8th October 2018, 13:59 | super_league
Emerging Nations Showcase in Australia
Sides from 11 nations arrived in Australia for the first Emerging Nations World Championship since 2000.
Two pools of three teams will compete for the places in the semi-finals of the Cup competition, while the bottom placed sides will face the best two teams from Pool C for the Trophy, the remaining three sides battling it our for the Bowl.
The pool stage has featured some exceptional rugby, such as this majestic effort from Peter Mamouzelos, who gave his Greece side the lead with 10 minutes to play – this was not enough, however, as the Magyar Bulls crossed over to win the game 20-18.
#BreakingNews - Get the @NRL contracts out because this is the #Try of the year and its in the #RLENWC2018. One of the best #MagicMoments we've seen at all levels of #Footy - #RT if you agree @GreekRL @RugbyLeagueENWC @RLeagueNow @FOXNRL @TripleM_NRL #Grassroots #Sport pic.twitter.com/EPkpADLRYy— BarTV Sports (@BarTVsports) October 1, 2018
Trailfinders welcome home the Broncos to Ealing
London Broncos win over Toronto Wolfpack in the Million Pound Game shocked the Rugby League World and secured their passage back to the top flight after a four-year absence.
Arriving home, they were greeted with a guard of honour by their fellow tenants at the Trailfinders Sports Ground, Ealing Trailfinders.
Ealing themselves are in a promotion battle, lying second the the RFU Championship and will be looking to bring top-flight Rugby Union to the ground - They will surely be inspired by the Broncos achievement!
Rhinos and Warriors reach Women’s Grand Final
Leeds Rhinos are aiming for a historic double in the Women’s game, beating Castleford Tigers to reach their first Grand Final.
Wigan joined them with a 10-6 win over rivals St Helens through tries for Alison Burrows and Rachel Thompson.
Elsewhere, Leigh Miners Rangers beat League Leaders Wakefield Trinity and Stanningley beat Hull FC to reach the Championship Grand Final.
🏉Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors reach Women's Super League Grand Final.— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) October 8, 2018
🏉Stanningley to face Leigh Miners Rangers in Championship showpiece.
Women's Rugby League round-up: https://t.co/3uvGH6prHs pic.twitter.com/f3CxNwWXbS
Prime Minister’s XII beat PNG in Port Moseby
An Australian Prime Minister XII game against Papua New Guinea was halted after 20 minutes, as a pitch invasion engulfed the pitch.
Thousands of members of the crowd descended on the pitch, which was finally won by the Prime Minister’s XII by 34-18. The crowd grabbed selfies with confused players before play resumed.
McShane’s Hunslet Club Parkside competes unbeaten season
After disappointment this week, Sunday might have brought Castleford Tigers hooker and Hunslet Club Parkside coach Paul McShane a little relief. The men from Leeds defeated West Hull 26-18 to be crowned National Conference League Premier Division champions and completed the perfect season.
Parkside went 22 games without defeat during the regular season and finished the job with twin wins over West Hull, winning 9-2 in their first playoff meeting to seal a place in the Grand Final.
The South Leeds club were desperate not to fall at the final hurdle and didn’t disappoint, becoming ‘Invincible’ just a year after promotion to the NCL Premier Division.
Bradford legends celebrate Bulls return
Bradford began the quest for a return to the top with a win over Workington Town, securing a Championship place for 2019. New heroes were made at Odsal, but a few past legends returned to cheer the Red, Amber & Black on.
John Bateman posted a snap of a host of ex-Bulls players backing the Bulls to their 27-8 victory against Workington Town – coached themselves by ex-Bulls stand-off Leon Pryce.