Hands-on: Kevin Larroyer dives over for a try for Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull FC 24 Hull KR 38 match report: Revenge proves Magic for Rovers

Fascinating clash typifies first day of Super League's annual Magic Weekend
Paddy Flynn celebrates scoring the match-winning try against Salford

Widnes 30 Salford 24 match report: Vikings edge 11-try thriller to extend Salford's winless run to six

Widnes' first Magic Weekend victory comes at the thired attempt after seeing a late Paddy Flynn try earn the win

Ben Pomeroy of Catalan Dragons tries to break the london line during the Super League match between London Broncos and Catalan Dragons at Etihad Stadium

London Broncos 22 Catalan Dragons 24 match report: Josh Drinkwater fails with conversion that would have clinched Broncos first points of the season in Magic Weekend opener

Scrum-half scored with seven minutes remaining but couldn't convert the conversion to level the scores

Kevin Sinfield admits he is happy to stand-in at hooker in the absence of Rob Burrow and Paul Aitken

Super League: Kevin Sinfield admits makeshift hooker role is not his cup of tea but happy to roll up his sleeves to keep Leeds Rhinos at the top

Leeds and England skipper has had to deputise in the number nine given the injury and illness to Rob Burrow and Paul Aiton

St Helens captain Paul Wellens

Super League: Paul Wellens aiming to make up for missing Manchester City celebrations with Magic Weekend victory at the Etihad over Warrington Wolves

Wellens is a passionate City fan and will lead out the Saints at the Etihad in the final match of the Magic Weekend on Sunday

Super League's Magic Weekend: Pressure is on Lee Radford for the other Hull showpiece

Pressure on coach as he takes on Hull KR in derby
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Joe Grima hopes to gee up the Broncos

New head coach of Super League's bottom club – played 12, lost 12 – has first win of season in sights during Magic Weekend
Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson

London Broncos 16 Huddersfield 30 match report: Paul Anderson delighted with his side's Giant effort after comeback

Visitors run in 20 unanswered second-half points en route to a fourth successive Super League victory
Leeds star Ben Jones-Bishop scored two tries in the win against Castleford to keep his side top

Super League: Ben Jones-Bishop confirms he will leave Leeds Rhinos at the end of the season

Jones-Bishop has struggled to break into the starting line-up this season after the Rhinos signed wing Tom Briscoe and will leave when his contract expires

Leeds star Ben Jones-Bishop scored two tries in the win against Castleford to keep his side top

Castleford 14 Leeds 22 match report: Ben Jones-Bishop steps from shadows to claim double

Winger's two tries secures precious derby win
Bradford coach Francis Cummins praised his injury-hit side for battling back to beat Warrington

Super League round-up: Francis Cummins' delight as Bradford move off the bottom

The Bulls coach praised his injury-hit side for battling back to beat Warrington
Ryan Hall was instrumental in Leeds' 28-12 victory over Wigan

Leeds Rhinos 28 Wigan Warriors 12 match report: Ryan Hall and Zak Hardaker combine to halt Wigan's winning run

Danny McGuire gave Leeds an early advantage after being set up by good work from Hall

Cameron Smith of the Kangaroos runs the ball during the ANZAC Test match between the Australian Kangaroos and the New Zealand Kiwis at Allianz Stadium

Australia 30 New Zealand 18 match report: Kangaroos fight back from unexpected half-time deficit to clinch 16th consecutive Anzac Day Test

Nez Zealand led 18-12 at the turnaround but three unanswered tries from Morris, Inglis and Crock give Australia their 'Invincibles' record-equalling victory

Matty Dawson (centre) opened Saints’ account after five minutes to set his side on their way to a welcome win
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