Our own Rick Edgerton is in to wrap Game II of #Origin and looks ahead to the decider in a fortnight...
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Leeds Rhinos 34 Tries: Hall 2, Peacock, Donald, Leuluai, Burrow Goals: Sinfield 5
Wigan Warriors 10 Tries: Hock, Ainscough Goals: Richards
The Rhinos, who welcomed back Kiwi Fullback Brent Webb, started very strongly and took the lead after a 40/20 from Burrow set up the position for Kylie Leuluai to open the scoring. Scott Donald made the most of Shaun Ainscough mistake to touchdown in the corner. Rob Burrow and Ryan Hall added other tries as Leeds raced into 22-0, with Wigan hardly having a touch. Just before the break, Ainscough atoned for his mistake to get the Warriors on the scoreboard.
Wigan had two tries disallowed from the video referee at the start of the second-half and Leeds extended their lead when Hall leaped above Amos Roberts to score. Jamie Peacock crashed over as the Rhinos went out of sight to lead 34-6.
St Helens 38 Tries: Wilkin 2, Pryce, Cunningham, Graham, Flannery, Gardner Goals: Long 5
Salford City Reds 12 Tries: Fitzpatrick, Thornley Goals: Ratchford 2
Saints dominated the first half of the game and raced into a 20-0 lead at the break. Great Britain forward John Wilkin scored a brace with Leon Pryce and Chris Flannery adding others. Sean Long added two goals.
Salford, despite being well beaten on the scoreboard never gave in and they got some reward with two late tries from Karl Fitzpatrick and Andrew Thornley.
Saints now look forward to next week