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Tom Johnstone puts marker down for Test series in England stroll past France

• England 44-6 France• Debutant winger Johnstone scores hat-trick before NZ seriesIt was not so much a Test, more a walk in the park for England as Wayne Bennett’s side sauntered through an understrength France team in their only warm-up game before th…

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What next for Wigan and Warrington after the Super League Grand Final?

Warrington’s title drought goes on for another year, but will Wigan be vulnerable next season after their triumph?By Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredGritty, nerve-wracking and desperate it might have been but, remove the extraordinary emotional so…

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Richie Myler back in England side and admits he has much to prove

• England will give debuts to eight players at Leigh Sports Village • ‘It’s up to me to take the opportunity,’ says MylerRichie Myler returns to the England side for the first time in six years on Wednesday evening. The Leeds scrum-half has not played …

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Rugby league: Australia looked like they were enjoying the off-season, but Kiwi were pumped

Mt Smart stadium was poorly attended for the men’s and women’s Tests, but the games were intriguing encountersThe month of October is something of an otherworld for Australian sport. The AFL and NRL are in hiatus, cricket is not yet in full flow, and r…

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Dom Manfredi: from injury and HGVs to driving Wigan’s Grand Final win | Aaron Bower

The winger, who scored two tries in the 12-4 victory over Warrington, nearly quit rugby league but has ‘climbed Everest’Given the sheer multitude of stories attached to Wigan’s Grand Final victory against Warrington on Saturday night, it was not hard t…

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Shaun Wane gets perfect parting gift as Wigan beat Warrington in Grand Final

• Wigan 12-4 Warrington• Dominic Manfredi double gives Wigan fifth Super League titleFor Wigan, the Super League title for the fifth time. For their coach, Shaun Wane, and his group of departing stars, the fairytale finale in cherry and white they had …

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Super League Grand Final 2018: Wigan 12-4 Warrington – as it happened

Dom Manfredi scored two tries as Wigan bid farewell to iconic coach Shaun Wane and Sam Tomkins with a 12-4 Grand Final success over WarringtonWane receives perfect parting gift at Old Trafford 8.36pm BST And with that, I shall bid my own farewell, albe…

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Rugby league: New Zealand end Australia’s winning streak

Kangaroos suffer first Test loss under coach Mal MeningaKiwis’ first win over Australia since 2015 Anzac TestA Joey Manu-inspired New Zealand have brought Australia crashing back to earth with a 26-24 upset in their rugby league Test at Mt Smart stadiu…

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Sportwatch: NZ beat Australia, Bogut loses on NBL debut, Redzel wins Everest, Jillaroos win – live!

Updates on a busy day of Australian sportAny thoughts? Get in touch on email 9.53am BST Thank you for your company and your comments this afternoon. I’ll be back here to do it all again tomorrow afternoon. A full report on the Kiwis/Kangaroos game will…

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Shaun Wane: ‘I don’t cry much but I’ve just got upset then, haven’t I?’

Wigan’s coach, facing the Grand Final against Warrington, is aiming to leave his beloved club with a fifth major trophyIt is often a thankless task trying to get a read on the stony-faced Shaun Wane and his emotions, but as the record buttons were pres…

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Women’s rugby league helping tackle domestic violence in PNG | Alex McClintock

In a country where the sport is omnipresent, it has become an unlikely driver of gender equality and women’s rights“Rugby league” and “women’s rights” are not phrases often uttered together in the Australian context, except perhaps in the negative. Whi…

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Steve Price’s Warrington Wolves can finally end a 63-year trophy drought

The underdogs are looking to spoil Shaun Wane’s farewell party at Old TraffordThe emotion driving Wigan’s pursuit of a fifth Super League title in Saturday’s Grand Final has dominated most of the headlines before the season-ending finale at Old Traffor…

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Sports quiz of the week: misses, nicknames, thieves and a circus act

Who can’t score? Who was worried? And who hit the spot?Which of these football teams has not scored a goal in more than 600 minutes of action?Bayern MunichBarcelonaReal MadridMonacoThe circus troupe Cirque du Soleil are producing a new show about which…

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Sam Tomkins keen to go out with a Grand Final bang for beloved Wigan | Aaron Bower

As the full-back prepares to face Warrington in his last game, he reminisces about how hard he found it as a youngster to satisfy Shaun Wane, who is also bowing out of WiganFrom the moment Sam Tomkins burst on to the rugby league landscape in 2008, the…

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Roosters to debut as rivals in Australia-New Zealand Test

Centres pair Latrell Mitchell and Joseph Manu go head-to-head for Kangaroos and Kiwis on SaturdayLatrell Mitchell can’t guarantee he’ll spare good friend Joseph Manu from a verbal onslaught when the Roosters centre pairing go head-to-head in the trans-…

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St Helens’ departing Ben Barba is Super League’s 2018 Man of Steel

• Barba, 29, becomes sixth Australian to win award• Wigan’s Shaun Wane named coach of the yearBen Barba has been named Super League’s 2018 Man of Steel. The 29-year-old full-back, who will leave St Helens at the end of this season to join the NRL side …

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