Friday, November 28, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Match Report: Melbourne Storm 26-28 Gold Coast Titans

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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 »

Match Report: St George Illawarra Dragons 6-26 South Sydney

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In a Nutshell South Sydney dominated territory and possession and they were helped by a penalty count in their favour. How it unfolded The Rabbitohs took the lead with a penalty by Adam Reynolds for stealing the ball after ten minutes. And they extended their lead late in the first half with converted tries by Luke burgess. and Jason Clark to ... Read More »

Match Report: Penrith Panthers 12-6 Canberra Raiders

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In a Nutshell The Panthers kept up their good form with a close win against the Raiders, who were unable to convert late pressure into points. How it unfolded The Panthers opened the scoring after 15 minutes when Jamal Idris and Dean Whare created a try for debutant winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak. Matt Moylan couldn’t convert, and they added to their lead ... Read More »

Match Report: Cronulla Sharks 37-6 New Zealand Warriors

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In a Nutshell Sharks winger Nathan Stapleton scored four tries as the Sharks defeated a disappointing Warriors side to gain their first win of the NRL season. How it unfolded Although Stapleton scored 16 points, the stars of the show were the Sharks’ halfbacks Todd Carney and Jeff Robson, who led their side brilliantly around the field, despite the continuing ... Read More »

Is Benji Marshall set for a return to Rugby League?

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A former New Zealand test star turned journalist has suggested Kiwi legend Benji Marshall could be set for a return to Rugby League after finding it difficult to adapt to rugby union. Tony Kemp, who was a highly-rated utility player with Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Tigers and Newcastle Knights – and has 25 New Zealand caps – claims Marshall is unsettled ... Read More »

Iestyn Harris to join Salford this weekend

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Current Wigan Warriors assistant Iestyn Harris is expected to complete his move to Salford Red Devils this weekend. Harris – who coached Wales during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup – will not be at Wigan’s game against Dewsbury this evening, with his move to the Devils looking like being completed early next week. He will join a Devils coaching ... Read More »

Fakir set to make Bulls debut against Oldham

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New Bradford signing Jamal Fakir has been named in Francis Cummins’ 19-man squad to face Oldham in Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash at the Provident Stadium. The France international, who penned a deal with the Bulls this week, could line up alongside Scotland World Cup star Dale Ferguson, who is back from injury six weeks ahead of schedule. Loanees Anthony Mullally ... Read More »

Wolves unveil Challenge Cup squad for Hull KR visit

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Warrington Wolves have named their 19-man squad for Sunday’s Challenge Cup round four clash with Hull Kingston Rovers. Coach Tony Smith is leaving nothing to chance and has picked a full-strength squad featuring all 17 of the side that defeated Huddersfield Giants last week. Warrington’s 19-man squad 1 Matty Russell 3 Chris Bridge 4 Ryan Atkins 5 Joel Monaghan 6 ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull KR v Warrington Wolves

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Hull Kingston Rovers and Warrington lock horns in one of five all-Super League clashes this weekend, with the Wolves looking to continue their rich recent history in the famous tournament. With Matthew Russell easing himself back to full fitness for the Wolves, the visitors are likely to be considered as favourites for their trip to East Hull – where they ... Read More »