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Wigan dig deep to hold off a spirited Salford in qualifying final

• Wigan Warriors 18-12 Salford Red Devils• Wigan face St Helens next FridayThis was about everything the game has come to expect from the reigning Super League champions, Wigan. They have made it habitual to come good when play-off season rolls around,…

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Mata’utia makes the difference as Castleford upset Warrington in play-off

• Warrington 12-14 Castleford• Tigers play winner of Wigan v Salford gameFifth-placed Castleford survived a late rally from Warrington to ensure the Wolves’ 64-year wait for the league title will continue for at least another season on a dramatic openi…

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Mata’utia makes the difference as Castleford upset Warrington in play-off

• Warrington 12-14 Castleford• Tigers play winner of Wigan v Salford gameFifth-placed Castleford survived a late rally from Warrington to ensure the Wolves’ 64-year wait for the league title will continue for at least another season on a dramatic openi…

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Winter of discontent leaves Brisbane Broncos at NRL club’s lowest ebb | Nick Tedeschi

The NRL club is in a parlous state after a record-breaking defeat and subsequent reports of players staying out late the night beforeThe Brisbane Broncos have not endured a more damning and desolate season among the 32 they have seen. Nor has the club …

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What next for London Broncos after their ‘heartbreaking’ relegation?

London Broncos won 10 of their 29 games this season but it wasn’t enough to keep them in the Super LeagueBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredLondon Broncos can consider themselves extremely unfortunate to be relegated from the Super League. Their 1…

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RAF serviceman dies after sustaining injury in rugby league match

• Scott Stevenson hurt in inter-services game against the army• ‘This is tragic and heartbreaking news,’ says RFL chiefAn RAF senior aircraftman has died after being injured playing in an inter-services rugby league match against the army.Scott Stevens…

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Wakefield win to stay in Super League and condemn London Broncos to relegation

• Wakefield Trinity 19-10 London Broncos• Ryan Hampshire’s double enough to save TrinityLondon’s valiant battle against relegation from Super League ended in defeat on the final night of the season, as Wakefield Trinity ensured not only their own place…

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Leeds’ Stevie Ward keeps mental health in mind despite setbacks

Rhinos forward uses long injury lay-offs to spread the importance of talking about issuesPhilanthropist, mental health ambassador and rugby league player. Stevie Ward is not your average 25?year-old, but then again, very little about his life as a prof…

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London’s Jay Pitts makes sure relegation battle goes to final weekend

• Hull KR 16-20 London Broncos• Four teams on 20 points at bottom of tableJay Pitts’ dramatic late try ensured London Broncos will take the battle for Super League survival to the final weekend of the season, after Danny Ward’s side secured a dramatic …

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Castleford overtake Hull FC in play-off race thanks to Trueman show

• Castleford 44-12 Hull FC• Jake Trueman grabs hat-trick after call-up to GB train-on squadJake Trueman celebrated his first call?up to the Great Britain train-on squad by cutting through Hull FC to score a hat-trick and put Castleford in pole position…

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Toulouse Olympique are starting to dream of Super League promotion

Toulouse have been aiming for the Super League for 20 years. Win their next four games and they reach the promised landBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredWhether or not Toulouse Olympique stun Toronto Wolfpack and earn promotion to Super League in…

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Robbie Farah set to be named for Tigers’ crunch NRL game but unlikely to play

Retiring veteran has not played since breaking his leg Tigers must beat Sharks on Sunday to reach finalsWests Tigers veteran Robbie Farah is all but certain to be named for Sunday’s do-or-die NRL clash with Cronulla, but is unlikely to play.The retirin…

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Shaun Edwards looks beyond Japan to World Cup success with France in 2023

• Wales defence coach targets final and ‘taking it from there’• Edwards says he lacked the right experience for Wigan jobShaun Edwards has spoken for the first time about his decision not to become Wigan’s coach after finishing his 12-year stint with W…

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London Broncos still swinging in relegation battle nobody saw coming

Five-way battle to beat the drop has confounded expectations that Broncos would be Super League whipping boysIt is the battle nobody expected to get going at all, let alone run into the final weeks of the season. London’s surprise promotion from the Ch…

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Sports quiz of the week: fast balls, wanton boys and dropped shots

Who keeps scoring? Who had no luck? Who is changing his life?Jofra Archer’s bowling against Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s was extremely fast. But which of these is fastest?The fastest ball Archer bowled against Australia The fastest reco…

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Ken Sio’s hat-trick for Salford leaves weary Warrington chasing shadows

• Salford 22-6 Warrington• Red Devils leapfrog Wolves to go third in tableSporting success has been in short supply in Salford for a long time, but as the city’s football side begin their latest adventure as a Football League club for the first time, t…

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The Challenge Cup final had it all: glee, gloom, globalism … and gross ads

Warrington beat St Helens thanks to tries from three players who have represented four international teams between themBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredThe first person to run on to the Wembley pitch when the hooter sounded after Warrington’s su…

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Warrington and Steve Price hope final glory can lead to grand double

Lifting the Challenge Cup against St Helens to end a run of six defeats in finals has left Warrington and their coach talking of adding the Super League titleBarely an hour had passed since perhaps the greatest victory of Warrington’s modern history an…

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Warrington feast on St Helens errors to seal shock Challenge Cup triumph

• St Helens 4-18 Warrington• Man of the match Daryl Clark seals victory with late tryWarrington produced a nerveless performance to win the Challenge Cup final against a St Helens side who buckled under the pressure. But the victors will know all too w…

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St Helens v Warrington: Challenge Cup final 2019 – live!

Challenge Cup final updates from the 3pm BST kick-offAaron Bower: childhood friends to collide in showpieceAnd you can email Tom here or tweet at @Tbassam 4.33pm BST 57 mins: A great little step from Theo Fages causes a miss in the Wire defence. Coote …