Moon of Liberty Rugby League – Super League Super 8’s Round-up

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Super 8’s Round 3

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The Castleford Tigers have secured the League Leaders shield with a thumping win over Wakefield. Luke Webster ran in four of the Tigers eight tries in a dominant display ending in a 45-20 scoreline which ensure they cannot be caught with still four games to go.

Second place Leeds came close to booking their place in the top four after a closely fought 16-14 win against ST Helens.  A Jonny Lomax try helped Saints to an 8-2 half time lead, however Leeds fought back in the second half and Ryan Hall went over for the crucial winning try for the Rhinos to claim a 16-14 win. 

In the other games Hull suffered a shock big defeat against Huddersfield, A hat trick for Lee Gaskell and two tries for winger Darnell McIntosh saw the Giants run out 46-18 winners. Finally Wigan produced their best Super League performance this season to thrash Salford Two tries for Joe Burgess and 14 points including a try for George Williams saw Wigan to a 42-6 win, and are now just one point off a play-off spot.

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Super League – Super 8’s Round 3 Scores

Castleford Tigers 45Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 20

Hull FC 18Huddersfield Giants 46

Leeds Rhinos 16ST Helens 14

Wigan Warriors 42Salford Red Devils 6

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANLuke Webster (Castleford Tigers)

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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.

For More Super League results, stats and match reports (Rugby-League.com)

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.

For more NRL nrl.com or Fox Sports Australia

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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 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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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 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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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 – NRL & Super League

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NRL Round 20

12 points from Jamie Lyon including four goals and a try helped Manly to victory over South Sydney to complete Round 20 of the NRL. Manly led 18-0 at the break after a superb first half and held on in the second half to condemn South Syndey to a seventh straight defeat meaning the Rabbitohs cannot qualify for the finals series.

Full Report (Stuff.co.nz)

Super League Round 23

A hat trick of tries from Gene Ormsby for Huddersfield was in vain in a tight contest against Warrington who eventually won it with a try from Darryl Clark four minutes from time to seal a tight 34-30 win. Huddersfield will drop to the qualifiers to try and retain their Super League place next season.

Corey Thompson and Stefan Marsh got a try each and both kicked three goals as Widnes thrashed the Catalan Dragons 32-4. Both sides have qualified for the Super 8’s. Greg Minikin opened the scoring and got two of Castleford’s eight tires in their 46-20 demolition of Wakefield. Again both of these sides have qualified for the Super 8 series to determine which four sides will make the end of season play offs. The points already won will be carried over but the bottom four sides drop to their own qualifiers league with the four top Championship sides.

Full Reports (Rugby-league.com) Warrington v Huddersfield Widnes v Catalan Wakefield v Castleford Super League Final First stage Table

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NRL – Round 20

South Sydney Rabbitohs 12 Manly Sea Eagles 20 At The Allianz Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Jamie Lyon (Manly Sea Eagles)

Super League – Round 23

Warrington Wolves 34Huddersfield Giants 30At The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Widnes Vikings 32Catalan Dragons 4At The Select Security Stadium, Widens, Halton

Wakefield Wildcats 20Castleford Tigers 46At Belle Vue Stadium, Wakefield

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Stefan Marsh (Widnes Vikings)