Sunday 20 August 2017 / 09:47 PM

DOWN UNDER REPORT: UNION & LEAGUE

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

Union and league 

There was no Super League played last week, with the round dedicated to Challenge Cup action.

Former Brisbane Bronco and New Zealand Warrior Joel Moon crossed for three tries for Leeds as they thumped lower league side Barrow 72-0.

Keith Galloway also scored for the Rhinos, while Adam Cuthbertson came off the bench.

Super League leaders Castleford made easy work of St Helens, winning 53-10 at ‘the Jungle’, with Jake Webster grabbing a double.

The 33-year-old centre also celebrated a new deal with the Tigers through until the end of 2018.

One-time NRL players Bill Tupou and Sam Williams both touched down twice for Wakefield in a 54-6 victory over neighbouring Dewsbury.

Ben Murdoch-Masila scored a four-pointer and Michael Dobson kicked four goals in Salford’s win over Hull KR, while Steve Michaels clocked a hat-trick for Hull FC as they destroyed fellow Super League outfit Catalans Dragons 62-0.

Mahe Fonua also scored a try while Albert Kelly played a leading role in the halves.

Moving to union and the semi-finals are set for England’s Aviva Premiership.

Aussie fullback Lachlan Turner’s Exeter Chief’s will face Saracens, while Jimmy Gopperth and Kurtley Beale are in line to take the field for Wasps against Leicester Tigers, who have Aussies Lachlan McCaffrey and Peter Betham.

Gopperth, a former Hurricanes and Blues player, finished the regular season as the competition’s top points scorer and has been shortlisted for the overall Player of the Season Award.

[YouTube – Wasps]

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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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