Tag archive for ‘rugby league’
By Simon Mulligan On Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Wigan Choose Leeds in Club Call

Wigan Warriors suprised nobody by choosing to play Leeds Rhinos in next weekend’s Super League play-off semi-final. Wigan, as highest ranked semi-final qualifiers from Week One, had the choice between More...

James Graham
By Simon Mulligan On Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Liverpudlian Graham Aims to Join Elite Band of Brits to Cap Off Dream Year

Rugby League’s Scouse custodian, James Graham will aim to join an elite band of British players next weekend when his Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs side take on Melbourne Storm in the Australian NRL Grand More...

Sinfield, the most successful Leeds captain in history, is searching for a record 6th Grand Final triumph.
By Simon Mulligan On Friday, September 21st, 2012

Catalans 20-27 Leeds: Sinfield Guides Champions to 80 Minutes from Old Trafford

The ominous presence of Leeds Rhinos in the Super League play-offs continues as the reigning champions recorded a crucial 27-20 win in Perpignan over the Catalans to put themselves one game away from yet another More...

By Simon Mulligan On Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Hull Set up Crunch Test for Warrington after Mixed Opening Week

Warrington Wolves will hope to keep their Super League season alive when they face Hull FC next Saturday after the Airlie Birds’ 46-10 win over Huddersfield Giants on Sunday saw them progress to Week Two. The More...

19 year old Makinson scored 16 points on the night for the Saints.
By Simon Mulligan On Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Warrington 6-28 St Helens: Super Saints Into Last 4

Play-off specialists St Helens put themselves 80 minutes away from a seventh successive Grand Final appearance with an impressive 28-6 victory over Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Saints, who finished More...

By Simon Mulligan On Friday, September 14th, 2012

Wigan 46-6 Catalans: Leaders Breeze Into Semi-Finals

Wigan Warriors eased through to the last 4 of the Super League play-offs with a methodical 46-6 thrashing of the Catalans Dragons with George Carmont becoming the third Wigan player to score a hat-trick in play-off More...

Old Trafford
By Simon Mulligan On Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Super League XVII Play-Offs: Race to Old Trafford Begins In Earnest

 With less than 4 weeks to Grand Final night, the Super League season gets serious as the race to be champions of 2012 heats up. With the all-important play-offs set to kick off this weekend, I will consider all More...

SL Dream Team
By Simon Mulligan On Monday, September 10th, 2012

Six Warriors, Three Wolves and a Saint In Super League Dream Team

Ten of the thirteen players named in the 2012 Super League Dream Team today come from clubs around the region, with six debutants featuring in the side. Wigan Warriors, who topped the regular league table have six More...

Bradford Bulls
By Simon Mulligan On Monday, September 10th, 2012

Super League XVII: Six Fall after Turbulent Off-Field Season

Fourteen is reduced to eight as the Super League XVII weekly rounds came to an end this weekend to make way for this year’s play-off series. For the 6 sides who failed to make the cut preparation can now start More...

Samoan second rower Tony Puletua received the man-of-the-match awar, having a hand in 3 Saints scores with his archetypal offloads to atone for his early defensive error
By Simon Mulligan On Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Wigan 18-26 St Helens: Saints Spoil Wigan Party to Book Play-Off Trip to Warrington

St Helens dampened Wigan’s League Leaders Shield celebrations somewhat with a 26-18 victory against the 12-men Warriors at the DW Stadium in a pulsating derby encounter. The win gives Saints third place, More...