This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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Castleford Tigers 38 Tries: Westerman, Shenton 2, McGoldrick, Dorn 2, Donlan Goals: Westerman 5
Leeds Rhinos 20 Tries: Donald 3, Tansey Goals: Sinfield 2
Castleford Tigers got of the mark with a shock win over World Club Champions Leeds Rhinos at the Jungle.
The Rhinos started well and got the first try of the game through Scott Donald but the Tigers roared back to take over the lead by scoring three tries in twelve first half minutes. Joe Westerman, Stuart Donlan and Luke Dorn all got on the score-sheet as the home-side lead 14-6 at the break.
Castleford had a dream start to the second period with a Michael Shenton length of the field try straight after the kick off and minutes later he scored his second to give the hosts a commanding lead. Leeds hit back with Donald scoring a hat-trick but a try from Ryan McGoldrick ended the comeback. Jordan Tansey scored a consolation but Classy Cas had the last say in the game as Dorn scored his second in the last minute to clinch a famous win for the Tigers and end the Rhinos 100% start to the season.
St Helens 30 Tries: Smith, Gardner, Talau, Eastmond, Roby Goals: Smith 5
Hull FC 29 Tries: Dykes, Houghton, Washbrook, Hall, Yeaman Goals: Tickle 4 Drop Goal: Dykes
A late penalty goal edged St Helens to victory over Hull FC at Knowsley Road.
Injury hit Hull opened up an early 12-0 lead with tries from Adam Dykes and Danny Houghton. The Saints hit back to take control and they scored three tries late in the first half through Ade Gardiner, Willie Talau and Kyle Eastmond to lead 22-14.
The Black and Whites hit back in the second half and with tries from Craig Hall, Danny Washbrook and Kirk Yeaman to led 28-22 with just over five minutes left on the clock. James Roby levelled the match with a try but a Dykes one pointer look to have secured the points for the visitors; however they were caught offside which gave Matty Smith the opportunity to snatch the game for St Helens which he achieved by kicking the winning goal from the touchline.
Harlequins RL 24 Tries: Randall, Howell, Sheriffe, McCarthy-Scarsbrook Goals: Paul 2, Purdham 2
Huddersfield Giants 0 Tries: Goals:
Harlequins made it four wins on the bounce with a comprehensive win over Huddersfield Giants at the Twickenham Stoop.
Quins were good value for their 12-0 lead at half-time. Chad Randall opened the scoring and David Howell scored the other try after good work from Danny Orr.
Rikki Sheriffe scored the Londoners third try after rounding Paul Whaturia. Youngster Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook rounded off the scoring as the hosts eased to victory and kept a clean sheet to nil the poor Giants.
Catalans Dragons 18 Tries: Greenshields, Chan, Bosc Goals: Bosc 3
Bradford Bulls 20 Tries: Morrison, Hape, Finnigan Goals: Deacon 4
Bradford Bulls snatched a win at the death over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.
In a very tight first half the teams went into the break at 6-6. Glen Morrison followed up a Paul Deacon chip kick to score the first try of the game. Clint Greenshields responded for the Dragons.
A Deacon penalty goal edged Bradford in front and Shontayne Hape try extended their lead to 14-6.Catalans then stepped up a gear and looked set for victory when they lead 18-14 with two minutes to go, Alex Chan and Thomas Bosc were the scorers.
However, there was a sting in the trail as a late try, in the dying seconds of the game from Simon Finnigan converted by Deacon gave Bradford the points.
Warrington Wolves 32 Tries: V. Anderson, King, Parker, Gleeson, Johnson, Hicks Goals: Briers 4
Wigan Warriors 20 Tries: Colbon, Coley, Goulding, Hansen Goals: Richards 2
Warrington Wolves eased to victory over 12 man Wigan Warriors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Vinnie Anderson scored the first try for the Wolves after a neat Pass from Michael Monaghan. Matt King and Rob Parker also scored as the hosts led 16-4 at the break. Liam Colbon scored the Warriors try.
The game as a contest changed just after the break as Wigan were reduced to 11 men firstly Mike McIlorum was sin-binned for persistence infringements and Richard Mathers was given his marching orders for a high tackle on Matt King, who was carried off on a stretcher with suspected concussion.
Two quick-fire tries from Martin Gleeson and Paul Johnson put Warrington out of sight, but Wigan hit back with tries from Andy Coley-his first for his new club- Daryl Golding and Harrison Hansen but it was not enough as the Wolves moved third in the engage Super League
Wakefield Wildcats 22 Tries: Atkins 2, Penalty Goals: Brough 5
Hull KR 20 Tries: Murrell, Vella, J. Webster Goals: Murrell 3, J. Webster
Wakefield Wildcats got their second win of the season in a tight game with Hull KR at Belle Vue.