The NRL kicked off this weekend, with the defending premiers Cronulla hosting the Brisbane Broncos to open the round. The boys from Queensland came out on top with a strong defensive showing, 26-18, where the Sharks were shorthanded with the likes of Ben Barba and Valentine Holmes missing from the
Six tries and a passion born of frustration over their stuttering title defence were not enough to see Leeds Rhinos get the better of Saint Helens last night. As with Wigan and Huddersfield this was a game where the emotions of the players were visible in the determination they showed
The tears were running down Ryan Brierley's face as what should have been a fairytale start to his Superleague career, a hatrick against Wigan, was denied by two drop goals from Matty Smith before Dan Sarginson secured the winning try that assured the Warriors avoided a giant killing.
Wigan were lucky
Does Hull Kingston Rovers have a policy of giving its supporters their money back every time the team suffers a drubbing?
If not, then they should seriously think about starting such a policy, for it was a wonder they were any Hull KR supporters left watching the end of the team's
Wigan Warriors stormed past a demoralised and depleted Leeds Rhinos at the DW stadium last night, in a game that was prevented from becoming a rout only by Wigan's excessive handling errors gifting the Leeds defence sorely needed lifelines.
From the moment the ball was first kicked down field, Wigan utterly
Initial hopes that Leeds might salvage English pride and beat North Queensland to become World Club Champions after a first half in which the Rhinos more than held their own against the Cowboys, were utterly dashed in the second half where the Australians played in a manner to which Leeds
What started off as a promising start for Wigan Warriors was barely kept from being an utter rout at the hands of Brisbane Broncos, who still delivered a thorough drubbing to their opponents. Wigan started off strongly enough with a good offence keeping the Broncos on the back foot and
Roosters defeat Saints
Keiron Cunningham made a threat to his players last week following Saints's defeat to Salford. This week that threat had an effect, for it was a markedly better St Helens side that took the fight to Sydney Roosters. Unfortunately for Saints, Sydney visibly outclassed and outplayed them.
Huddersfield Giants suffered a night of heartache as a lucky Wigan try from Josh Charnley turned a fairytale victory into cruel defeat as the Warriors scrapped home a win 18-13 at the John Smith Stadium.
Where Salford hit St Helens with shock and awe, this game was a more crude affair.
If you didn't know anything about Rugby League and were watching the sport for the first time with this match, you would be forgiven for thinking Salford were a top flight team and St Helens generally left struggling to hold on to the bottom rung of the Superleague ladder. For