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Match Report: Hull KR 21 Hull FC 20

In a Nutshell Hull Kingston Rovers waited until the final minute of the game for Craig Hall to land a field-goal to finally kill off a strong challenge from Hull FC. How it unfolded In a game that saw several tries controversially disallowed, the Black and Whites took the lead after 12 minutes, when Jordan Rankin crossed for a try ... Read More »

NRL to clamp down on lifting tackles

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

The NRL has directed its Match Review Committee to take a hard line against players lifting opponents into a “dangerous position” where they could injure their head or neck, following a review of performance data and tackle analytics over the first six rounds of the season. From this weekend, any player involved in a dangerous lifting tackle on an opponent ... Read More »

Match Report: Manly Sea Eagles 24-4 Cronulla Sharks

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In a nutshell The Sea Eagles built up a 20-0 half-time lead, and coasted to victory in the second half, while easily blunting the threat from Cronulla. How it unfolded The Sea Eagles took the lead in the first minutes, when a break by Jorge Taufua was supported by Steve Matai, who went over for a try converted by Jamie ... Read More »

Match Report: New Zealand Warriors 20-21 Canterbury Bulldogs

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In a nutshell The Bulldogs came from behind to snatch a late victory with a Trent Hodkinson field-goal two minutes from time to nail victory at Eden Park in front of 22,160 spectators. How it unfolded The Warriors opened the scoring after ten minutes with a try by Sam Tomkins, converted by Shaun Johnson, and they would lead all the ... Read More »

Match Report: Wests Tigers 16-4 NQ Cowboys

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In a nutshell The Tigers held on to win a tight game in Campbelltown, with former Wigan star Pat Richards scoring a try and two goals as they held off the Cowboys. How it unfolded The Cowboys took the lead on 28 minutes, when Luke Brooks dropped the ball trying to intercept a pass, and Johnathan Thurston picked up the ... Read More »

Match Report: Parramatta Eels 14-12 Sydney Roosters

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In a nutshell The Eels gained their revenge for a 50-point shellacking by the Roosters in the second round of this season’s NRL competition, holding on in a tense finish to register their third straight victory. How it unfolded In a game that was tit for tat all the way, the Eels took an early lead through a try to ... Read More »

Match Report: Canberra Raiders 12-26 Newcastle Knights

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In a nutshell Canberra again failed to win at home as the Knights pulled away in the second half to secure a comfortable victory. How it unfolded The first half saw the sides go into the sheds level at 12-all. The Raiders had opened the scoring with a try by Jarrod Croker, which he also converted, after eight minutes. But ... Read More »

Match Report: Wigan Warriors 36-14 London Broncos

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In a nutshell London Broncos took an early ten-point lead at the DW Stadium, but Wigan gradually came back into the game after a slow start to win comfortably. How it unfolded The Broncos scored early tries fro Jamie O’Callaghan and Mike McMeeken, with Josh Drinkwater adding one conversion to give them a ten-point lead. But that was as good ... Read More »

Match Report: Castleford Tigers 28-30 St Helens

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In a nutshell St Helens recovered from an 18-0 first-half deficit to retain their unbeaten record wit a late 28-30 victory. How it unfolded The Tigers shot into an early lead with tries from Jake Webster, Michael Shenton and Grant Millington, all of them goaled by Marc Sneyd. St Helens finally got into the game when Sia Soliola touched down ... Read More »

Match Report: Hull FC 30-6 Huddersfield Giants

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In a nutshell Hull FC took a 20-0 lead in the first 25 minutes, and set the Giants a hurdle that they couldn’t overcome as they tried to fight back in the second half. How it unfolded Hull scored two early tries through Fetuli Talanoa and Richard Whiting in the opening ten minutes, and although Whiting could convert neither score, ... Read More »