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- Fulham players and fans celebrate their return to the Premier League. Photo: Reuters Fulham returned to the Premier League after a four-year absence as Tom Cairney scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Saturday, the richest game in world football....

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- Brad Fittler looks to freshen NSW pack ahead of Origin IThree-game series starts June 6 at MCG in MelbourneNSW coach Brad Fittler appears set to bank on a record number of debutants in the State of Origin series opener in Melbourne, with up to 11 rookies expected to be named.Fittler will unveil his first Blues squad on Monday night, embarking on the biggest changing of the guard in Origin history ...

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Rugby League news from Saturday, May 26, 2018

- Halifax fought off a second-half comeback to seal a 24-18 win over Featherstone Rovers and move to within one point of the top four. Rovers had led 18-14 after trailing 14-0 at half time however they couldn’t hold on as they fell to their fourth defeat from four Summer Bash visits. Scott Murrell claimed Ben Kaye’s grubber kick to touch… The post Halifax edge Featherstone in nail-biting Summe...

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- For Kieron Purtill, this week was 20 years in the making. After a long journey in the coaching world, Purtill finally landed his first permanent head coaching opportunity as Leigh appointed him until the end of the season. It’s hard to argue that he didn’t deserve it. Having spent years honing his craft as an assistant at St Helens and… The post Purtill keen to grasp opportunity after earnin...

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- Picture credit: Matt Nable Whether he’s asking his co-commentators for their ‘forts’ on the action or managing to somehow not complete the phrase ‘Beanie’s for Brain Cancer’ three times across an 80-minute stretch, this scribe is fairly confident Matt Nable is the worst commentator in the NRL right now, but am I right, or is there someone else out there that grates you more than Nable...

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Rugby League news from Saturday, May 26, 2018

- Hull KR moved off the bottom of the league as they shocked Wigan to win 24-8. Junior Vaivai (2), Adam Quinlan and Chris Atkin all scored to provide Tim Sheens with a much-needed win against a Wigan side uncharacteristically poor in defence. The Warriors had gone 8-0 ahead through a Joel Tomkins try and two Sam Tomkins goals. But the… The post Robins stun Wigan appeared first on Total Rugby Leagu...

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- Overview ?Two in-form teams meet in what could be the match of the round, as the third-placed Warriors host the fourth-placed Rabbitohs from Auckland.  ?The Warriors have shown the ability to bounce back from two heavy defeats this season, registering a win away against the lowly Eels last week, doing it again without their talisman Shaun Johnson and captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. This has kept the...

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- Wakefield picked up a crucial victory as three first-half tries secured a 19-6 win over Widnes. The Vikings, who are now five points adrift of the top eight and bottom of the league, saw the damage done in the first-half as Pauli Pauli, Dave Fifita and Tom Johnstone all scored. Patrick Ah Van to give Widnes hope in the second-half… The post More pressure on Widnes as Wakefield return to winning ...

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