Moon Of Liberty Rugby League – Super League Round 3 & NRL Round 1

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Super League Round 3

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Super League Round Up

Castleford Tigers shot to the top of Super League with a 12 try demolition of Leeds. Greg Eden and Greg Minkin both got hat tricks as the Tigers ran out 66-10 winners. After a mixed start Hull hit their stride running up a 48-8 win at Huddersfield. Marc Sneyd controlled the game as he got a hat trick of tries and scored a total of 28 points. Mason Caton-Brown got both of Wakefield’s tries as they scored their first win of the season in a 16-12 upset at Langtree Park against ST Helens.

Rock solid defense was the foundation for Champions Wigan. Anthony Gelling went over twice in a 20-0 shut out of Leigh. Salford came from behind to heap more misery on Warrington. The Wolves last years Grand Finalists sit at the bottom of the table as Junior Sa’u got two of four tries for Salford in their 24-14 win. Finally it was all square in Perpingnon as Catalan and Widnes drew 14-14. Rhys Hanbury’s late score capped Widnes comeback from 14-0 down.

Scores and match report links (Rugby-League.com)

NRL Round 1

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NRL Round Up

The NRL kicked off with Champions Cronulla going down to defeat against Brisbane. Jordan Kahu got a try and 12 points in the Broncos 26-18 win. Two tries n the firs six minutes from Cheyes Blair and Suniasi Vunivalu was enough for Melbourne despite not scoring again in the rest of the game to take a 12-6 win over Canterbury in the rain. Mitchell Moses was the general for Western Suburbs with a try and 14 points as the Tigers won a comfortable 34-18 victory over South Sydney. Joel Thompson got a hat trick and Gareth Widdop got two tries and a total of 22 points as St George/Illawarra thrashed Penrith scoring seven tries.

North Queensland scored a surprise 20-16 win in golden point overtime with Gavin Cooper getting the winning score. Latrell Mitchell got a hat trick for Sydney City as they eased past Gold Coast 32-18. The New Zealand Warriors got off to a winning start beating last years bottom side Newcastle in a tight game by 26-22. David Fusitu’a got a first half hat trick for the Warriors but two tries from Nathan Ross brought Newcastle level. The winning score seven minutes from time came from Ryan Hoffman. The round ended with Parramatta beating Manly 20-12. Clint Gutherson scored one of the Eels three tries and collected a total of 12 points.

Scores and match report links (NRL.com)

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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD

Rugby League Results

Super League Round 3

Huddersfield Giants 8Hull 48At The John Smiths Stadium, Huddersfield

Castleford Tigers 66Leeds Rhinos 10At The Jungle, Castleford

ST Helens 12Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 16At Langtree Park, ST Helens

Wigan Warriors 20Leigh Centurions 0 At The DW Stadium, Wigan

Catalan Dragons 14Widnes Vikings 14At The Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan, France

Salford Red Devils 24Warrington Wolves 14At AJ Bell Stadium, Salford

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANMarc Sneyd (Hull)

NRL Round 1

Cronulla Sharks 18Brisbane Broncos 26 – Southern Cross Group Stadium, Woolooware, New South Wales

Canterbury Bulldogs 6Melbourne Storm 12 Belmore Sports Ground, Belmore, New South Wales

South Sydney Rabbitohs 18Western Suburb Tigers 34 – ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales

ST George/Illawarra Dragons 42Penrith Panthers 10 WIN Jubilee Oval, Sydney, New South Wales

North Queensland Cowboys 20Canberra Raiders 16 – 13000 Smiles Stadium, Townsville, Queensland

Gold Coast Titans 18Sydney City Roosters 32 Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland

New Zealand Warriors 26Newcastle Knights 22 – At The Mount Smart Stadium, Penrose, Auckland

Manly Sea Eagles 12Parramatta Eels 20 – Brookvale Oval, Brookvale, New South Wales

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Joel Thompson (ST George/Illawarra Dragons)

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Moon Of Liberty World Championship Boxing – From Hull & Alabama

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World Championship Boxing

Vacant WBC Super Bantamweight Title – McDonnell v Vargas

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Vargas too good for brave McDonnell

Rey Vargas claimed the WBC Super Bantamweight title in Hull getting off to a fast start against Gavin McDonnell. Vargas dominated the first four rounds getting through with a series of heavy shots. McDonnell had a better round five and did improve but it took him too long to get to the speed required. McDonnell had a good final three rounds but was by then too far behind, Vargas deservedly being given a majority decision. McDonnell may well get another chance down the line, as for Vargas, he will be a difficult champion to dislodge.

Report (The Ring)

WBC Heavyweight Title – Wilder v Washington

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Wilder far too good for Washington

Deontay Wilder easily defended his WBC Heavyweight title against outclassed Gerald Washington. Wilder was in control from the start and opened up in round 5 when a heavy shot put Washington down. The challenger did get up only to be met by a barrage of additional punches as Wilder smelt the finish and delivered as the referee stepped in to stop the fight. For Wilder a contest with Anthony Joshua or Vladimir Klitschko must be on the cards to unify the titles before too long.

Report (The Ring)

Vacant IBF Super Welterweight Title – Hurd v Harrison

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Hurd turns it around after torrid six rounds

Jarrett Hurd had to endure a difficult six rounds against Tony Harrison before finally claiming the Vacant IBF Super Welterweight Title. Harrison came forward and controlled the fight for long periods in the early stages before Hurd began to take control from round 7 and began to wear Harrison down. A right hand late in the ninth put Harrison down and although he beat the count the referee deemed him unable to continue. Hurd remain unbeaten at 20-0 as a result and claims his first World Title in the process.

Report (The Ring)

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World Championship Boxing Results

 (Champ = Red, Challenger = Blue, New Champ = yellow)

Vacant WBC Super Bantamweight TitleAt The Ice Arena, Kingston Upon Hull

Rey Vargas (Mexico) Beat Gavin McDonell (England) by Majority Decision (117-111 116-112 114-114)

AND THE NEW WBC Super Bantamweight ChampionRey Vargas (Mexico)

WBC Heavyweight Title – At The Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Deontay Wilder (USA) Beat Gerald Washington (USA) by TKO in Round 5

Still WBC Heavyweight Champion … Deontay Wilder (USA)

Vacant IBF Super Welterweight TitleAt The Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Jarrett Hurd (USA) Beat Tony Harrison (USA) by TKO in Round 9

AND THE NEW IBF Super Welterweight ChampionJarrett Hurd (USA)

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Moon Of Liberty Rugby League -Super League Round 1

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Super League Round 1 Round-Up

Super League kicked off with the Thursday game in which ST Helens came from behind to win a tight game against Leeds 6-4. The difference being that Mark Percival converted Theo Fages try while Leeds missed their first half conversion. On Friday Castleford thrashed newcomers Leigh 44-16 with Greg Minkin and Luke Gale getting two tries each as they scored seven in all. Gale totaled 24 points including eight goals from the boot. Huddersfield claimed an impressive first up victory at Widnes as Jermaine McGillvary scored two of sic tries in a 28-16 win

Champions Wigan scored five tries in their 26-16 win at Salford including two for Oliver Gildart. Catalan got off to an impressive start with a 20-12 win over last years Grand Finalists Warrington. It was 6-6 at half time but second half tries from Greg Bird and Braydon Williame allowed The Dragons to pull away on the second half. The round ended on Sunday with Hull getting a narrow 12-8 win over Wakefield in a game that will be forgotten fairly quickly. Jake Connor may be the one exception as he got the key try on his debut and Mark Sneyd kicked four penalties to give the Humberside outfit the edge.

Links to all match reports (Rugby-League.com)

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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD

Rugby League Results

Super League Round 1

ST Helens 6Leeds Rhinos 4At Langtree Park, ST Helens

Widnes Vikings 16Huddersfield Giants 28At The Select Security Stadium, Widnes, Halton

Castleford Tigers 44Leigh Centurions 16At The Jungle, Castleford

Catalan Dragons 20Warrington Wolves 12At The Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan, France

Salford Red Devils 16Wigan Warriors 26At The AJ Bell Stadium, Salford

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 8Hull RLFC 12 – At Belle Vue Stadium, Wakefield

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANLuke Gale (Castleford Tigers)

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Moon Of Liberty Soccer Round-up

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Soccer

Premier League

Champions Leicester City became the first Premier League Champions to lose their opening game at Hull City. Hull took the lead through Adama Diomande on the stroke of half time. A Riyad Mahrez penalty leveled it up but Robert Snodgrass took advantage of some poor defend to give the Humberside outfit the perfect start and bring the champions down with a bump.

Meanwhile in Ronald Koeman’s opening game as Everton Manager the Toffeemen got off to a perfect start with Ross Barkley scoring within five minutes against Tottenham. The Lillywhites improved in the second half though and Erik Lamella got the equaliser just before the hour as it finished a point a piece. 

Championship

Disappointment for both of the Moon’s Championship sides as both Forest and Derby went down to defeats. Forest went down in the Friday night game at Brighton, Anthony Knockaert giving the Seagulls a half time lead and two goals from Glenn Murray on loan from Bournemouth saw the Sussex side ease to a comfortable win. Derby were equally disappointing at Barnsley with Conor Hourihane’s shot from range rebounding off the post and then off keeper Ben Carson into the net. Hourihane was provider again for Craig Mawson to make it two and seal Barnsley’s first win back in the Championship.

League 2

Blackpool’s fine start to League two came to a halt at Morecambe. Brad Potts gave Blackpool the lead but a penalty from Jack Dunn just before half time turned the game. Morecambe dominated the second half and got the winner through Michael Rose finishing off a smart counter attack. Notts County finally got something to build on with a point at home against Stevenage. Ben Kennedy gave Stevenage an early lead to heap more misery on the Magpies but Jon Stead got an equaliser on 15 minutes and hit the post late on as County may have felt they should have won the game, but after a dismal start to the season, a point is at least a starting point to move forward.

Mansfield are in fifth place but were unlucky not to take all three points after a 1-1 draw against newly promoted Cheltenham Town. Mitch Rose gave the Stage a deserved lead Matt Green and Russell Griffiths missed further chances, but Cheltenham got an unlikely equaliser via a 30 yard strike from Finnish international Daniel O’Shaughnessy to earn an unlikely point. Newport County got an excellent win at Leyton Orient. Recovering from their last minute loss against Mansfield last week, the South Wales side earned a 1-0 win through a first half goal from Jamie Turley.

National League

Tranmere Rovers are top of the National League after making it three out of three with a 2-1 win against Eastleigh. Connor Jennings gave Rovers the lead but Adam Dugdale pounced on a loose ball to level the scores. James Norwood missed a penalty with 15 minutes to go but got a second chance in injury and put away his fourth goal of the season to maintain Rovers 100% record. Chester City could not back up their fine win against Dagenham & Redbridge going down 3-1 at the Diva Stadium to Maidstone. Anthony Acheampong put Maidstone ahead, James Alabi equalised before the break. Ben Greenhalge and Alex Flisher got the goals to seal it for Maidstone in the second half with Alabi getting himself sent off late to to complete Chester’s poor day.

Southport got themselves off the bottom of the table with their first win of the seaons, 2-1 at home to Woking. Dennon Lewis put Woking ahead on 13 minutes but Louis Almond had Southport level within six minutes. With two minutes to go Almond was brought down for a penalty and got up to stick it away himself to secure Southport’s first win of the season. 

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South continued their excellent start to the season demolishing Ayr United 4-1 at Palmerstone Park. Derek Lyle gave Queens the lead and Stephen Dobbie whose return from Blackpool appears to have added some extra professionalism to the side added a second before Half Time. Lyle added a second on 53 minutes, Kevin Nisbet got one back for Ayr but it was mere consolation as Lyndon Dykes, on eof the heroes of the Hibs League Cup win, completed the scoring.

Full reports (BBC Sport)

Leicester   Everton   Derby   Forest   Newport   Blackpool   Mansfield  Notts Co  Chester   Tranmere   Southport   Queen Of The South

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MOON OF LIBERTY SOCCER SCOREBOARD

SOCCER RESULTS

Premier League

Everton (1) 1 (Barkley) Tottenham Hotspur (0) 1 (Lamella)At Goodison Park, Liverpool

Hull City (1) 2 (Diomande, Snodgrass)Leicester City (0) 1 (Mahrez)At The KC Stadium, Kingston Upon Hull

Championship

Brighton & Hove Albion (1) 3 (Knockaert, Murray 2)Nottingham Forest (0) 0At The Amex, Brighton

Barnsley (1) 2 (Carson {OG}, Mawson)Derby County (0) 0At The Oakwell Ground, Barnsley

League 2

Morecambe (1) 2 (Dunn, Rose)Blackpool (0) 1 (Potts)At The Globe Arena, Morecambe

Notts County (1) 1 (Stead)Stevenage (1) 1 (Kennedy)At Meadow Lane, Nottingham

Mansfield Town (0) 1 (Rose)Cheltenham Town (0) 1 (O’Shaughnessy) At Field Mill, Mansfield

Leyton Orient (0) 0Newport County (0) 1 (Turley)At The Matchroom Stadium, Leyton, London

National League

Chester City (1) 1 (Alabi)Maidstone United (1) 3 (Achampong, Greenhalge, Flisher)At The Diva Stadium, Chester

Southport (1) 2 (Almond 2)Woking (1) 1 (Lewis)At Haig Avenue, Southport

Tranmere Rovers (1) 2 (Jennings, Norwood)Eastleigh (1) 1 (Dugdale)At Prenton Park, Birkenhead

Scottish Championship

Queen Of The South (2) 4 (Lyle 2, Dobbie, Dykes)Ayr United (0) 1 (Nisbet)At Palmerstone Park, Dumfries

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Louis Almond (Southport)

Moon Of Liberty Rugby League – Super League Super 8’s

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Rugby League

Super League Super 8’s – Round 2

Hull FC returned to form at Widnes whitewashing their opponents 38-0 scoring seven tries in the process. Jordan Adbdull opened the scoring before Fetuli Felanda went over for the first of what proved to be a hat trick in an outstanding display. Abdull contributed 14 points knocking over 5/7 conversions with the boot adding to his try. Further tries from Mahe Fonua, Steve Michaels & Dean Hadley as well as the completion of Felanda’s hat trick 10 minutes from time saw Hull back to the top of the table, although Wigan and Warrington still have to play their games in round 2.

Report (Rugby League.com)

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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD

Super League Super 8’s – Round 2

Widnes Vikings 0Hull FC 38 At Select Security Stadium, Widnes, Halton

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Fetuli Felanda (Hull FC)

Moon Of Liberty Rugby League – Super League Super 8’s

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Super League Super 8’s – Round 1

ST Helens extended their winning streak to six with an impressive win to deny Warrington the chance of going top as the Super 8’s round kicked off. Tries from Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Johnny Lomax and Jordan Turner helped Saints to a 20-12 lead. A late try from Ryan Atkins gave Warrington hope but it was not enough. Hull could not take advantage top extend their lead at the top as Castleford produced a brilliant first half to take a 20-0 lead at the break and went on to win 30-16 with six tries including two from Ryan Hampshire and a 10 points including a try from Luke Gale.

Wigan recovered from their disappointing Challenge Cup Semi-Final loss with an eleven try demolition of Wakefield. George Williams and Sam Tomkins both went over twice in an easy 60-12 win to get their Super eight challenge off to a perfect start. The final game of the weekend saw a hat trick for Fouad Yaha as the Catalan Dragons comfortably saw off Widnes in a strong showing and excellent defence in their game in France. The Dragons ran out winners 26-10.

Full Reports (Rugby League.com)

Warrington v Saints Hull v Castleford Wigan v Wakefield Catalan v Widnes

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RUGBY LEAGUE

Super League – Super 8’s Round 1

Warrington Wolves 18ST Helens 20At Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Wigan Warriors 60Wakefield Wildcats 12At The DW Stadium, Wigan

Hull 16Castleford Tigers 30At The KC Stadium, Hull

Catalan Dragons 26Widnes Vikings 10 – At The Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan, France

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Fouad Yaha (Catalan Dragons)

Moon Of Liberty Rugby League – Super League & NRL Round Up

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Super League Round 22

The round began with the Hull derby with 2 tries each from Mark Minichiello and Steve Michaels easing Hull FC to a straight forward 36-12 win over rival Hull KR. A tight first half saw Widnes and Salford head into the break level at 12-12. Mason Caton-Brown’s hat trick for Salford was the difference coming out 32-24 winners Leeds stopped Wigan heading to the top of super League holding off a late fight back from the Warriors to score a surprise 18-16 win with tries for Kallum Watkins, Brett Ferres and Adam Cuthbertson.

Saturday saw a tight contest in France. Wakefeild pulled back a 12 point deficit to take the lead with a try from Mikey Sio and conversion from Liam Finn to take a 30-24 lead. Fouad Yaha’s late try give the normally reliable Pat Richards the chance to save the game, but he missed to hand Wakefield the win. Warrington moved within one point of the league leaders with a comfortable 42-26 win at Castleford including 2 tries for Rhys Evans. Denny Solomona got 4 tries for Castleford to no avail, finally a 6 try hall ford ST Helens saw them move up to fifth with a 34-18 win over Huddersfield.

Full Reports below (Rugby-League.com)

Hull v Hull KR   Widnes v Salford Leeds v Wigan  Catalan v Wakesfield Castleford v Warrington  Huddersfield v ST Helens Super League Table

NRL Round 19

Two tries from Nene MacDonald helped Gold Coast to a comfortable 32-12 win against ST George/Illawarra to open round 19. The Manly Sea Eagles and New Zealand Warriors were tied at 14-14 as the game ended. Manly took the victory with a drop goal from Daly Cherry Evans in golden point extra time. Brisbane Broncos moved up to fifth place with an impressive 30-10 win at South Sydney with 2 tries for Corey Oates.

Marika Korobibete went over twice as second place Melbourne held off a late comeback by Newcastle to win 20-16. Penrith fought back from an 18-6 deficit at the break against Parramatta with Josh Mansour completing the comeback with the winning try to seal a 22-18 win scoring 16 unanswered points in the second half. The round ended with league leaders Cronulla extending their unbeaten run to 14 games with a 32-20 win over Sydney City with Sosaia Feki getting two tries for the Sharks.

Full Reports and match Info (Fox Sports Australia)

Gold Coast v ST Geroge Manly v NZ Warriors South Sydney v Brisbane Newcastle v Melbourne Penrith v Parramatta Sydney City v Cronulla

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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD

Super League Round 22

Hull FC (18) 36  – Hull Kingston Rovers (0) 12At the KC Stadium, Kingston Upon Hull 

Widens Vikings (12) 24  – Salford City Reds (12) 32At The Select Security Stadium, Widens, Halton 

Leeds Rhinos (6) 18Wigan Warriors (4) 16At Headingley, Leeds

Catalan Dragons (18) 28Wakefield Wildcats (18) 30 At The Stade Gibert Burtus, Perpignan, France

Castleford Tigers (18) 26Warrington Wolves (16) 42At The Jungle, Castleford

Huddersfield Giants (12) 18ST Helens (22) 34At The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN OF THE WEEK – Mason Caton-Brown (Salford City Reds)

NRL Round 19

ST George/Illawarra Dragons 12Gold Coast Titans 32 At The WIN Jubilee Oval, Sydney, New South Wales

Manly Sea Eagles 15New Zealand Warriors 14At The NIB Stadium, Pert, Western Australia

South Sydney Rabbotohs 10Brisbane Broncos 30At the ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales

Newcastle Knights 16Melbourne Storm 20At the Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales

Penrith Panthers 22 Parramatta Eels 18At the Pepper Stadium, Penrith, New South Wales

Sydney City Roosters 20Cronulla Sharks 32 At The Allianz Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN OF THE WEEK – Sosaia Feki (Cronulla Sharks)

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