2021 Rugby League World Cup squad lists
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All the results and scorers from the twenty-second round.
All listed times are AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT).
Hull KR kept their finals hopes alive with a comeback 22-16 win against Toulouse Olympique on Thursday night.
In front of their home crowd, Hull KR started in fine fettle. Shaun Kenny-Dowall had a four-pointer ruled out due to a double movement before Elliot Minchella crashed over for 6-0.
Toulouse are the side stuck in the relegation zone but fashioned a pair of tries to take the lead headed into the break and look prime for two points.
Matty Russell finished off a slick backline movement for the visitors then Australian Daniel Alvaro was right on the spot to touch down from a fumble to make it 12-6.
The French side extended their lead coming out of the half-time break when they piled on the pressure and swung the ball to Latrell Schaumkel to dive over in the corner.
The Robins responded through a kick to winger Ethan Ryan which got them back into the contest with a touchdown which got the crowd back involved.
Hull KR sensed a chance to snatch the two points and the home side scored twice in the final ten minutes to do just that and mire Toulouse further in the muck.
Kenny-Dowall was a focal point for Hull KR in attack in his return and started a break which ended up with Frankie Halton scoring from close range.
The comeback was complete late in the piece when Rowan Milnes was the end point of a fantastic scrum play to go along with his three goals to send the home fans away happy.
Venue: Sewell Group Craven Park, Hull
Date: Friday 5 August 2022 at 5:00am
Hull Kingston Rovers (22)
Tries: Rowan Milnes, Frankie Halton, Ethan Ryan, Elliott Minchella
Goals: Rowan Milnes 3
Toulouse Olympique XIII (16)
Tries: Latrell Schaumkel, Daniel Alvaro, Matty Russell
Goals: Chris Hankinson 2
Huddersfield Giants hold onto third spot after two late Danny Levi tries help them to a 22-16 win against Hull FC on Friday night.
Coming off their big win in Toulouse last weekend, Hull FC got the best start possible when Jack Walker crossed from close range to make it 4-0.
The Giants were getting into good field position but unable to force their way across the try line before Hull FC capitalised on a seven-tackle set to make it 10-0 through Connor Wynne at half-time.
Having a man advantage to start the half due to Will Smith's binning, Huddersfield made it count with a short side raid which ended in Tui Lolohea making it 10-6.
Hull FC got back to parity and restored their lead in quick fashion. Jake Connor kicked behind the defence for Ellis Longstaff to touch down.
The finals bound Giants ramped up the pressure to quickly erase their eight-point deficit but the Hull FC defence held firm until the hour mark.
French international Theo Fages capitalised on an error from Walker trying to save a 40/20. He was on the end of the scrum movement to get it back to 16-12.
All the surge was with Huddersfield and the hosts took the chocolates late. Danny Levi crossed from dummy half twice, including after the siren, for a vital two points for the Giants.
Venue: John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Date: Saturday 6 August 2022 at 4:45am
Huddersfield Giants (22)
Tries: Danny Levi 2, Theo Fages, Tui Lolohea
Goals: Will Pryce 3
Hull FC (16)
Tries: Ellis Longstaff, Connor Wynne, Jack Walker
Goals: Luke Gale 2
Wigan Warriors pile on second half points in their 32-6 win against Warrington Wolves under the Friday night lights.
The visiting Wolves were the first to find the scoreboard in a defensive first half where there were only 10 points scored between the two sides.
Ben Currie found the whitewash for Warrington from a high kick put up by former Warriors halfback George Williams to make it 6-0.
Wigan had a hat-trick of chances to find a four-pointer including an acrobatic effort from Bevan French alongside ones from Kai Pearce-Paul and Willie Isa were all chalked off.
The hosts did strike back just before the break in the form of Sam Halsall who finished off a vibrant movement from French to make it 6-4 Wolves at the break.
In the second half, it was all cherry and white. Liam Marshall scored another hat-trick to make it six tries in his last two games as the Warriors ran riot.
Jake Bibby was the man to put Wigan in the lead after the break when he was on the end of some good work from Pearce-Paul and Jai Field to dive over.
Marshall went to work with three tries in succession which to purists is the only way to count a hat-trick but the Warriors faithful packed into the DW Stadium enjoyed the show.
Field who has enjoyed a fantastic campaign with the Warriors put the icing on the cake for the hosts with the final four-pointer in the contest to make it 32-6.
Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan
Date: Saturday 6 August 2022 at 5:00am
Wigan Warriors (32)
Tries: Liam Marshall 3, Jai Field, Jake Bibby, Sam Halsall
Goals: Harry Smith 4
Warrington Wolves (6)
Tries: Ben Currie
Goals: Stefan Ratchford 1
Super League leaders St Helens rebounded to a 20-12 win against Castleford Tigers on Sunday afternoon.
After their shock loss to Salford Red Devils last week, St Helens started well and led 20-0 before a late comeback from the visitors gave them a fright.
St Helens were the first to find the try line when Curtis Sironen steamed onto a short ball from Jonny Lomax to make it 6-0.
The hosts doubled their advantage through Morgan Knowles from another slick pass from Saints fullback Jack Welsby as last week became a distant memory.
When Tigers forward Liam Watts was binned it looked like the Saints might rack up a score but the leaders were unable to add to their advantage before the break.
The Tigers ill-discipline cost them a further two points with Tommy Makinson booting a penalty goal to put the Saints ahead by three scores.
Saints furthered their advantage with a good kick from Lomax which found James Batchelor and put them out to a commanding 20-0 lead despite being down to 12 after Sironen's sin-bin.
Castleford Tigers weren't about to lie down as in-form winger Bureta Faraimo scored thrice in the late stages to set up a close finish if it wasn't for wayward goal kicking.
Faraimo's first two tries were carbon copies of each other with slick backline moves and the winger used his strength to slam the ball down.
He brought up his hat-trick in the losing effort from a lovely cut-out pass from Greg Eden but even a change in kickers couldn't help the Tigers make a late charge.
Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens
Date: Sunday 7 August 2022 at 10:00pm
St Helens (20)
Tries: Curtis Sironen, Morgan Knowles, Joe Batchelor
Goals: Tommy Makinson 4
Castleford Tigers (12)
Tries: Bureta Faraimo 3
Leeds Rhinos moved into the top six with their 34-14 win over a surging Salford Red Devils on Sunday afternoon.
Buoyed by their comeback win last week, Leeds Rhinos made it three wins on the spin and snapped the Red Devils recent run and took their spot in the top six.
The Rhinos stampeded out of the gates back at home and scored three tries in the first 15 minutes to stride out to an 18-0 lead.
An early break down the right saw an interchange of passes sent Harry Newman over for the first score before Stefan Ratchford snatched a kick from the air to make it 12-0.
Rhyse Martin showed off his strength to put the Rhinos up eighteen points when he barged over from close range and converted his own effort in the impressive start.
Salford Red Devils hit back twice before half-time to bring the deficit back to ten points. Joe Burgess crossed on the left wing quickly followed by the other winger Ken Sio for 18-8.
Brodie Croft brought the Red Devils within four after half-time. The Australian halfback sliced through the defence and Marc Sneyd converted for 18-14.
Martin maintained his perfect afternoon with the boot with a pair of penalty goals in the final quarter of the game to keep the Red Devils at bay.
Down by six, Red Devils were surging back into the contest before an intercept to Ash Handley dealt them a cruel blow and extend the Rhinos lead to 12.
Salford's discipline cost them as Sitaleki Akauola was sin-binned for repeated infringements and it allowed Martin to complete his double alongside another penalty goal for 34-14.
Venue: Headingley Stadium, Leeds
Date: Monday 8 August 2022 at 12:00am
Leeds Rhinos (34)
Tries: Rhyse Martin 2, Ash Handley, Richie Myler, Harry Newman
Goals: Rhyse Martin 7
Salford Red Devils (14)
Tries: Brodie Croft, Ken Sio, Joe Burgess
Goals: Marc Sneyd 1
A Foud Yaha hat-trick has helped Catalans Dragons to a 20-16 win against Wakefield Trinity on Sunday afternoon.
The Dragons looked to shake off their capitulation to Leeds Rhinos the week before and the absence of over a dozen of their regular players to remain in the top four.
Foud Yaha gave the visitors the best start when he was on the end of a backline movement twice in the opening ten minutes to make it 12-0.
Trinity aiming to put more space between themselves, and Toulouse struck back through Jamie Shaul who dived over from close range to make it 12-4.
It was a hat-trick within 30 minutes for Yaha. The Dragons swung the ball right to left then a kick behind allowed the winger to touch down for a magnificent feat on his 150 appearance for the club.
Dragons didn't have it all their own way in the first half with forward Tiaki Chan sent to the sin-bin for a dangerous tackle but Wakefield Trinity was unable to capitalise.
The hosts did pull one back after the break, Matty Ashurst steamed onto a short pass and walked over untouched to get them within six.
A pair of penalty goals from Arthur Mourgue helped the Dragons extend their advantage back out to 10 points and close in one a win.
Wakefield Trinity gave them a late scare when Lewis Murphy dived over in the corner and Mason Lino's conversion made it 20-16. Trinity remain outside of the relegation zone but not out of danger yet.
Venue: Be Well Support Stadium, Wakefield
Date: Monday 8 August 2022 at 12:00am
Wakefield Trinity (16)
Tries: Lewis Murphy, Matty Ashurst, James Shaul
Goals: Mason Lino 2
Catalans Dragons (20)
Tries: Fouad Yaha 3
Goals: Arthur Mourgue 4