engage Super League XII Round 7 review

engage Super League XII Round 7 review

Hull FC 20 Tries: Manu, R.Horne, Maiava Goals: Tickle 4

Wigan Warriors 30 Tries: Ashton, Richards 2, Barrett 2 Goals: Richards 5

Att: 12,755

Wigan Warriors moved into the top six with an impressive win over Hull FC at K.C. Stadium.

The home side took the lead with a Danny Tickle penalty goal. However, two quick fire tries for Wigan by Aussies Trent Barrett and Pat Richards-who kicked two goals-gave the visitors a 12-2 lead at the break.

In the second half Hutch Maiava scored for the Black and Whites, before the Warriors wrapped the game up with tries from Chris Ashton and a second a piece for Richards and Barrett.

Hull scored two consolations tries late on from Richard Horne and Willie Manu, but the game was already up for the Airlie Birds.

Leeds Rhinos 28 Tries: McGuire 2, Webb 2 Goals: Sinfield 6

Harlequins R.L. 16 Tries: Sykes, Gafa, Melling Goals: Paul, Purdham

Att: 15,123

Leeds Rhinos grounded out a victory over Harlequins RL at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

The hosts opened up a 20-4 lead at the break. Great Britain Stand off Danny McGuire scored a brace and Kiwi Full Back Brent Webb scored the other try. Chris Melling's try was Quins' lone first-half score.

Leeds extended their lead to 26-4 with an early second half score from Webb. However, Harlequins showed some spirit and came back into the game with tries from Matt Gafa and Paul Sykes. The Rhinos held on for the two points, which keeps them at the top end of the table.

St Helens 42 Tries: Graham, Sculthorpe, Gidley, Pryce, Gilmour, Fa'asavalu, Meli 2 Goals: Sculthorpe 4, Tyrer

Hull KR 16 Tries: Ford, Morton, Steel Goals: Morton

Att: 10,523

The return of Paul Sculthorpe inspired St Helens to a comfortable win over Hull KR at Knowsley Road.

The Robins got off to the perfect start when newcomer Jon Steel scored on his debut. Saints hit back and with tries from Francis Meli, James Graham and Maurie Fa'asavalu, they led 16-4 at half-time.

Leon Pryce stretched the home side's lead before Rovers' Byron Ford scored out wide.

Further tries by Sculthorpe, Matt Gidley, Lee Gilmour and Meli meant Gareth Morton's try was only a consolation.

Bradford Bulls 22 Tries: Deacon, Evans 2, Platt Goals: Deacon 3

Catalans Dragons 29 Tries: Bosc 2, Greenshields, Ferriol, Wilson Goals: Bosc 4 Drop Goal: Crocker

Att: 11,298

Bradford Bulls suffered a surprise defeat to the ever-improving Catalans Dragons at Grattan Stadium Odsal.

The Dragons, who were led around the park by half-backs Casey McGuire and Stacy Jones, raced into an early 10-0 Thomas Bosc scored all the points with two tries and a conversion, but Paul Deacon and James Evans tied the game up for the Bulls at half time.

Clint Greenshields and David Ferriol hit back for the Dragons to take a 22-10 lead. Michael Platt and Evans again cut the lead for the Bradford, but a Jason Croker drop goal and John Wilson's late try sealed the win as the French side claimed another big scalp.

Huddersfield Giants 16 Tries: Gardner, Thorman, Raleigh Goals: Thorman 2

Salford City Reds 18 Tries: Robinson 2, Turner Goals: Wilshere 3

Att: 5,275

Huddersfield Giants suffered their seventh straight Super League defeat with a narrow loss to Salford City Reds in the basement clash at Galpharm Stadium

In a tight first half, Luke Robinson crossed twice, with John Wilshere adding the extras, Mat Gardner and Chris Thorman replied for the hosts.

Jordan Turner extended the visitors advantage with a try after the break. Andy Raleigh's try, converted by Thorman, cut the gap to two but the Reds hung on for the win, which leaves the Giants pointless and adrift at the bottom of the engage Super League table.

Wakefield Wildcats 30 Tries: Pryce, Fox, Atkins, Jeffries, Latu, P March Goals: Rooney 3

Warrington Wolves 24 Tries: Wood, Clarke, Bridge, Fa'afili Goals: Bridge 4

Att: 6,119

Wakefield Wildcats moved up to second in the engage Super League with another exciting win over Warrington Wolves at Belle Vue.

The Wildcats led 10-0 through tries from Peter Fox and Ryan Atkins. The visitors hit back and only trailed 16-12at the break with tries from Paul Wood and Henry Fa'afili.

Warrington began the second half strongly with tries from Chris Bridge and Jon Clarke, with Bridge converting both efforts they lead for the first time in the game 24-16.

However, Wakefield hit back with tries from Waine Pryce, Ben Jeffries and Tevita Leo-Latu and they held on for victory in another action packed game.