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The former England hooker Shaun Lunt demonstrated his value to Huddersfield with an impressive return from a calf injury that spurred them to a 36-18 Super League win at Wakefield.

John Kear, the newly appointed Wales coach, will face Scotland in his first fixture in charge

European Campionships hopefuls get Four Nations carrot

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Shaun Wane laments weakness of Wigan as Bulls salvage pride

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Kevin Sinfield headbutts Luke Dorn during the 24-24 draw between Leeds and Castleford

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McDermott agrees that referee Ben Thaler made the right decision but defends Sinfield for his 'momentary lapse in discipline'

Gareth Hock of Salford Red Devils during the Super League match between Widnes Vikings and Salford Red Devils at Etihad Stadium on May 17, 2014
Joel Monaghan ran in four tries for Warrington, who celebrated their 10th win in succession

Broncos are relegated as hungry Wolves run in 13 tries

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Wakefield knock young Wigan off top spot in ‘heart-in-mouth’ thriller

Wakefield coach James Webster praised his side’s character after they beat Wigan 36-28 to knock the champions off top spot in the Super League yesterday.

Blake Green will return to Australia at the end of the season after signing a two-year deal with Melbourne Storm

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Green is out of contract with the Warriors this year and will return to his homeland due to family reasons, having signed a two-year deal with the Storm

Leeds Rhinos and England star Zak Hardaker

Leeds Rhinos and England star Zak Hardaker promises to learn from his mistakes as he is handed five-match ban for homophobically abusing a referee

Hardaker has found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons for the second time in seven months following World Cup axe last year and has apologised for his latest remarks

Castleford Tigers' Oliver Holmes is tackled by Wigan Warriors Jack Hughes (left) and Matty Smith (right) during the Tetley's Challenge Cup Quarter Final match at the DW Stadium, Wigan.

Challenge Cup 2014: Widnes Vikings rewarded for eliminating Wigan with enticing semi-final against fellow surprise packets Castleford Tigers

Leed Rhinos will meet the Warrington Wolves in the other semi-final in a repeat of the 2010 and 2012 final

Castleford Tigers prop Lee Jewitt scored a try in their Challenge Cup win over Wigan

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Tigers inflict a first home Cup defeat on the Warriors for the first time since 1986

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The Hull KR centre Sean  Gleeson has been forced to retire at the age of 26 after failing to recover fully from a savage assault outside a nightclub.

Francis Cummins believes a decent run of fixtures for the Bulls puts pressure on their relegation rivals

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Francis Cummins, the Bradford coach, stressed he can only control what happens on the field after his side beat Super League rivals Wakefield 20-12 on Sunday ahead of Wednesday’s crucial appeal against an early-season points deduction.

Denis Betts rues loss after brawl sparks revival for Castleford

Widnes head coach Denis Betts admitted his side failed to handle their emotions as they threw away a half-time lead to slip to a 34-22 defeat at high-flying Castleford.

Bradford coach Francis Cummins remains bullish as pressure builds on lowly rivals

Bradford coach Francis Cummins senses his team's ailing fortunes could be about to change as clubs reach the halfway mark in Super League.

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