SQUADS: Betfred Championship - 2022 Round 17
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All the results and scorers from the thirteenth round.
All listed times are AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT).
St Helens have survived a defensive dual to defeat a determined Warrington Wolves by 12-10 in a tenacious start to Round 13 of Super League.
The game saw Saints captain James Roby make the 550th appearance of his career and move into second place in the Super League appearances record behind Kevin Sinfield on 453. It was the home side that scored the first try of the contest when Gareth Widdop (who was playing fullback) crossed after fifteen minutes following a long break by Connor Wrench, Widdop backed up in support for an early four point lead.
A bizarre circumstance from the scrum saw Saints hit back, Warrington attempted to keep the ball in the scrum but a push from the Saints scrum saw the ball pop out. Alex Walmsley kicked ahead and slammed the football down and the Saints had a narrow two point lead.
Saints struck again just before half-time when the Wolves failed to deal with Jonny Lomax's bomb. The loose ball was fed back to Roby and Agnatius Paasi, Lomax and Konrad Hurrell all combined to send Tommy Makinson over in the corner. Makinson converted and Saints had a 12-4 advantage.
The second half had a focus on defence with fullback Widdop saving certain Saints tries keeping his Warrington side in the contest. Warrington's gutsy defence began to pay off when Mata'utia gave Widdop the opportunity to counter-attack after collecting Welsby's high kick and George Williams was in support to finish off with a thrilling try. Warrington's last attacks were in vein as Saints escaped with a narrow two point verdict.
Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
Date: Friday 20 May 2022 at 5:00am
Warrington Wolves (10)
Tries: George Williams, Gareth Widdop
Goals: Stefan Ratchford 1
St Helens (12)
Tries: Tommy Makinson, Alex Walmsley
Goals: Tommy Makinson 2
Huddersfield survived an almighty scare against last place Toulouse Olympique to escape with a one point victory. This match showcased how far the visitors have come in their inaugural SL season.
The visitors got off to the perfect start when Olly Ashall-Bott won the race to a Corey Norman grubber kick and they had an early 6-0 lead. Their lead didn't last long however, when Sam Hewitt crossed in similar circumstances to the first try. This time, it was an Oliver Russell which gave Hewitt the perfect bounce to get the Giants back into the contest.
The scores were only level for two minutes because Toulouse's Romain Navarrete broke through a massive hole and beat five defenders in an impressive individual try and all of a sudden Toulouse had control leading 12-6 at the break.
Toulouse's lead was extended soon after the resumption of play when Matty Russell made the Giants defence look foolish to cross for their third try and a 10 point lead. However, this was when the Giants found their calling.
Innes Senior crossed for the first of his two tries in the fifty-third minute of play finishing off a clever pass from Ricky Leutele. With just under ten to go, Senior bagged a double and we were tied at 16. Jack Cogger nailed a field goal to break the hearts of Toulouse, whose efforts really deserved the two competition points today.
Venue: John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Date: Saturday 21 May 2022 at 4:45am
Huddersfield Giants (17)
Tries: Innes Senior 2, Sam Hewitt
Goals: Tui Lolohea 2
Field Goals: Jack Cogger 1
Toulouse Olympique XIII (16)
Tries: Oliver Ashall-Bott, Matty Russell, Romain Navarrete
Goals: Chris Hankinson 2
The Rohan Smith era at Leeds began in triumphant fashion with a solid win over fellow cell dwellers Wakefield Trinity by 24-16.
It was the home side that secured the opening points of the evening when James Bentley crossed for the first two tries of the contest. His first came off a questionable pass but was cleared by the officials and Leeds had an early cushion. Blake Austin provided a lovely ball for Bentley's second just on the half-hour mark and the Rhinos led 12-0.
Bentley's mixed evening saw him then sent to the sin bin for a high tackle. Wakefield capitalised on the extra man advantage when Jai Whitbread crossed against some tackle-shy Rhinos to cut the margin by half heading into the change of ends.
Leeds asserted their newfound dominance in the second half, punishing the Wildcats with bruising defence. Rhyse Martin added a penalty goal to extend the margin to eight.
Their defence was rewarded when Austin crossed just past the hour mark to extend the margin to 14. Before David Fusitua finished with a trademark corner try that we're so used to seeing from his days in the NRL.
Venue: Headingley Stadium, Leeds
Date: Saturday 21 May 2022 at 5:00am
Leeds Rhinos (24)
Tries: David Fusitu'a, Blake Austin, James Bentley 2
Goals: Rhyse Martin 4
Wakefield Trinity (6)
Tries: Jai Whitbread
Goals: Mason Lino 1
A hattrick from Joe Burgess was enough to guide Salford past Castleford by 16 points in the night-cap of the Saturday slate of Round 13 action.
It was the visitors that opened the scoring inside the opening five minutes when Ryan Hampshire crossed after exploiting Salford's right hand defence for an early four point lead. Thirteen minutes later, Salford answered when Tim Lafai pounced on a Marc Sneyd grubber kick and Salford took the lead for the first time.
Gareth O'Brien potted a penalty goal fifteen minutes before the break and the scores were locked at six apiece. Joe Burgess answered back for Salford when he received a lovely pass from Morgan Escare and stepped inside some wayward Tigers defence for a four point lead. Right on the break, Burgess had his second when Salford capitalised on poor handling from the Tigers and Burgess raced away to give the Red Devils a ten point lead at half-time.
The Tigers answered first after the break when Jason Qaraqare raced down the left touchline to restore the margin down to a converted try. Salford were next to answer when Deon Cross scored after a long break from Escare, off the ensuing play the ball, they shifted right, and Cross slammed it down for a 14 point lead.
Castleford weren't going away and another Qaraqare try off a spectacular finish put the margin back to ten points. Salford sealed the match with ten minutes to play when Burgess crossed for his hattrick and it was enough to secure a valuable set of competition points.
Venue: AJ Bell Stadium, Barton-upon-Irwell
Date: Saturday 21 May 2022 at 5:00am
Salford Red Devils (30)
Tries: Joe Burgess 3, Deon Cross, Tim Lafai
Goals: Marc Sneyd 5
Castleford Tigers (14)
Tries: Jason Qareqare 2, Ryan Hampshire
Goals: Gareth O'Brien 1
Catalans Dragons produced a clinical second-half performance to turn around an 8-0 deficit and secure a 20-8 victory over Hull KR.
It was the Rovers that started the match the more dominant team, and their efforts were rewarded inside the opening five minutes when Ben Crooks crossed off a great high kick from Rowan Milnes and the rangy centre crossed for the opening try.
Lachlan Coote would pot over a penalty goal inside the opening ten minutes and Hull KR were sniffing an upset.
Catalans fought back just on the twenty minute mark when Tom Davies crossed spectacularly in the right hand corner and all of a sudden the lead was cut in half.
Hull KR led 8-4 at the break in a spectacular opening half dominated by the home side.
But, Hull's hard work was undone the moment the second half began with an intercept by Mathieu Laguerre who raced 90 meters to score and Catalans took the lead for the first time in the contest.
Eleven minutes later, Fouad Yaha pounced on a Sam Tomkins cut out ball and the Dragons led by six. Arthur Mourgue potted over two penalty goals to extend the margin to two converted tries, despite last ditch efforts from Hull KR to win the match, it was in vein and Catalans held on for a hard fought victory.
Venue: Sewell Group Craven Park, Hull
Date: Saturday 21 May 2022 at 9:30pm
Hull Kingston Rovers (8)
Tries: Ben Crooks
Goals: Lachlan Coote 2
Catalans Dragons (20)
Tries: Fouad Yaha, Matthieu Laguerre, Tom Davies
Goals: Arthur Mourgue 4
Hull ran in six tries to beat Wigan 31-22 in a thrilling contest and keep the pressure on the Super League top four.
Hull got off to a lightning start scoring three tries in the first fifteen minutes. Adam Swift picked up a double in the opening exchanges. The first coming off a sweeping backline play which saw Swift sprint past the cover defence and open the scoring. Darnell McIntosh was next to score off innovative play from Ligi Sao when a flick pass found an overlap on the right hand side of the field to cross for an early eight point cushion.
Swift found the line again minutes later off another set play and Wigan were down and out early. But, credit to the Warriors as they hung on and crossed for a try of their own when John Bateman. Hull quickly returned to normal transmission when Josh Reynolds raced over to extend Hull's lead to 12 points. Just on half-time, Liam Marshall squeezed down the sideline late in the half to leave the hosts with a six-point advantage at the break.
Wigan had warmed into the game after a slow start, and after an end-to-end opening to the second half they drew level with a converted Bevan French try. However, Hull gave a quick reply with a try to Carlos Tuimavave, who tiptoed down the touchline to score and put his side back in front. Luke Gale added a field goal to stretch the lead to two scores, but Wigan would not go away and cut the deficit to a converted try with a Liam Farrell try out wide before a late Chris Satae try sealed the match for the home side as Hull hung on for a vital two competition points.
Venue: MKM Stadium, Hull
Date: Sunday 22 May 2022 at 12:00am
Hull FC (31)
Tries: Darnell McIntosh, Chris Satae, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Reynolds, Adam Swift 2
Goals: Luke Gale 3
Field Goals: Luke Gale 1
Wigan Warriors (22)
Tries: Liam Farrell, Bevan French, Liam Marshall, John Bateman
Goals: Harry Smith 3
|1. St Helens||13||11||2||0||308||126||182||22|
|2. Catalans Dragons||13||10||3||0||290||172||118||20|
|3. Wigan Warriors||13||9||4||0||332||271||61||18|
|4. Huddersfield Giants||13||8||4||1||289||226||63||17|
|5. Hull FC||13||8||5||0||284||230||54||16|
|6. Castleford Tigers||13||6||7||0||285||288||-3||12|
|7. Hull Kingston Rovers||13||6||7||0||210||256||-46||12|
|8. Warrington Wolves||13||5||8||0||268||310||-42||10|
|9. Salford Red Devils||13||5||8||0||263||312||-49||10|
|10. Leeds Rhinos||13||4||8||1||193||246||-53||9|
|11. Wakefield Trinity||13||3||10||0||198||324||-126||6|
|12. Toulouse Olympique XIII||13||2||11||0||202||361||-159||4|