Monday's Expert - 2022 NRL Round 22
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All the results and scorers from the sixteenth round.
All listed times are AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT).
Champions St Helens move further clear of the chasing pack after a dominant 42-12 win against an angry Leeds Rhinos side.
Facing his former side again, Konrad Hurrell got St Helens on the board with a powerful run close to the line for the opener followed by Alex Warmsley's four-pointer to make it 12-0.
The Rhinos struck back through centre Harry Newman after some good acrobatic play from David Fusitu'a to keep the ball alive. Leeds thought they drew level but had a score to Sam Walters chalked off the board.
St Helens made the most of that reprieve to extend their lead back to double digits when Reagan Grace finished off a backline move for 16-6 at the break.
Hurrell made it a brace with a score right after the break which gave the hosts more breathing room as they searched to extend their lead at the top.
There was some hope again for the Rhinos when Bodene Thompson brought them back within a score with his four-pointer in the 52nd minute.
From there, it was an avalanche of points for the hosts. Agnatius Pa'asi, Joe Batchelor, Dan Norman and Warmsley all found the whitewash to blow out the score line.
Leeds were a frustrated side and it manifested itself in a pair of yellow cards to Bodene Thompson and James Bentley while Zane Tetevano received a red card for his dangerous tackle on Hurrell.
Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens
Date: Friday 22 April 2022 at 5:00am
St Helens (42)
Tries: Alex Walmsley 2, Dan Norman, Konrad Hurrell 2, Joe Batchelor, Agnatius Paasi, Regan Grace
Goals: Tommy Makinson 5
Leeds Rhinos (12)
Tries: Bodene Thompson, Harry Newman
Goals: Rhyse Martin 2
Warrington Wolves get back in winner's column with 4-0 win against desperate Hull FC on Friday night.
The Wolves were keen for a win to put further distance between them and the bottom three sides and the ladder shows how many wins not how they were won.
There was no points scored in the first half in a rare feat with the only effort getting close from Hull FC half Luke Gale who knocked on over the line and left the contest with a head injury assessment.
We did get the deadlock broken in the 45th minute when Stefan Ratchford was successful from the kicking tee to make it 2-0.
Wolves were sparked into action after breaking the deadlock and went close twice through Gareth Widdop and Josh Thewlis but both were held up.
Hull FC who were playing their first game without Australian half Josh Reynolds who terminated his contract, got their own penalty but Darnell McIntosh pushed it wide.
The hosts wrapped up the valuable two points with another score from the tee by Ratchford in the 65th minute that completed the 4-0 score line in a Friday fizzer.
Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
Date: Saturday 25 June 2022 at 5:00am
Warrington Wolves (4)
Goals: Stefan Ratchford 2
Hull FC (0)
Wigan Warriors have thrashed Toulouse Olympique 40-6 in impressive fashion with four tries to winger Abbas Miski in the rout.
The Warriors opened the scoring in the third minute through the Lebanon winger and kept their foot on the throat for the whole 80 minutes.
Next it was the other winger in Liam Marshall who crossed the whitewash next before Miski completed his hat-trick with back-to-back scores in the 20th and 32nd minute.
French - who has been in great form recently - got himself on the scoresheet just before half-time to extend the Warriors lead to 28-0.
Toulouse Olympique avoided the duck egg after the break when Dominique Peyroux dived over and Chris Hankinson converted to make it 28-6.
Warriors rounded off their thrashing with tries to five-eighth Jai Field and Miski added a fourth score on his impressive night in a big win.
Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan
Date: Saturday 25 June 2022 at 5:00am
Wigan Warriors (40)
Tries: Liam Farrell, Abbas Miski 4, Jai Field, Bevan French
Goals: Harry Smith 6
Toulouse Olympique XIII (6)
Tries: Dominique Peyroux
Goals: Chris Hankinson 1
It was a Red Devils rampage at the AJ Bell Stadium with Salford posting a 74-10 win against Wakefield Trinity on Sunday afternoon.
Despite the record score, it was the visitors who found the scoreboard first when James Batchelor strode over the whitewash from a Jacob Miller pass to make it 6-0.
From there, it was a one-sided affair with Salford running in 13 tries to record their largest win in Super League history which included four players scoring multiple tries.
Winger Joe Burgess headlined the scoring with his hat-trick which has boosted the Red Devils chances of Super League survival in front of 4,057 fans.
Deon Cross, Ryan Brierley and former NRL talent Ken Sio also scored doubles in the rampage which had Salford Red Devils leading 32-6 at the break.
Australian half Brodie Croft got himself involved in the scoring with a score in the 42nd minute quickly followed by Kallum Watkins to stretch the tally over 40 points.
The last four-pointer for the Red Devils went to prop Sitaleki Akauola who powered over from close range then Marc Sneyd nailed his ninth conversion.
There was some late consolation for Wakefield Trinity through hooker Ryan Murphy in the 51st minute which put the visitors in double figures for the afternoon. .
Venue: AJ Bell Stadium, Barton-upon-Irwell
Date: Monday 27 June 2022 at 12:00am
Salford Red Devils (74)
Tries: Joe Burgess 3, Ryan Brierley 2, Sitaleki Akauola, Deon Cross 2, Ken Sio 2, Kallum Watkins, Brodie Croft, Tim Lafai
Goals: Marc Sneyd 11
Wakefield Trinity (10)
Tries: Lewis Murphy, James Batchelor
Goals: Mason Lino 1
Huddersfield Giants won their sixth straight game in a 38-10 win against Wakefield Trinity on Sunday afternoon.
Hull KR bookended the game with their two scores. Matt Parcell scored in the third minute then Matty Storton touched down late to get the hosts into double digits.
Otherwise, it was a Giants parade of points. Leroy Cudjoe led the way for Huddersfield with a hat-trick in the seven tries to two rout for the top four side.
Cudjoe got the first Giants points on the half hour mark quickly followed by his second score in the 36th minute to give the visitors a 10-4 lead at the break.
Coming out of the break, Huddersfield felt just fine. Luke Yeats found the try line within 60 seconds of the restart followed by Ricky Leutele crossing in the 43rd minute.
It didn't take Cudjoe to complete the hat-trick after the break, he wrapped up a wonderful afternoon for the Giants with a good putdown after superb work from Jermaine McGilvary.
Will Pryce who had a personal tally of 14 points piled on the misery with his four pointer in the 64th minute to make it 32-4.
Giants rounded off the performance with a milestone score for McGilvary. The winger notched up his 200th four-pointer in his career with a strong effort to beat two defenders.
Venue: Sewell Group Craven Park, Hull
Date: Monday 27 June 2022 at 12:15am
Hull Kingston Rovers (10)
Tries: Matty Storton, Matt Parcell
Goals: Lachlan Coote 1
Huddersfield Giants (38)
Tries: Jermaine McGillvary, Will Pryce, Leroy Cudjoe x3, Ricky Leutele, Luke Yates
Goals: Will Pryce 5
Danny Richardson's drop goal gave Castleford Tigers a priceless win against Catalans Dragons on a golden Sunday afternoon.
It was a Sunday thriller in Castleford between two sides who are fighting for finals football which saw the Tigers give the Dragons a rare loss this season.
The scoring took a while to get going before Cheyse Blair found the whitewash for the Tigers before the Dragons responded through forward Michael McIllorum to give us a 6-6 halftime score.
Castleford once again edged ahead just two minutes after the restart when Ryan Hampshire went to the air for an acrobatic effort which saw the Tigers lead 10-6.
The visitors struck a double blow which put them ahead. First Sam Tomkins weaved through the defence to level things then Arthur Romano gave them a six point lead.
As the style of the game, no team were able to hold a lead for a while. Tigers levelled up again when Derrell Olpherts dived over in the corner and Danny Richardson converted for 16-all.
Neither side could find the winning score in regular time despite Mcllorum crashing over from close range which was brought back for an error. So the two sides headed to Golden Point.
Both teams traded attempts at field goals in Golden Point before Tigers five-eighth Richardson struck sweetly to send the 6,510 fans home happy from the Jungle.
Venue: Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford
Date: Monday 27 June 2022 at 12:30am
Castleford Tigers (17)
Tries: Derrell Olpherts, Ryan Hampshire, Cheyse Blair
Goals: Danny Richardson 2
Field Goals: Danny Richardson 1
Catalans Dragons (16)
Tries: Arthur Romano, Sam Tomkins, Michael McIlorum
Goals: Sam Tomkins 2
|1. St Helens||16||14||2||0||404||170||234||28|
|2. Wigan Warriors||16||12||4||0||434||301||133||24|
|3. Huddersfield Giants||16||11||4||1||379||266||113||23|
|4. Catalans Dragons||16||11||5||0||356||219||137||22|
|5. Hull FC||16||8||8||0||310||289||21||16|
|6. Castleford Tigers||16||8||8||0||334||350||-16||16|
|7. Hull Kingston Rovers||16||7||9||0||281||336||-55||14|
|8. Salford Red Devils||16||6||10||0||365||395||-30||12|
|9. Warrington Wolves||16||6||10||0||300||380||-80||12|
|10. Leeds Rhinos||16||5||10||1||261||322||-61||11|
|11. Wakefield Trinity||16||5||11||0||257||440||-183||10|
|12. Toulouse Olympique XIII||16||2||14||0||236||449||-213||4|