Moon of Liberty Rugby League – Super League & NRL Round-Up

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Super League Super 8’s Round 1

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Runaway leaders the Castleford Tigers suffered a shock home defeat as the Super 8’s kicked off. Two tires from James Roby and 10 points off the boot of Mark Percival ensured ST Helens got the shock 26-12 win at the Jungle. Nearest rivals Leeds closed the gap to eight points with an impressive win over Challenge Cup finalists Wigan. A Hat trick from Stevie Ward helped Leeds as they ran in six tries to run out 32-16 as they ran away with it after a tight first half.

Hull are in third place after a 32-16 win against Salford. It was all square at the break but Hull eased ahead in an impressive second half with Jake Connor kicking a perfect six out of six. 16 points and a try for Danny Brough was key for Huddersfield as they thrashed Wakefield 36-6 in the remaining game of the weekend.

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NRL Round 22

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Leaders the Melbourne Storm march on taking advantage of injury hit North Queensland to move 6 points clear at the top. Two tries from Suliasi Vunivalu were part of a five try victory ending 26-8. Cronulla lost ground with huge loss at Canberra who are back in the play off hunt. Two tries for Jordan Rapana and 14 points for Jarrod Crocker saw the Green Machine to an impressive and deserved 30-12 win.

Sydney City also lost ground  suffering a shock 36-18 defeat at Manly. Two tries for Tom Trbojevic and 14 points and a try from Matthew Wright were the catalyst for the Sea Eagles despite going behind early on. The big winners of the weekend were Brisbane who took advantage of Cronulla and Sydndey City’s slip ups thrashing Gold Coast 54-0. Ben Hunt had an outstanding game gabbing a hat-trick as part of the 10 try demolition. They move ominously into third place.

Elsewhere despite being down to 14 men at the end South Sydney left it late to beat ST George 26-24 with a try from Bryson Goodwin two minutes from time. Parramatta continued their good form with a comfortable win over Canterbury 20-4. Kiwi international Dallin Watene-Zelezniak went over twice as Penrith beat Western Suburbs 28-14. Finally Newcastle remain bottom but have two wins on the bounce defeating the New Zealand Warriors 26-10.

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Rugby League Results

Super League Super 8’s Round 1

Castleford Tigers 12ST Helens 28

Leeds Rhinos 32Wigan Warriors 16

Hull FC 32Salford Red Devils 18

Huddersfield Giants 36Wakefield Wildcats 6

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANStevie Ward (Leeds Rhinos)

NRL Round 22

Canterbury Bulldogs 4Parramatta Eels 20

ST George Dragons 24South Sydney Rabbitohs 26

North Queensland Cowboys 8Melbourne Storm 26

Newcastle Knights 26New Zealand Warriors 10

Gold Coast Titans 0Brisbane Broncos 54

Cronulla Sharks 12Canberra Raiders 30

Manly Sea Eagles 36Sydney City Roosters 18

Penrith Panthers 28Western Suburbs Tigers 14

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANBen Hunt (Brisbane Broncos)

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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.

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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 Rugby League – Super 8’s Round 4

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Super League Super 8’s – Round 4

Wigan’s eratic form continued as they failed to follow up their impressive win over ST Helens losing a low scoring 8-6 game against Widnes. Two first half tries from Corey Thompson gave Widnes an 8-0 half time lead. A Liam Farrell try gave Wigan hope but Widnes defence was superb as they held on for victory. Denny Solomona continued his excellent form for Castleford grabbing another hat trick as the Tigers scored eight tries in an easy 46-22 win over bottom club Wakefield who still have not won a super 8’s game.

ST Helens bounced back from their whitewash against Wigan to beat Challenge Cup champions Hull 31-10. Two second half tried from Atelea Vea moved Saints away after a tight first half. Jack Ownes also got two tries in an impressive display which maintains their hold on the fourth play off place. This was further helped as Warrington took advantage of Hull’s defeat to go top, and beat fifth place Catalan helping Saints in the process. Two tries from Declan Patton helped Warrington into an 18-0 lead at the break. The Dragons fought back with three second half tries and a Ben Garcia score putting them ahead. A late score from Ben Currie which Patton converted, ending up with 18 points on the day, won it for the Wolves and moves them top. A top four of Warrington, Hull, Wigan and ST Helens (Not necessarily in that order) is looking increasingly likely with three rounds to go.

Full Report (Rugby-League.com)  Warriors v Vikings  Tigers v Wildcats  Saints v Hull  Dragons v Wolves

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Super League – Super 8’s Round 4

Wigan Warriors 6Widnes Vikings 8 At The DW Stadium, Wigan

Castleford Tigers 46Wakefield Widcats 22At The Jungle, Castleford

ST Helens 31Hull FC 10At Langtree Park, ST Helens

Catalan Dragons 22Warrington Wolves 26At Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan, France

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Declan Patton (Warrington Wolves)

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Moon Of Liberty Rugby League – Super 8’s

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Super 8’s – Round 3

Wigan brought ST Helens seven match winning run to a shuddering halt at the DW Stadium. Wigan produced an outstanding defensive display to ensure Saints did not score a single point. A hat trick from Anthony Gelling and a perfect four for four from the boot of Matty Smith saw Wigan win 25-0 in maybe the most impressive display of the Super 8’s so far

It was much closer at the Halliwell Jones Stadium where Warrington had to come from behind as a Denny Solomona try gave Castleford an 8-6 lead at the break. Warrington rallied with three tries from Joe Westerman, Rhys Evans and Jack Hughes to eventually take a close 14-11 win. In the final game of the round 2 tries from Patrick Ah Van and 14 points including a try from Lloyd White helped Widnes ease past bottom club Wakefield 40-8. Widnes went over seven times during the game as Wakefield fast become the whipping boys of the competition.

Full Reports (Rugby League.com) – Wigan v Saints   Warrington v Castleford   Widnes v Wakefield

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Super League – Super 8’s Round 3

Wigan Warriors 25ST Helens 0 At The DW Stadium, Wigan

Warrington Wolves 14Castleford Tigers 11At The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Widnes Vikings 40 Wakefield Wildcats 8At Select Security Stadium, Widnes, Halton

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANAnthony Gelling (Wigan Warriors)

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Moon Of Liberty Rugby League – Super 8’s Round 2

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Super 8’s Round 2

ST Helens continued their recent form with a comfortable victory at home to Catalan moving them two points ahead of the Dragons into the key fourth place. Adam Swift went over for four tries and Luke Walsh converted all six tries and added a drop goal as Saints coasted to a 39-16 win and a seventh victory in a row,. Saints have also made up ground on Wigan in third after Castleford scored an impressive win over the Warriors 36-22. Denny Solomona got a hat trick and Luke Gale kicked 6 for 6 as the Tigers deal another blow to Wigan whose inconsistency continues.

Warrington kept the pressure on Hull at the top finishing the round by scoring seven tries to earn an expected win at Wakefield. Matty Russell grabbed two of the tries with 10 points from the boot of Kurt Gidley. Wakefield kept it close for a while but Warrington took more and more control to ease out to a 38-10 win in the end.

Full Report (Rugby League.com)

Saints v Catalan   Castleford v Wigan   Wakefield v Warrington

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Super League – Super 8’s Round 2

ST Helens 39Catalan Dragons 16At Langtree Park, ST Helens

Castleford Tigers 36Wigan Warriors 22At The Jungle, Castleford

Wakefield Wildcats 10Warrington Wolves 38At Belle Vue Stadium, Wakefield

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Adam Swift (ST Helens)

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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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

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Super League Round 23 – Thursday/Friday

Kicking was the difference in a tight game between Leeds and Hull KR as Liam Stucliffe kicked 4 goals for Leeds where his opposite number Josh Mantellato only converted two of Hull KR’s four tries allowing Leeds to take a 4 point win 24-20 with Ryan Hall’s late try sealing the victory. Both sides will drop into the qualifier section of the Super eights and will have to fight for their super league place next season.

Hull FC moved to the top of the table heading into the super eights with a 28-20 win at Salford. Mark Sneyd grabbed 12 point with 4 goals and a try for the league leaders. In the Wigan verses ST Helens Derby, Saints sent Wigan to a second straight defeat. Mark Percival scored 14 points with a try and two goals as the visitors moved up to fourth place with a 23-4 win over their big rivals.

Full Reports (Rugby League.com) – Hull KR v Leeds  Salford v Hull Wigan v ST Helens

NRL Round 20 – Thursday/Friday/Saturday

An Antonio Winterstein hat-trick helped ease North Queensland to a whitewash victory over Canterbury ending up 36-0 winners. Penrith scored a surprise and impressive victory at Brisbane with five tries and 10 points from the boot of Nathan Cleary aiding them to a 31-12 win. Jarrod Croker got a hat trick of tries including one in golden point extra time to help Canberra Raiders see off the New Zealand Warriors 26-22 after the two ended level after 80 minutes.

Two tries from Chris McQueen and 16 point from Ashley Taylor helped Gold Coast continue their recent good form thrashing Parramatta 34-14. 10 points form the boot of Cameron Smith helped 2nd place Melbourne keep the pressure on Cronulla (Who play Newcastle later this week) with a dominant 26-10 over Sydney City.

Full Reports & Stats (Fox Sports Australia)

North Queensland v Canterbury Brisbane v Penrith Canberra v NZ Warriors Gold Coast v Parramatta Melbourne v Sydney City

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Super League Round 23

Salford City Reds (6) 20Hull FC (12) 18At the AJ Bell Stadium, Salford

Wigan Warriors (4) 4 ST Helens (16) 23At the DW Stadium, Wigan

Hull Kingston Rovers (10) 20Leeds Rhinos (12) 24At the KC Lightstream Stadium, Kingston Upon Hull

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Mark Percival (ST Helens)

NRL Round 20

North Queensland Cowboys 36 Canterbury Bulldogs 0At the 13000 Smiles Stadium, Townsville, Queensland

Brisbane Broncos 12 Penrith Panthers 31At The Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland

Canberra Raiders 26New Zealand Warriors 22At The Gio Canberra Stadium, Bruce, Australian Capital Territory

Gold Coast Titans 34Parramatta Eels 14At The Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland

Melbourne Storm 26Sydney City Roosters 10 – AAMI Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, Victoria

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Jarrod Croker (Canberra Raiders)

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