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Tries: Sammut, Martin, Mellars 2
Goals: Schifcofske, Witt 2
Catalan Dragons 32
Tries: Greenshields 3, Farrar 2
Goals: Dureau 6
Catalan Dragons gained their second win of the season by getting past Crusaders at The Racecourse Ground.
Both teams came into this game after losing last week, but it was the visitors who made the better start. A kick to the line by Scott Dureau was seized on by Clint Greenshields to open the scoring. Moments later the defence opened up again as Ben Farrar made it 12-0.
Jarrod Sammut got Crusaders back into the game as he snapped up a loose pass to race 80-metres to score. But just on half-time Greenshields made it 16-6 with his second try of the game after an offload from Steven Menzies.
Two minutes after the restart Tony Martin cut the gap with a try for the hosts, but this was short lived as Greenshields completed his hat-trick, once again after a good offload from Menzies, to make it 22-12 for the French outfit.
However, there was to be another twist in this see-saw half as a quick-fire brace from Vince Mellars levelled thing up at 22-22.
Catalan got back their composure and won the game with another score from Farrar and two penalties from Dureau.
Wigan Warriors 20
Tries: O'Loughlin, Charnley, Hoffman
Goals: Charnley 4
Wigan Warriors remained the only unbeaten team in Super League with a hard fought win over Huddersfield Giants at Galpharm Stadium.
Despite missing eight players to injury and suspension the Warriors showed their champion quality as their defence was immense all night.
On three minutes Skipper Shaun O'Loughlin opened the scoring for Wigan as Thomas Leuluai's kick was patted back by Josh Charnley. Huddersfield got close to scoring and eventually a towering bomb by Danny Brough was not dealt with by Amos Roberts and on the nod of the video referee Luke Robinson levelled things up.
With both teams cancelling each other out just before the break Charnley edged the Warriors ahead 8-6 with a penalty goal.
Early into the second half a deft kick to the corner by O'Loughlin was caught in full flow by Charnley who went over to score as Wigan made it 14-6.
The Giants laid siege to the Wigan line but the visitors defence was strong and repelled everything the hosts had to throw at it.
In the last ten minutes of the game Charnley made sure of a win for the Champions as he added another penalty and then passed inside for Ryan Hoffman to secure the points for the Warriors.
Hull FC 6
Wakefield Wildcats 20
Tries: Mariano, Lee, Amor
Goals: Griffin 4
Wakefield Wildcats moved off the bottom of the table with a good win over Hull FC at KC Stadium.
The hosts started well but failed to make the most of their chances and on 18 minutes a break from hooker Julien Rinaldi set up Frankie Mariano for the open try of the game. Josh Griffin added the extras as the Wildcats went into the break leading 6-0.
Danny Tickle finally got the Black and Whites on the scoreboard as he got over the line and converted from the touchline.
Griffin edged Wakefield in front on the hour mark and the game breaking try came moments later as ex-FC player Tommy Lee powered his way over the line to make it 16-6.
Hull could not get back into the game and the Wildcats put the gloss on the win as on the final hooter Greg Johnson went through a huge gap to set up on-loan Leeds Rhinos prop Kyle Amour to score the final try of the game.
This win for Wakefield puts them on zero points after starting the season on minus four points.