Monday 18 December 2017 / 04:49 AM

DOWN UNDER REPORT: RUGBY & LEAGUE

Commentary Box Sports brings you a wrap of last week’s action involving Aussies and Kiwis playing over in Europe.

Rugby and league

In the French Top 14 rugby union competition, former Blues and Crusaders player Stephen Brett’s Clermont team were on fire as they demolished Section Paloise 65-13, while Australia’s Brock James contributed 11 of La Rochelle’s 36 points in their win over CA Brive.

Ben Barba was on the bench for Toulon as they drew 23-23 with Grenoble FC.

Across the pond in the UK, former Australian Super Rugby players Peter Betham and Lachlan McCaffrey won some silverware with the Leicester Tigers, who downed the Exeter Chiefs in the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

In the losing Exeter side was former Wallaby Lachlan Turner.

In the Super League Anthony Gelling scored a try for Wigan in their 16-all draw with Huddersfield, while Ben Murdoch-Masila crossed for a double as Salford beat high-flying Castleford 13-12.

Former Sharks and Titans halfback Albert Kelly scored a double for Hull FC, with one-time Melbourne Storm back Mahe Fonua adding another, as they beat Widnes 32-12.

Former Manly Sea Eagles Adam Cuthbertson and Matt Parcell both scored for Leeds in a big win over Wakefield, while David Fifita scored a try for the beaten Wildcats.

[YouTube – SLHighlights]

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Corey Rosser

One of CBS’s newest contributors, Te Aroha product Corey is the New Zealand correspondent for NRL.com, the editor for the excellent new site Kiwi League Central, and a guru of the local Auckland rugby league scene.

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