Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sharks and Storm battle to sign Marshall

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Cronulla Sharks and Melbourne Storm are the last two clubs remaining in the battle to sign Benji Marshall, the former Wests Tigers star who announced that he would return to the NRL after pulling the plug on his nascent rugby union career with the Auckland Blues. Marshall has already rejected approaches from North Queensland, Parramatta and St George Illawarra, as ... Read More »

Video: Tony Smith compliments Doncaster

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I spoke to Warrington head coach Tony Smith after his team secured their place in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals with a big win over Doncaster yesterday. Wolves were too good for the Championship side, who rested several players, running out convincing 68-0 winners. Warrington posted 30 points in the first half and piled on another 38 in the second period, ... Read More »

Scoreboard: All this weekend’s Rugby League results

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Challenge Cup (click for reports) Wigan Warriors 52-8 Hunslet Hawks Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers Warrington Wolves 68-0 Doncaster Salford Red Devils 20-30 Widnes Vikings Bradford Bulls 33-20 Catalan Dragons Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles Leeds Rhinos 32-12 St Helens Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars Kingstone Press Championship Whitehaven 0-34 North Wales Crusaders Want more Rugby League news and features? ... Read More »

Match report: Castleford Tigers 60-16 Sheffield Eagles

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In a nutshell Castleford overpowered their Championship opposition and cruised into the next round of the Challenge Cup. The story of the game 3’ – Scott Turner try; Dominic Brambani missed goal: 0-4 7’ – Justin Carney try; Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/1): 4-4 11’ – Justin Carney try (second); Kirk Dixon missed goal (0/2): 8-4 17’ – Grant Millington ... Read More »

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 »