NRN Sports Wrap May 29

NRN Sports Wrap May 29

Rugby League

NSW have secured a 1-0 lead in the State of Origin,following their nail-biting 12-8 victory over Queensland in Brisbane last night.

The Blues dominates possession in the first half, before the Maroons pushed back hard in the second, but some strong defence by NSW saw them come away with the win.

It is the first time the Blues have won the opening Origin game in Brisbane, since 2003.

Queensland has suffered a double blow, with star half-back Cooper Cronk suffering a broken arm, which is likely to see him miss the remaining two matches.

Tennis

Aussie Samantha Stosur is through to third round of the French Open, after defeating Austrian Yvonne Meusburger in the second round.

Stosur looked comfortable throughout the match, to take the win 6-1, 6-3.

But in a huge upset, world number one Serena Williams has been knocked out in the second round by Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, 6-2, 6-2.

In the men’s draw, big names Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Thomas Berdych and Milos Raonic all progressed easily to the third round.

Football

The Western Sydney Wanderers have been given a tough draw for the quarter finals of the Asian Champions League.

The Wanderers will  face reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

Waterpolo

The Australian men’s waterpolo team have scored a 11-7 win over Kazakhstan, in the FINA World League Intercontinental Cup.

Aussie teenager Lachlan Henderson impressed in just his second match, scoring twice.

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