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Rugby league returned with a bang over the weekend with the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars game headlining the return of the greatest game of all.

After a long off-season, the football finally returned with six trial matches throwing up some interesting results and big talking points.

While you shouldn't read too much into trial form, Todd Carney made a remarkable debut for the Sharks as they comprehensively accounted for reining premiers Manly.

The other big news to come from the weekend was the injuries to Souths star Greg Inglis and Warriors forward Jacob Lillyman.

We have all the match reports and news to recap the games, and don’t forget to get your Toyota NRL Dream Team and tipping competitions up and running.

Talking Points
Carney stars for Sharks as Cronulla blitz reigning premiers Manly
Rabbitohs’ Greg Inglis injures ankle
Warriors’ Jacob Lillyman injures arm
Corey Norman takes ‘first points’ in battle for Broncos No.6 jersey made famous by Darren Lockyer

NRL All Stars 36 def Indigenous All Stars 28
Brisbane Broncos 28 def North Queensland Cowboys 22
Panthers 18 drew Ipswich Jets 18
Cronulla Sharks 38 def Manly Sea Eagles 6
Melbourne Storm 36 def Brisbane Easts 8
Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs 28 def St George Illawarra Dragons 18
Warriors 26 def Gold Coast Titans 10

All the 2012 trial match results and full match reports

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