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Devastating Catalans prove too much for Wigan at enthusiastic Camp Nou

• Catalans Dragons 33–16 Wigan Warriors • Record crowd in Barcelona revels in five-try drubbingFor a sport that has spent the majority of its existence confined largely to the M62, the significance of what Catalans Dragons have achieved in the past yea…

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Devastating Catalans prove too much for Wigan at enthusiastic Camp Nou

• Catalans Dragons 33–16 Wigan Warriors • Record crowd in Barcelona revels in five-try drubbingFor a sport that has spent the majority of its existence confined largely to the M62, the significance of what Catalans Dragons have achieved in the past yea…

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Quentin Pongia, former New Zealand rugby league captain, dies aged 48

Pongia played 35 Tests and 137 NRL games ‘An icon of the game,’ says New Zealand Rugby LeagueTributes are flowing in for former Canberra and New Zealand forward Quentin Pongia, who has died from cancer aged 48.Pongia played 137 NRL games and 35 Tests f…

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Jack de Belin ruling offers NRL vindication if not cause for celebration | Matt Cleary

The NRL argued something had to be done given the game has had such a low base for so long Rugby league’s “summer from hell” in which sex tapes jockeyed for attention with nudity, stupidity, drunkenness and allegations of violence and aggravated sexual…

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Jack de Belin loses federal court bid to be reinstated by NRL

St George Illawarra star will remain ruled out indefinitely while he answers aggravated sexual assault chargeSt George Illawarra star Jack de Belin has lost his bid in the federal court to be reinstated by the NRL.Justice Melissa Perry ruled on Friday …

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Castleford makes sure Leeds’ shambolic start to season continues

• Leeds 8-30 Castleford• Tigers ruin Headingley’s grand re-openingThere have certainly been some significant games in the recent history of Leeds Rhinos, but arguably none have been as important as next Saturday’s game with London Broncos at the Magic …

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Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne faces additional charge in rape case

Former NRL player appears briefly in Newcastle courtHayne has not played rugby league since last yearFormer rugby league star Jarryd Hayne has appeared in court facing a second count of aggravated sexual assault against a woman in the NSW Hunter Valley…

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Bradford stun rivals Leeds to reach Challenge Cup quarter-finals

• Challenge Cup sixth round: Bradford 24-22 Leeds• Championship’s Bulls beat Super League strugglersChampionship side Bradford Bulls produced one of the greatest Challenge Cup shocks in recent memory to eliminate Super League side Leeds Rhinos and prog…

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Why rugby league needs pilgrimages like the NRL’s Magic Round | Matt Cleary

Its about more than the obvious financial benefits, it’s about bringing together rugby league people For the television viewer the NRL’s Magic Round – in which all eight games of rugby league are played at one venue – is like watching eight games of ru…

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Why rugby league needs pilgrimages like the NRL’s Magic Round | Matt Cleary

Its about more than the obvious financial benefits, it’s about bringing together rugby league people For the television viewer the NRL’s Magic Round – in which all eight games of rugby league are played at one venue – is like watching eight games of ru…

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Confident Hull sweep Castleford aside to ensure Challenge Cup progress

• Hull 28-12 Castleford• Marc Sneyd’s accurate boot sends home side into quarter-finalHull FC have made a habit of saving their best performances for the Challenge Cup in recent years and while this latest display was not quite of the level which saw t…

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NRL star Dylan Walker found not guilty of assaulting his partner

Manly centre set to return for Sea Eagles next week‘I touched her shoulder, she fell to the ground’The NRL star Dylan Walker has been found not guilty of domestic violence charges after the magistrate presiding over the case said she was not satisfied …

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‘We’re rising from the ashes’: Bradford back in the spotlight against Leeds

Bradford v Leeds used to be one of the great Super League rivalries – on Saturday the reconstituted Bulls meet their old foes for the first time in five yearsYou know you are in for a special sporting occasion when one of the chief protagonists likens …

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‘No concerns at all’ over player behaviour during NRL’s Magic Round

League will not implement restrictions or curfewsBrisbane set to welcome 300 players for weekend carnivalThe NRL has refused to put a ban on players hitting Brisbane’s party districts during Magic Round despite the powder keg potential for player misbe…

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Leeds Rhinos sack coach David Furner after dismal start to season

Rhinos stand third from bottom in Super League tableKevin Sinfield: decision ‘not one we have taken lightly’Struggling Leeds Rhinos have sacked head coach David Furner. Furner is just six months into a three-year contract after succeeding Brian McDermo…

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Leeds Rhinos sack coach David Furner after dismal start to season

Rhinos stand third from bottom in Super League tableKevin Sinfield: decision ‘not one we have taken lightly’Struggling Leeds Rhinos have sacked head coach David Furner. Furner is just six months into a three-year contract after succeeding Brian McDermo…

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Leeds Rhinos sack coach David Furner after dismal start to season

Rhinos stand third from bottom in Super League tableKevin Sinfield: decision ‘not one we have taken lightly’Struggling Leeds Rhinos have sacked head coach David Furner. Furner is just six months into a three-year contract after succeeding Brian McDermo…

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Wayne Bennett refuses to get carried away after getting last laugh against Broncos

South Sydney Rabbitohs 38-6 Brisbane BroncosBennett-Seibold grudge match fails to live up to hype South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has dismissed the notion that the NRL premiership is a three-horse race and that the Rabbitohs, Sydney Roosters and Melbo…

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Morgan Escaré helps Wigan overcome boos and London Broncos

• Wigan 18-8 London Broncos• Home side’s two second-half tries turn match roundWhat to make of the reigning Super League champions? Not even the most optimistic Wigan supporter would claim this looks anything like a side capable of defending their titl…

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Magistrate in Tyrone May NRL sex video case stands down for ‘sake of fairness’

Penrith Panthers player’s case adjourned until 17 JuneGeoffrey Hiatt’s father is club’s ex-deputy chairmanPenrith Panthers NRL utility Tyrone May will remain on bail after facing a Sydney court on charges of recording and distributing sexual acts witho…