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Debate: Does Tom Makinson deserve an England call-up?

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Joe Whitley (JW): Despite being on the losing side today, Tommy Makinson had another superb game, scoring his 10th and 11th tries of the season. There are calls for him to represent England in the near future. What do you think? Aaron Bower (AB): I certainly think so. It’s a shame England don’t really have any fixtures to speak of ... Read More »

Match report: Wakefield T Wildcats 20-43 Castleford Tigers

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In a nutshell Castleford Tigers got in front early but were forced to weather a storm to hold off the Wildcats and earn a valuable two points. How it unfolded 3’ – The Tigers’ star winger Justin Carney opens the scoring after finishing off a move started by Andy Lynch, who offloaded to Marc Sneyd, who then passed on to ... Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

Full-time report: St Helens 14-33 Wigan Warriors

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In a nutshell St Helens’ unbeaten record was brought to an end in front of a sell-out crowd at Langtree Park, thanks to a polished all-round display from Wigan Warriors, who had just 14 fit players when the final whistle sounded. How it unfolded 1’ – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocks on with the game’s first carry, thanks to an Iain Thornley ... Read More »

Michael Maguire hails gutsy Rabbitohs

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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 »

First-half report: St Helens 14-20 Wigan Warriors

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How it unfolded 1’ – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocks on with the game’s first carry, thanks to an Iain Thornley tackle. Wigan get the head and feed. 2’ – Wigan get consecutive sets thanks to a Lance Hohaia touch that brings the tackle count back to zero. Sean O’Loughlin forces his way over from dummy half. Matty Smith lands the conversion: ... 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

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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 »

Four Bulls first-teamers facing lay-offs

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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 »