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Pearce puts on masterclass in Roosters win

Mitch Pearce has staked his claim for a return to the State of Origin arena after putting on a masterclass in the Sydney Roosters’ 36-4 NRL win over the Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium. The Roosters halfback orchestrated a first-half blitz, setting up three tries in the space of six minutes as the Roosters broke a four-game losing streak. First ...

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Broncos snatch 8-5 NRL win over Panthers

Brisbane has celebrated Darius Boyd’s return by snatching an 8-5 NRL win over a depleted Penrith at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night. All eyes may have been on Boyd on his return from a pre-season Achilles injury but the name on everyone’s lips at fulltime was Corey Oates. Halfback Ben Hunt went from villain to hero in the dying seconds ...

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UEFA Champions League Semi-Finals

Autumn is upon us, which means mild temperatures, falling leaves, and for football fans around the world, the UEFA Champions League final. For those unsure, the Champions League is equivialent to a mini European club World Cup whereby the best teams in Europe battle it out to be crowned the Champions of Europe. The four biggest teams in the world: ...

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Knights’ great start a distant memory

  Newcastle’s great start to the NRL season looks a distant memory after the Knights slumped to a third straight loss to Parramatta on Sunday. The Eels ran out 28-22 winners in an entertaining clash at Hunter Stadium to consign Rick Stone’s side to a third loss in as many games having opened the campaign with four successive wins. Two ...

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Dragons hold off table-topping Broncos

The resurgence of St George Illawarra under the coaching of Paul McGregor has continued with the Dragons seeing off table-topping Brisbane 12-10 at Kogarah Oval on Friday night. Touted as wooden spoon contenders after opening the season with back-to-back defeats, McGregor’s side, possessing the best defence in the NRL, held off a furious late flurry of attacking raids from the ...

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NRL come down hard on Canterbury

The NRL has sent out a strong message to players who berate match officials by slapping three Canterbury players with contrary conduct charges on Monday. With the fall-out from the explosive Good Friday encounter with South Sydney still raging, Bulldogs skipper James Graham, fellow prop David Klemmer and hooker Michael Lichaa were all sanctioned by the NRL match review committee for comments made ...

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NRL refs told to let game flow

NRL referees have come under fire after failing to let the action flow in Canterbury’s 16-12 win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Friday night. Manly players remonstrated on-field and premiership-winning coach and commentator Phil Gould likened the officiating to that of under-6s game after the Sea Eagles were repeatedly called back to play the ball for walking off the mark. The ...

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Bitesize Sports Update: What you need to know

SOCCER – Western Sydney Wanderers put aside their A-League woes to open their Asian Champions League defence with a 3-1 win over Japanese giants Kashima Antlers, as Brisbane succumbed to an injury-time stunner in a 1-0 loss to 10-man Beijing Guoan. CRICKET – The luck of the Irish helped deny UAE a thrilling maiden World Cup victory, Gary Wilson’s late-hitting ...

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England looking to stop NRL player drain

Leading Super League coaches are urging their stars to shun the big dollars on offer in the NRL to stem the flow of English talent to Australia. Recently, the NRL has been treated to the hugely successful moves of Canterbury’s James Graham, the Burgess brothers at South Sydney, Warrior Sam Tomkins and Gareth Ellis at Wests Tigers, while Wigan’s dynamic ...

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Djokovic Beats Murray to Win Australian Open 

Novak Djokovic wins his fifth Australian Open title after defeating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0 on Sunday. The 27-year-old Serbian has made history now trailing legends Roger Federer (17), Rafael Nadal (14), Pete Sampras (14), Roy Emerson (12), Rod Laver (11), Bjorn Borg (11) and Bill Tilden (10) for singles slams.

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