Sunday, April 20, 2014
Rugby League News

Rugby League News

Match Report: Cronulla Sharks 18 Sydney Roosters 24

In a Nutshell The Roosters won a tight encounter with two tries from Shaun Kenny-Dowall to get back into the winners’ circle against the desperate Sharks. How it unfolded Anthony Minichiello almost scored early on but failed to touch down properly before Ricky Leutele scored a brilliant solo try, beating several Roosters defenders, with Michael Gordon adding the conversion. But ... Read More »

Full-time report: Warrington Wolves 44-6 Widnes Vikings


In a nutshell Warrington put in a polished and impressive display to thoroughly outclass Widnes Vikings in front of a strong crowd at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium. How it unfolded 4’ – Gareth O’Brien opens Warrington’s account for the day after powering over from close range, via the video referee. Chris Bridge lands the conversion: 6-0. 11’ – O’Brien involved again, ... Read More »

First-half report: Warrington Wolves 24-0 Widnes Vikings


How it unfolded 4’ – Gareth O’Brien opens Warrington’s account for the day after powering over from close range, via the video referee. Chris Bridge lands the conversion: 6-0. 11’ – O’Brien involved again, this time putting in a superb kick that finds Joel Monaghan on the wing, the Aussie making easy work of the grounding. Bridge converts from the ... Read More »

Michael Maguire hails gutsy Rabbitohs


South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has praised the Rabbitohs in the wake of their 14-15 loss to Canterbury Bulldogs earlier today. Injury struggles meant the Bunnies, at one point in the match, had only 13 fit players. Indeed, Kyle turner was concussed, Dave Tyrell had a head injury, Joe Picker had a rib problem and Apisai Koroisau hurt his shoulder. ... Read More »

Match preview: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Castleford Tigers


Wakefield coach Richard Agar calls the fit again Dean Collis (quad), Reece Lyne (toe) and Daniel Smith (head) into his squad for the West Yorkshire derby. They replace Luke Briscoe, Lucas Walshaw and the injured Ali Lauiti’iti. Castleford head coach Daryl Powell makes two changes as the Tigers attempt to maintain their impressive start to the season. Backs Richard Owen ... Read More »

Match report: Manly Sea Eagles 26-21 North Queensland

Johnathan Thurston was outstanding throughout. ©Action

In a nutshell Jamie Buhrer scored a 77th minute try to give the Sea Eagles a superb come-from-behind victory. How it unfolded 7’ – A succession of clever passes and a classy step from Steve Matai, sees the centre go over to open the scores. Jamie Lyon adds the extras: 6-0. 21’ – A gorgeous, flat cross-field kick from Johnathan ... Read More »

Match report: Newcastle Knights 6-32 Brisbane Broncos

Alex Glenn scores Brisbane's first try. ©Action

In a nutshell Brisbane outclassed Newcastle to take the two points in convincing style. How it unfolded 16’ – Alex Glenn opens Brisbane’s account after Jack Reed jumped highest to knock back a cross-field kick. Parker misses the conversion: 0-4. 22’ – The Broncos spread it to the right, Ben Barba sells the Knights defence a dummy, and over goes ... Read More »

Craig Fitzgibbon to join Kangaroos coaching setup

Craig Fitzgibbon

Former Australian international Craig Fitzgibbon has been appointed to the Kangaroos’ national coaching setup, after impressing Tim Sheens enough to secure a role with the side. Fitzgibbon is currently a member of the Sydney Roosters coaching staff alongside Steve McNamara, and will combine club and country roles for the Kangaroos, beginning with the ANZAC Test against New Zealand later next ... Read More »

Four Bulls first-teamers facing lay-offs

Francis Cummins. ©RLPhotos

Bradford Bulls boss Francis Cummins has described last night’s loss to local rivals Leeds Rhinos as frustrating, and revealed four first-team players picked up potentially serious injuries. As if being outscored nine tries to one wasn’t bad enough, the 37-year-old watched on as Matty Blythe injured his knee, Jamie Donaldson picked up an ankle injury, Adam Sidlow hurt his back, ... Read More »