Ashley Gibson, Jordan Tansey and Liam Finn came back into the Tigers’ side that lost at Huddersfield on Sunday, replacing James Clare, Michael Channing and Jamie Ellis. The Rhinos brought in Ben Jones-Bishop to replace the injured Ryan Hall.The Tigers started the game brilliantly, when Kirk Dixon scored the opening try, getting on the outside of Tom Briscoe. Marc Sneyd ... Read More »

Laurent Frayssinous: I didn’t see that coming

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Catalan head coach Laurent Frayssinous has lamented his team’s terrible performance against Warrington on Friday and revealed he had no inkling the woeful display was on the cards. The Dragons have been solid in recent weeks, winning their last four matches in a row, but failed to turn up at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. A disappointed Frayssinous said the Dragons ... Read More »

Scoreboard: All this week’s Rugby League results

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Super League (click for reports) Bradford Bulls 0-50 St Helens London Broncos 16-30 Huddersfield Giants Salford Red Devils 16-16 Hull Kingston Rovers Warrington Wolves 42-10 Catalan Dragons Hull FC 16-44 Wigan Warriors Widnes Vikings 18-24 Wakefield Wildcats Castleford Tigers 14-22 Leeds Rhinos Championship Barrow Raiders 18-14 Batley Bulldogs Dewsbury Rams 12-28 Leigh Centurions Halifax RLFC 6-12 North Wales Crusaders Keighley ... Read More »

Rugby League round-up: Today in the NRL

Jamie Soward, a former London Broncos stand-off, scores for Penrith.

Who played today? Canterbury Bulldogs took on St George-Illawarra Dragons, while Newcastle Knights welcomed Penrith Panthers What were the scores? Canterbury thrashed Gareth Widdop’s Dragons 38-6 and the Panthers won in similar style, taking down the Knights 32-10 Who scored the points? Canterbury Bulldogs 38 Tries: Sam Perrett (5), Tony Williams (11), Tim Lafai (24, 33, 44), Greg Eastwood (62), ... Read More »