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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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 Rugby League – Super League Round 2

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Super League Round 2

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Super League Round Up

Round 2 of Super League began with Catalan coming from behind to beat Hull in a tight contest. Hill led 8-4 at half time but Ritchie Myler crossed early in the second half to gave the Dragons the lead and 12 points from Luke Walsh saw them take a 16-14 win to make it two wins out of two. Newcomers Leigh got their first win beating ST Helens 24-16 taking control in the first half through tries from Atelea Vea, Gareth Hock and Jamie Acton. Leigh held on to claim their first ever win in Super League.Newly crowned World Champions Wigan were taken all the way by Widnes who took a surprise 26-12 lead after 60 minutes. However tries from Lewis Tierney, Joe Burgess and a second of the game from Oliver Gildart six minutes from time completed the comeback to earn a 28-26 victory for the Warriors.

Castleford scored an impressive 30-22 win at Warrington. Greg Eden got two of the Tigers six tries to claim victory over last season’s Grand Finalists  Leeds got their second straight win as Liam Sutcliffe’s try three minutes from time breaking the deadlock seeing the Rhinos to a 20-14 win over Salford. Sam Wood got two of five tries as Huddersfield beat Wakefield 24-16. The Wildcats are bottom of the table after the loss. Danny Brough’s four points for Huddersfield takes him into the top 10 of Super League’s all time points scorers, he was also acting captain to cap a successful day

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

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Rugby League Results

Super League Round 2

Hull 14Catalan Dragons 16At The Circle, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Leigh Centurions 24ST Helens 16 At The Leigh Sports Village, Leigh

Widnes Vikings 26Wigan Warriors 28 At Select Security Stadium, Widnes, Halton

Warrington Wolves 22Castleford Tigers 30At The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Leeds Rhinos 20Salford Red Devils 14At Headingley, Leeds

Huddersfield Giants 24Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 16At Belle Vue Stadium, Wakefield

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANGreg Eden (Castleford Tigers)

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Rugby League Super League – World Club Challenge

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World Club Challenge – Wigan v Cronulla

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Wigan Champions of the World

Wigan Warriors are the Champions of the Rugby League World after defeating NRL Champions Cronulla in the World Club Championship match. Joe Burgess got the first try within three minutes and added a second half way through the first half. Some excellent defense helped the shut out Cronulla in the first half to take a 10-0 lead into half time. It was fitting the Oliver Gildart, whose father was in the Wigan team that won this trophy against Manly in 1987, was to score the first try of the second half. Jesse Ramien’s try finally got Cronulla on the board but they could not build on it as Burgess completed his hat trick at the end to secure a deserved 22-6 win for Wigan, who claim their fourth World title.

Report (Rugby-League.com)

Runners Up Challenge – Warrington v Brisbane

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Ball Control the key for Warrington in historic win

A superb first half with no handling errors was the key to Warrington getting their first ever win against top NRL opposition with a 27-18 victory over Brisbane. Kevin Brown, Ryan Atkins, Matty Russell and Tom Lineham all scored tries in a blistering first half showing leaving them 24-6 ahead at the break. Tries from James Roberts and David Mead hinted at a comeback from the Broncos in a much better second half showing. The boot of Declan Patton with a penalty and drop goals kept Warrington’s lead sufficiently strong to ensure the victory. This with Wigan’s victory mean Super League have won the World Club Challenge series for the first time since it was expanded beyond just a meeting of the Champions, a great weekend for British Rugby League.

Report (Rugby-League.com)

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Rugby League Results

World Club Challenge Match

Wigan Warriors 22Cronulla Sharks 6At The DW Stadium Wigan

World Club Challenge Series Match

Warrington Wolves 28Brisbane Broncos 17At The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Wigan Warriors Are the World Club Champions

World Club Challenge SeriesSuper League 2 NRL 0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANJoe Burgess (Wigan Warriors)

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Moon Of Liberty Rugby League – Super League

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Super League Update

Super League Round-Up

Due to the World Club Challenge series there were only two Super League games this week that were originally scheduled for Round 11. The Salford Red Devils got their first win on the board with victory at Huddersfield. The Giants got the first try through Jermaine McGillvary but after that Salford took control through Greath O’Brien who got two of the Red Devils four tries and clocked up 22 points. Salford went on to win the game 30-20

In the other game Leeds squeaked passed newcomers Leigh. Adam Cuthbertson, Ryan Hall and Jimmy Kienhorst got there three tries to give Leeds a 15-8 lead at half time. Leigh fought back in the second half through a Ben Crooks try bringing Leigh within one. Liam Sutcliffe kicked the crucial penalty to move Leeds out to an 17-14 lead and held on to claim their first victory of the season.

Scores & Match Report Links (Rugby-League.com)

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Rugby League Results

Super League – Rescheduled Round 11

Huddersfield Giants 20Salford Red Devils 30At John Smiths Stadium, Huddersfield

Leigh Centurions 14Leeds Rhinos 17At The Leigh Sports Village, Leigh

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANGareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils)

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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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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 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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RUGBY LEAGUE

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 – 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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MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD

RUGBY LEAGUE

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)