engage Super League XII Round 6 review

engage Super League XII Round 6 review by Simon Reuben

Salford City Reds 6 Tries: McGuinness Goals: Wilshere

Wigan Warriors 25 Tries: Ashton, Calderwood, O'Loughlin Goals: Richards 6 Drop Goal: Barrett

Att: 6,025

Wigan Warriors moved up the table with a convincing win over Salford City Reds at the Willows.

The away side opened up an 8-2 lead at half-time. Chris Ashton scored the first try of the game and Pat Richards added two goals. John Wilshere's penalty goal was the host ' scorer.

Wigan took complete control of the second half and extended their lead with Tries from Sean O'Loughlin and Mark Calderwood. Richards kicked four more goals; Trent Barrett's drop goal on put the icing on the cake.

Kevin McGuinness' late try was nothing more than a consolation for Salford.

Wakefield Wildcats 26 Tries: Jeffries, Fox 2, Atkins 2 Goals: Rooney 3

Leeds Rhinos 32 Tries: Donald, Senior, Tansey, McGuire, Bailey Goals: Sinfield 5, Burrow

Att: 9,973

Leeds Rhinos withstood a Wakefield Wildcats fight back to gain victory at Atlantic Solutions Stadium Belle Vue.

In a one-sided, first half the Rhinos opened up a 24-6 lead at the break. Scott Donald, Keith Senior, Jordan Tansey and Danny McGuire all scored for the visitors while referee Ashley Klein also sin-binned three players. On the stroke of Half-time Ben Jeffries try gave the hosts some hope.

At the start of the second half Wakefield roared back and with tries from Ryan Atkins and a brace for ex Leeds Academy winger Peter Fox the lead was cut to only four points.

Ryan Bailey's try gave Leeds some breathing space and despite a late try from Atkins, the Rhinos managed to hold on to claim a vital two points.

Harlequins R.L. 22 Tries: Sykes 2, Purdham 2, Wells Goals: Purdham

Bradford Bulls 36 Tries: Langley, Morrison 2, Harris, Vainikolo, Platt Goals: Deacon 6

Att: 4,011

Bradford Bulls stayed top of the engage Super League with victory over Harlequins R.L. at Twickenham Stoop.

Bradford started well and opened up a 12-0 lead with tries from Jamie Langley and Glenn Morrison but Quins fought back when Paul Sykes went over after a free-flowing move.

In the early stage of the second half, Rob Purdham doubles put the hosts ahead and Jon Wells added another.

However, the Bulls stepped up a gear and with Morrison scoring his second and further late tries from Lesley Vainikolo and Michael Platt wrapped the game up for the Visitors, who's every reliable goal kicker Paul Deacon was the difference between the sides.

Hull F.C. 24 Tries: Domic, Yeaman, Briscoe Goals: Tickle 6

St Helens 12 Tries: Graham, Wellens Goals: Tyrer 2

Att: 12,678

Hull got their season back on track with a well-deserved win over St Helens at K.C. Stadium.

Both teams were playing each other for the first time since last years grand final, Saints took the lead with a James Graham try but the Black and Whites hit back through Sid Domic and the accurate kicking of Danny Tickle took the hosts to a 10-6 lead at the break.

Early into to the second half with Saints ' Leon Pryce in the sin-bin, Hull took full advantage with youngster Thomas Lee the star of theshow setting up tries for Kirk Yeaman and Shaun Briscoe. Paul Wellens gave St Helens hope with a late try but Hull held tight for their first victory at home this year.

Catalans Dragons 23 Tries: Bosc, Teixido, Greenshields, Mogg Goals: Bosc 3 Drop Goal: Jones

Huddersfield Giants 22 Tries: Nero, Hudson, Jones, Wild Goals: Hemingway 2, Drew

Att: 8,300

Huddersfield Giants are still looking for their first win of the season after a narrow defeat by the Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

Catalans flew out of the blocks as they built up a 12-0 lead with tries from Thomas Bosc and Lionel Teixido.

Huddersfield drew level with Chris Nero and a solo effort from Ryan Hudson, but the Dragons edged ahead 13-12 at the break with a Stacey Jones drop goal.

The French side pulled clear with second half scores from Aussies, Clint Greenshield and Adam Mogg.

However, late tries from Stuart Jones and Stephen Wild set up an exciting finish but the visitors could not overturn the deficit and remain, pointless at the bottom of the engage Super League table.

Warrington Wolves 30 Tries: Fa'afili, Westwood, Clarke 2, Johnson 2 Goals: Clarke, Sullivan, Westwood

Hull K.R. 12 Tries: Netherton, Ford Goals: Morton 2

Att: 10,030

Warrington Wolves inflicted a second defeat of the season on new boys Hull K.R. at Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The Wolves surged into a healthy lead with tries from Henry Fa'afili, Paul Johnson and Ben Westwood, but lost Adrian Morley -on his home debut-with a facial injury after just17 minutes. Jason Netherton responded for the visitors as they trailed by 16-6 at the break.

Hull K.R. played the second half without influential playmaker James Webster with an injury and the hosts then stepped up a gear. John Clarke scored twice and Paul Johnson added another, his second of the game as Warrington pulled way. Rovers did mange a late consolation from Byron Ford.

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