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Manfredi Double Earns Wigan Legends Winning Exit

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane sealed his legendary status at this famous Club with their third Grand Final Victory since the start of his tenure and their fifth grand final victory of the current super league era.
This was a majestic demonstration of the defensive qualities that have characterised Wigan this season. They were water tight on a rain soaked evening at old Trafford .
 Dominic Manfredi scored twice to seal a remarkable comeback from nearly two years of injury and what a satisfying day this must be for this illusive winger.
This was a blood and guts encounter with two teams giving their all. it was a high stake emotional rollercoaster with coach of the year Shaun Wane heading for pastures new along with Sam Tomkins , Ryan Sutton and John Bateman.
This was their night and their year and whilst at times it was not pretty, this was “ hard ass” rugby league in a  tough, no nonsense spectacle .

Warrington Wolves played their part, and they are a club with much to be proud of . Two…

Malta Claim RLENWC 2018 Title with Win over Niue

Malta and Niue met in the final of the 2018 Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championship, with the two group A sides wanting to leave this championship with some silverware. Niue got the best of Malta in their previous encounter this tournament, winning 26-16 so Malta wanted to take this game back.

Both teams opened up the game through some solid sets, Niue would get the first points on the board through Justice Utatao. Zeb Luisi sent a beautiful kick over to his winger, who caught the Maltese wingers off guard and planted the ball down to give Niue their first try.

Eddy Paea made no mistake from the left edge to give Niue a 6-0 lead after 5 minutes of play.

Malta hit back after some sustained pressure down in Niue's end of the field, with Jarrod Sammut slicing through the defense to score right under the posts.

After playing in Canada and leading the London Broncos back into the UK Super League just last weekend, Sammut flew back to play for Malta and it would reap the reward…

Solomon Islands Hit Half Century To Claim The plate

The Solomon Islands have been notorious for their fast starts, the Sollies living up to their reputation when Singamoana broke from the base of a scrum on their own 20, fending chasers off to squeeze into the corner, the kick missed.

From the kick off the Solomon Islands would cross again, this time on the opposite side, Angikamua breaking down the left edge to speed away and ground under the posts and extend the Solomon Islands lead to 10-0 after Eddie Mueavia kicked the conversion.

Eddie Mueavia grabbed the Solomon Islands 3rd try in 9 minutes of play, the ball moved put to the left wing having created the overlap, Eddie Mueavia then converting his own try to make it a 16-0 lead.

After 15 minutes of defending Hong Kong were finally allowed to do some attacking, Blaise Barnes spinning and fending away from would be tacklers, eventually finding a hole to dive through and putting his side on the board, the kick missed.

The Solomon Islands would cancel out Hong Kong's try on the 20 minu…

Poland Hold Off Fightback To Lift Trohpy.

Poland would make a dream start to the final, opening the scoring inside the third minute, Ethan Niszczot stepping and fending away from contact 20 metres from the line, cutting a hole in the defence to go over under the sticks, the kick converted by Ethan Niszczot.

Poland extended their lead after some sloppy marker work, nobody anticipating that Chippie Korostchuk would opt to go the short side, the big second rower smashing over the top of Goodwin to extend the lead of the Polish side to 10-0, the conversion taking the post.

Poland continued to dominate the first half, barnstorming runs breaking tackles anywhere and everywhere on the field, the Philippines hanging on and denying the Polish side more points, giving them hope of a comeback.

Harry Siejka benefitted from a spilled ball from a chipped kick 1 minute before halftime, the ball coming loose and the halfback the fastest to react to dive over into the corner and give Poland a 14-0 lead at the halfway point.

The Philippines made a…

Greece Hold Out Hungary for 3rd Place

Greece and Hungary met for the second time in the tournament, with Greece looking to make amends after losing to Hungary 20-18 on the opening day of the tournament. The third place play-off ensured that there would be plenty of good hits, fancy footwork and a few nerves. Those nerves would show very early on.

A very nervous start from Hungary proved costly, with a poor error on their first set setting them back a try. Greece would go over through George Tsikrikas, charging over from short range to open the scoring after just 2 minutes.

The conversion from Sam Stratis would be successful to give Greece a 6-0 lead after 3 minutes.

Greece would look to go over yet again, however some fantastic scrambling defence would see Hungary barrel over the Greek side to save themselves a 10-0 deficit.

10 minutes later, Sam Stratis got his name on the scoresheet after a perfectly worked play from the Greek side. The ball was swung to the left hand side, and a few Hungarian defenders were just caught…

Mediterranean-Middle East Cruise to Confederation Championship

The Confederation Championship Final between Africa United Rugby League and Mediterranean Middle-East Rugby League proved to be one way game as the Mediterranean Middle-East team came home big winners 32-6.

It only took less than ten minutes for the Mediterranean side to take the lead in the Championship Final and it was through the classy hooker in Ahmed Rezai. A cheeky dash out of dummy half to catch the lazy goal line defence out gave the Mediterranean side the 4-0 lead. The conversion was successful by Addison Demetriou.

Another dummy half solo play saw the Mediterranean side quickly extend their lead. The big front rower in Jad Mahmaud picked up the ball, and took off for the line, shedding off defenders before collapsing over the try line with multiple defenders hanging off him. Addison Demetriou converted for a 12-0 lead.

Disciplinary issues were proving to be a big issue for the African United side as they once again invited the Mediterranean into their half. An overlap on th…

Frost triple helps Australia win the PDRL Championship

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Australia and New Zealand were locked at 1 win a piece in the Physical Disability Championship, both sides were hoping to grab the series today at St Mary’s Stadium. 
Australia had early field position in New Zealand’s danger zone but a kick that went a little too long over the dead ball line would stop any momentum Australia had. 
New Zealand winger Phil Milne made himself known to the Australian defence making some good metres down the sideline before helped off the field to an injury after a tough tackle from the Australian prop Ed Sharp. 
In the 10th minute we had our first try to Australia through centre Daniel Frost who finished off a nice backline move and showed a lot of pace burning a couple of New Zealand defenders and to add insult to injury he improved his position under the posts and so he was able to convert the goal to give his side a handy 6-0 lead. 
Australia’s halfback Mitch Gleeson looked for a couple of opportunities to score but the New Zealand defence were able to ke…