1st October 2018, 09:46 | rfl
Sydney Roosters won the NRL Grand Final against Melbourne Storm on Monday at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. Roosters won their first title since 2013 and their 14th title overall, Luke Keary was awarded the Clive Churchill Medal as the game’s official man-of-the-match.
Former Super League referee Ashley Klein took charge of the game – his first professional game was back in 2002 in a game between to Workington Town and Featherstone Rovers.
Netherlands v Sweden
For the first time in their history, the Netherlands rugby league side have won four consecutive Test matches, after their 24-4 triumph in Gothenburg, Sweden.
“I am extremely proud of my players, they had to show great togetherness,” said Netherlands head coach Kane Krlic, who played three debutants; Gydo Van Den Heuvel, David Schran and teenage back rower Rick Huther.
“The patience we showed with the ball proved important as we continued to starve the Swedish of any good field position and we took advantage of that in the latter stages of the first half.”
Micky McIlorum goes dog walking
Catalans Dragons played their final game of the season at Stade Gilbert Brutus at the weekend beating Huddersfield Giants. As players walked out with their family, Micky McIlorum walked some special friends…
It’s not the only reason McIlorum is making set of six this week, check out him playing football and David Mead taking a dive!
Catalans Dragons’ Louis Anderson announced early in September he would retire at the end of the Super League season. The 33-year-old has spent 11 years in Britain’s top flight playing over 100 games for Dragons.
The former New Zealand international moved to Warrington Wolves in 2008 before spending seven years in the south of France with Catalans – Dragons players and Huddersfield Giants Suaia Mutagi peformed the haka for him.
Le haka pour Louis Anderson pic.twitter.com/ytUHSXhlH4— Dragons Catalans 🏆 (@DragonsOfficiel) September 29, 2018
Turkey beat Soloman Islands
Jansin Turgut’s Turkey beat Soloman Islands in the Rugby League’s Emerging Nations World Championships, after that Greece lost a tight game to Hungary 20-18. Before the Turkey game Malta beat Phillipines 36-10 in Pool A.