Sport Alex Cuthbert admits that Wales will be the team to beat ahead of this year's Six Nations

Fixture list favours Wales this year although they still face a testing trip to Twickenham to take on England on March 9

Broncos set to pitch Soward straight into vital dogfight with Salford

The London Broncos’ new short-term signing, Jamie Soward, could jump straight off the plane from Australia and into the side to play Salford this afternoon.

Ah Van returns to haunt Bulls

Two late tries by Patrick ah Van at his former club steered Widnes to a 32-28 win at Bradford.

Australia's Kurtley Beale joins fall guys without a leg to stand on

It is one of the mad ironies of rugby that a Lions Test of ebb and flow, bash and sashay, and 43 players whose every aching moment is dedicated to standing up for their mates should come down to one kick by one man. Kurtley Beale's final-minute penalty attempt to win the match for Australia transported him out of the ultimate team game into the loneliness of the long-distance goal-kicker. His miss and the manner of it, as his standing left leg slipped from under him and he fell flat on his back on the spiteful Suncorp Stadium turf, joined the horrible history of defeats settled in a single act.

Castleford 30 Hull 28: Ben Crooks haul fails to clinch thrilling contest as Castleford edge Hull

The name Crooks is a celebrated one at these two clubs, thanks to the exploits for both of the former Great Britain prop, Lee Crooks.

Burrow digs deep for depleted Leeds

Leeds 38 Widnes 28
Brian Barwick with Fabio Capello during his time at the FA

Brian Barwick: Rugby Football League gets a chairman who says the unthinkable

Brian Barwick, the new boss of the RFL, tells Dave Hadfield he wouldn't mind a Super League with no London club

Salford City fans at the Magic Weekend

Salford docked points for having too many players on the pitch

The Reds fall to the foot of the table

Rangi Chase anxious over England

Rangi Chase admits his World Cup spot is up in the air as he vies with Richie Myler for the England scrum-half role against the Exiles tomorrow.

Brian Noble fails to halt Salford's free fall

Salford 10 Wakefield 46

Bradford’s Matty Blythe, centre, is tackled by St Helens’ Willie Manu, left, and Tony Puletua, right, as the home team prove to be too strong for the Bulls

James Roby's return helps St Helens find the edge to fillet Bradford Bulls

St Helens 30 Bradford Bulls 18

Hull 18 Leeds 6: Inspired Hull go fourth as
Rhinos slip up yet again

The champions took their losing run to four matches as Hull’s inspired display lifted them into Super League’s top four for the first time this season.

Rock-bottom Broncos turn to Tony Clubb for leadership

The London Broncos hit rock bottom with last weekend’s defeat to Catalan Dragons, but have the opportunity today to begin the long climb back under the new captain, Tony Clubb.

Sam Tomkins: The Wigan player scored the opening try for the league leaders

Leeds 16 Wigan 20 match report: Sam Tomkins provides magic as Wigan deny the champions

A fitting climax to the Magic Weekend saw Leeds beaten for the first time in the mid-season showcase as Wigan consolidated their Super League lead, but there was little to choose between the two sides.

Jonny Wilkinson celebrates winning his first Heineken Cup after the 16-15 victory over Clermont Auvergne

Jonny Wilkinson ready to answer Lions SOS should Warren Gatland come calling

Former England fly-half is prepared to join British and Irish Lions squad should injury hit either Jonny Sexton or Owen Farrell

Leeds 22 St Helens 30 match report: Tom Makinson turns tide for Saints

The last time Saints lost six matches in a row, the mighty Mal Meninga had not long returned to Australia.

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