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Beaten Dragons can’t halt the Tigers machine

THE FINAL margin was convincing enough, but Castleford Tigers’ 43-26 win over Catalans Dragons – which took them top of Super League – was far from straight-forward.

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Sheffield's Pat Walker (Picture: Marie Caley).

Impressive Bulldogs overpower Oldham with a stylish victory

Batley Bulldogs racked up a half century of points as they put Oldham to the sword and moved within two points of the top four.

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Daryl Powell

Powell’s pride as Castleford sides lead the way

THESE ARE heady days for Castleford Tigers, with two of their teams setting the pace.

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Hull KR 28 Halifax 14: Ellis miscues for record – but the Robins keep hold of unbeaten one

IT IS not often any rugby player gets the opportunity to break a world record.

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Halifax captain 
Scott Murrell.

Hull KR have a Super League squad but we believe we can win, says Halifax’s Murrell

HALIFAX captain Scott Murrell knows just what the pain of relegation felt like for Hull KR chairman Neil Hudgell – he was sat with him at that fateful Million Pound Game.

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Wakefield Trinity winger Ben Jones-Bishop has now scored 100 tries in his career.

Milestone moment proved crucial to Wakefield Trinity fightback, reveals Ben Jones-Bishop

HE may have scored his 100th career try during Wakefield Trinity’s impressive win over Leigh Centurions, but Ben Jones-Bishop was more pleased with his side’s fierce resilience.

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Luke Gale, Greg Eden and Zak Hardaker, celebrating the formers second try in their Super League victory against Leigh Centurions, have made a big impression on former Great Britain coach Brian Noble (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Castleford Tigers v Catalans Dragons: Tigers’ cavaliers cango all the way – Brian Noble

AS someone who led Bradford Bulls to five successive Grand Finals during their halcyon days, Brian Noble knows what it takes to master Super League.

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Wakefield Trinity chairman Michael Carter.

Dave Craven: Sorting out ground issue will offer hope to Wakefield’s fans

MANY people thought the days of franchises were over, disbanded three years ago with the “licensing” system ready for the brave new era. But it seems they are back. In fact, in reality, they never really went away.

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Leeds Rhinos' captain Danny McGuire wave to the fans at full time.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Huddersfield Giants 12 Leeds Rhinos 28: Giants’ struggles continue as Rhinos quickly forget theirs

QUIETLY and with the minimum of fuss, Leeds Rhinos appear joint-top of Super League on Saturday morning.

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Wigan Warriors' Anthony Gelling is tackled by Hull FC's Marc Sneyd (left)  Mark Minichiello and Danny Houghton (right). Picture: Martin Rickett/PA.

Wigan Warriors 20 Hull FC 22: Airlie Birds defy late Wigan surge to grab points

HULL FC ended champions Wigan’s unbeaten start to the season with this triumph, but were given a massive fright in the second half.

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Hull FC's Albert Kelly (left) celebrates scoring a try during a Super League match at the KCOM Stadium, Hull. (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

Wigan Warriors v Hull FC: Ruthless streak will aid Hull’s bid to slow Wigan

HEAD COACH Lee Radford has demanded Hull FC show a ruthless touch tonight or they will have no chance of ending leaders Wigan Warriors’ unbeaten run.

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Anthony Mullally celbrates his try with Matt Parcell.

Improving Mullally won’t get complacent

IMPROVING Leeds Rhinos prop Anthony Mullally admits he cannot get “complacent” on his return to former club Huddersfield Giants.

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Leeds Rhinos' chief executive Gary Hetherington

Leeds Rhinos face ‘serious implications’ if Headingley redevelopment plan collapses – Gary Hetherington

CONCERNED Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington says if the jeopardised Headingley Stadium redevelopment does not go ahead, it could spell the end of a once in a century opportunity.

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Wakefield Trinity's Jacob Miller celebrates his try against Leigh Centurions (
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe).

Wakefield Trinity 28 Leigh Centurions 24: Trinity storm back to snatch victory over Centurions

A TREMENDOUS second-half fightback earned Wakefield Trinity what could prove to be a priceless home victory over Leigh Centurions last night.

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Huddersfield's Aaron Murphy is tackled by Salford's Gregory Johnson.

Stone looking forward to seeing new pairing

HUDDERSFIELD Giants head coach Rick Stone is looking forward to seeing his new half-back pairing of Danny Brough and Lee Gaskell develop further against Leeds Rhinos tonight.

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats' Belle Vue stadium

Wakefield Trinity chairman Michael Carter admits franchise sale could happen in future

WAKEFIELD TRINITY chairman Michael Carter says he has had no approaches about selling the club’s Super League franchise – but has admitted he would consider it in the future.

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Super League Round Six: Team news, stats, predictions and odds for Castleford Tigers, Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity and Huddersfield Giants

Super League Round Six: Team news, stats, predictions and odds for Castleford Tigers, Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity and Huddersfield Giants

Castleford Tigers face a test of character against Catalan Dragons in round six of Super League after falling to a first defeat of the season last week. The clash is just one of a number of intriguing matches, which includes the Yorkshire derby between Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants.

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Wakefield Trinity's Belle Vue stadium

YP Comment: Selling of Super League status would be major blow to city of Wakefield

THAT Wakefield might no longer be home to top-flight rugby league is not just a significant setback for the sport; it’s potentially a major blow to the prestige of a proud city which has always been synonymous with the game.

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Exclusive: Wakefield Trinity considering selling place in Super League

WAKEFIELD Trinity are considering selling their Super League ‘franchise’ and essentially relegating themselves to the Championship.

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Hirst earns his chance at Trinity

WAKEFIELD Trinity head of rugby John Kear is adamant Keegan Hirst will make his mark tonight when the former Batley Bulldogs prop finally gets his Super League debut at the age of 29.

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