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engage Super League Round 2 Review
Hull FC 18
Tries: O'Meley 2, Sharp
Goals: Tickle 3
Leeds Rhinos 32
Tries: Webb, Hall, Burrow, Jones-Bishop, Clarkson, Hauraki
Goals: Sinfield 3
Drop Goal: Sinfield 2
Leeds Rhinos made it two from two as they defeated Hull FC at KC Stadium.
Brent Webb gave Leeds a dream start with the open try inside two minutes after good work by Jamie Jones-Buchanan.
Hull got back on terms as Big Aussie prop Mark O'Meley powered his way over the line from close range. Ryan Hall took a brilliant long pass from Carl Ablett to go in at the corner and then the Rhinos made it 16-6 with a superb team try finished off by live wire scrum half Rob Burrow.
On the half time hooter Kevin Sinfield patted the ball back to Ben Jones-Bishop, who raced 80-mters to score as the visitors went into the break 20-6 in front.
In the early stages of the second period Chris Clarkson collected a knock back to score out wide. The Black and Whites got back into the game with another close range effort from O'Meley.
Weller Hauraki marked his Leeds debut by taking a smart pass from hooker Danny Buderus to score underneath the post which effectively won the game.
In the last ten minutes of the game Will Sharp scored a consolation for Hull but two drop goals from Burrow and Sinfield eased the Rhinos home, as new coach Brian McDermott kept up his winning start to the 2011 season.
Salford City Reds 22
Tries: Patten, Gibson, Ratchford, Broughton
Goals: Holdsworth 3
St Helens 56
Tries: Lomax, Gardner, Meli, Flannery, Clough, Eastmond 2, Gaskell, Roby, Shenton
Goals: Foster 8
St Helens handed out a 10-try thrashing to Salford City Reds at The Willows.
Chris Flannery struck first has he collected young Stand- off Lee Gaskell � kick, Kyle Eastmond added another minutes later.
Luke Pattern gave Salford some hope but this was brief as the Visitors upped the tempo to run in the scores. James Roby and Francis Meli both crossed with a brilliant flick pass from Tony Puletua setting up Eastmond for his second of the game.
Just before the interval Jonny Lomax and Ade Gardner added further misery to the City Reds as St Helens went into the break with a commanding 38-6 advantage.
Ashley Gibson reduced the arrears with a try immediately after the restart. However, Pattern fumbled the kick-off and the ball bounced nicely into Gaskell's hand who strolled away to score.
Paul Clough and Michael Shenton brought up a half century for Saints. But Salford did manage to have the final say in the game with late scores from Stefan Ratchford and Jodie Broughton.
After the game some angry Salford fans called for the sacking of head coach Shaun McRae after a second successive heavy defeat this season.
Castleford Tigers 18
Tries: Youngquest 2, Arundel
Goals: Dixon 3
Huddersfield Giants 12
Tries: McGillvary 2
Goals: Brough 2
Castleford continued their good start to the season with a good win over Huddersfield Giants at Probiz Coliseum.
Played in cold, wet conditions on a damp pitch it was the Tigers who adapted better.
Both teams took their time to get into the game and on 14 minutes Nick Youngquest opened the scoring for Castleford after following up a good kick from Rangi Chase.
Kirk Dixon added two goals as the Tigers led 8-0 at the break.
Two minutes into the second half Huddersfield got back into the game thanks to a long pass from Scott Grix which found Jermaine McGillvary who scored out wide. Danny Brough added the extras from the touchline.
Kevin Brown missed a guilt edge chance before Youngest pounced on a Grix mistake to increase the Tigers lead. Moments later the hosts had the game one when Dixon patted the ball back for Joe Arundel to score.
The visitors finished with 12-men as Shaun Lunt was sin-binned for a late tackle on Chase, but they did mange the last score of the game as McGilvary went over in the corner on the hooter.
Catalans Dragons 14
Tries: Raguin 2
Goals: Raguin, Dureau 2
Wakefield Wildcats 38
Tries: Hyde, Penny, George, Dean 2, Mariano 2
Goals: Veivers 4, Mariano 2
Wakefield Wildcats put their off-field problems behind them as they ran out comfortable winners over Catalan Dragons at Gilbert Bruits Stadium in Perpignan.
After being docked four points for going into administration and selling three players this week, the Wildcats made a great start as Frankie Mariano raced over for the first try.
Kevin Penny added another as he rounded David Ferriol to score. Josh Veivers kicked three goals but the Dragons cut the gap to14-8 at the break with a Sebastien Raguin try and two goals from ex Knight Scott Dureau.
But, Wakefield would not be denied and once again took control in the second half. Chris Dean got over in the corner, Mariano raced away for his second off the game and Dean added another.
Cyril Stacul pulled one back for Catalan, but Kerion Hyde and Luke George made sure it was the Wildcats day by adding two further tries as the Dragons suffered a second successive defeat.
Bradford Bulls 10
Tries: Whitehead, Ah Van
Goals: Ah Van
Wigan Warriors 44
Tries: Goulding, Roberts 2, Farrell, Hansen, S Tomkins, Carmont, Leuluai
Goals: Deacon 6
Wigan Warriors warmed up for next week's World Club Challenge by running out comfortable winners over Bradford Bulls at Odsal.
After missing last week's game due to the birth of his son, Amos Roberts took George Carmont pass to open the scoring on 10 minutes.
Harrison Hansen added other for Wigan after a mistake by Chev Walker. It was now one way traffic Thomas Leuluai scored a fine solo try. By the break the game was up for the Bulls as they trailed 26-0 with Sam Tomkins setting up Liam Farrell and Darrell Goulding.
Early into the second period Elliott Whitehead followed up Matt Diskin's kick to get Bradford on the scoreboard. Then Patrick Ah Van juggled the ball as the Bulls scored another.
But, the Warriors upped the tempo and comfortably won the game with a second try of the game for Roberts and two late scores for Carmont and the impressive Sam Tomkins.
So Wigan now have seven day to prepare for the visit of NRL champions St George Illawarra Dragons in next week's World Club Challenge.
Harlequins RL 20
Tries: Dorn 2 , Gale
Goals: Gale 4
Tries: Sammut 2, Flower
Goals: Schifcofske 3
Harlequins kept up their 100% start to the season by seeing off Crusaders in a hard fought win over Crusaders at Twickenham Stoop.
Played in heavy rain on a pitch that was cutting up, Crusaders broke the deadlock on 12 minutes as Jarrod Sammut squirmed his way over the line.
Quins got themselves back on terms as Luke Gale twisted his way over the line on 20 minutes. Gale put in a neat grubber kick for Luke Dorn to put the Hosts into the lead.
In real tight affair with defences on top Sammut added his second of the game five minutes before the break. Luke Gale added a penalty goal as the Londoners led 14-12 at half time.
Dorn finished off a move set up by David Howell as the hosts took their lead to 20-12.
The conditions got worst and a mistake by Oliver Wilkes led to Ben Flower giving the Welsh outfit some hope.
Crusaders missed an opportunity to win the game as Ryan O'Hara broke clear but his pass went to ground as that was it for the visitors as Quins held on for the points.
Warrington Wolves 24
Tries: Riley, Myler, Atkins, J Monaghan, Hodgson
Goals: Hodgson 2
Hull KR 22
Tries: Green, Briscoe, Newton 2
Goals: Dobson 3
Warrington Wolves claimed a late thrilling win over Hull KR at HJ Stadium.
Missing a number of players due to injury, Warrington made a fast start to open up a 10-0 lead in as many minutes. Joel Monaghan scored his second try of the season with his brother Michael creating the second Wolves try for Richard Myler.
After soaking up the pressure Rovers got into the game thanks to Clint Newton who pounced upon Blake Green grubber kick. Green got the visitors on terms as he squeezed out of Brett Hodgson's tackle to score.
Newton scored his second of the game as Hull KR took the lead 16-10. But on the stroke of the break Ryan Atkins added a try to cut the gap to 16-14.
Shaun Briscoe finished off a good move to increase Rovers lead. Chris Riley set up a thrilling finish by scoring out wide midway through the second half.
And with three minutes left on the clock Warrington snatched the game as Hodgson went over and then added a tough conversion to claim their first win of the season.