RESULTS: 2022 Betfred Super League Round 24

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All the reviews, results and scorers from the twenty-fourth round.

All listed times are AEST (NSW/QLD/VIC/ACT).

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Huddersfield take giant step to finals against timid Tigers

The Huddersfield Giants leaped to third spot after their 36-10 win against finals chasing Castleford Tigers on Friday night.

It was the visitors who were first on the scoresheet when Greg Eden sliced through some flimsy defence from close range then Oliver Russell responded for the Giants to make it 6-4.

The Giants took a 10-4 advantage into half-time after Louis Senior showed off his acrobatic skills diving over in the left corner in an important game for the top six race.

Danny Richardson drove the Tigers back level. The halfback kicked a 40/20 to get field position then supplied the pass to Alex Mellor to make it 10-10.

Huddersfield snatched the lead again when Eden spilled a high kick right into the path of Leroy Cudjoe who scored a simple try to make it 16-10.

From there, the Giants swept away the Tigers to take the two points. Tui Lolohea was on the end of a long break started by Toby King for back-to-back scores.

Former Shark Ricky Leutele added the next four-pointer when he was on the end of a grubber then Senior completed his brace from an attempted Tigers short kick-off.

Chris McQueen put the icing on the victory cake for the Giants. He ran a good line close to the whitewash to round out the 36-10 scoreline.

Huddersfield Giants 36 Castleford Tigers 10

Venue: John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Crowd: 4168
Date: Friday 19 August 2022 at 5:00am

Huddersfield Giants (36)
Tries: Louis Senior 2, Ricky Leutele, Tui Lolohea, Chris McQueen, Leroy Cudjoe, Oliver Russell
Goals: Oliver Russell 4

Castleford Tigers (10)
Tries: Alex Mellor, Greg Eden
Goals: Danny Richardson 1

Wakefield Trinity almost safe after beating Hull FC

Wakefield Trinity can almost taste Super League safety after their 26-18 win against a wounded Hull FC on Friday night.

It was a night to remember for winger Lewis Murphy who registered a hat-trick in the huge win for the visitors in their fight to survive.

Murphy was involved early when he was unable to dive over the first time before he was able to make amends in his second dive to make it 6-0.

Next, Trinity went to their right-hand side to double their advantage. Lee Kershaw finished off the backline movement to slide over.

Hull FC's top six hopes are hanging by a string and they got themselves back in the contest when Luke Gale's kick was touched down by Ben McNamara.

The high kick was a weapon for Wakefield in the first half as they made Harvey Bannon spill a pair of bombs - one which ended in Murphy's second and a chalked off score for Mason Lino.

Liam Hood was the man on the spot when Corey Hall offloaded and got himself on the scoresheet then Murphy completed his hat-trick for a 26-6 lead.

Late scores from Ellis Longstaff and Chris Satae brought Hull FC within eight points but the injury ravaged side are just looking to the end of the season now.

Hull FC 18 Wakefield Trinity 26

Venue: MKM Stadium, Hull
Crowd: 9165
Date: Saturday 20 August 2022 at 5:00am

Hull FC (18)
Tries: Chris Satae, Ellis Longstaff, Ben McNamara
Goals: Luke Gale 3

Wakefield Trinity (26)
Tries: Lewis Murphy 3, Liam Hood, Lee Kershaw
Goals: Mason Lino 3

Rhinos ride first half wave to defeat wounded Wolves

Leeds Rhinos strengthened their spot in the top six after their 24-18 win against Warrington Wolves on Friday night.

In front of a bumper crowd at Headingley, the Rhinos started off brightly when Ash Handley finished off a break before the Wolves responded through Riley Dean.

The rest of the first half was all Rhinos. Rhyse Martin powered over from close range after an offload then Morgan Gannon stretched their advantage to 12.

Zane Tetevano got the Rhinos fourth four-pointer late in the first half. A high kick was spilled back to the Rhinos who sent it over to Tetevano for a 24-6 lead at the break.

The Wolves weren't about to lie down. They got back within two scores when Jake Wardle crossed and Peter Mata'utia raised the flags quickly after half-time.

Ben Currie set up a grandstand finish after he latched onto a grubber from George Williams to bring the deficit back to 24-18.

Leeds were able to hold onto their lead and take another step closer to the Super League Playoffs while Warrington are playing for pride after surviving a relegation fright.

Leeds Rhinos 24 Warrington Wolves 18

Venue: Headingley Stadium, Leeds
Crowd: 13152
Date: Saturday 20 August 2022 at 5:00am

Leeds Rhinos (24)
Tries: Ash Handley, Zane Tetevano, Morgan Gannon, Rhyse Martin
Goals: Rhyse Martin 4

Warrington Wolves (18)
Tries: Ben Currie, Jake Wardle, Riley Dean
Goals: Peter Mata'utia 3

St Helens marched closer to League Leader Shield against Hull KR

St Helens moved one step closer to another League Leaders Shield in their 38-12 win against Hull KR on Friday night.

Fresh from their drubbing of Hull FC, the Saints took on the other side of Hull and delivered another heavy verdict against the Robins.

It started from the tee when Tommy Makinson piloted home a penalty goal after a strip on Konrad Hurrell. Makinson then produced an acrobatic effort to make it 8-0.

The first dozen points for the Saints went to Makinson who was on the end of a slick backline movement again for his second four-pointer.

Jack Welsby started and finished off another strong Saints movement before a pair of Makinson goals gave the hosts a 20-0 lead at the break.

The one-way traffic continued minutes after the break when hooker Joey Lussick scooted over from close range which stretched the advantage to 26.

Hull KR did find the stripe thrice in the second half for some scant consolation. Kane Linnett did so first followed by Will Tate getting a fortuitous bounce and Connor Barley's late score.

Saints other winger Jon Bennison went over in the left corner then Ben Davies made it scores in back-to-back weeks with a good line to make it 38-12.

St Helens 38 Hull Kingston Rovers 12

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens
Crowd: 10048
Date: Saturday 20 August 2022 at 5:00am

St Helens (38)
Tries: Tommy Makinson 2, Ben Davies, Jon Bennison, Joey Lussick, Jack Welsby
Goals: Tommy Makinson 7

Hull Kingston Rovers (12)
Tries: Connor Barley, Will Tate, Kane Linnett

Warriors crush Toulouse led by their French

Wigan Warriors brought up the half century in their 52-6 win against relegated Toulouse Olympique on Friday night.

Once again it was the Bevan French show as the Australian winger added another hat-trick to his tally which makes it 27 tries for the season.

The Warriors aimed to rebound after their shock defeat to Wakefield Trinity and had a pair of tries within ten minutes to French and Cade Cust.

Next it was Cust's halves partner Harry Smith who backed up in support to make it 18-0 before Jake Bibby rounded off the first half with a four-pointer.

The second half started in sparkling fashion with French completed his hat-trick with a pair of long-range efforts which gave Wigan a commanding 34-0 lead.

Wigan were in full control when Kai Pearce-Paul touched down from a Cust chip kick before the former Sea Eagle completed his double in the crushing win.

Toulouse did get themselves on the scoreboard in the second half through a bustling run from Matt Russell from a flick pass.

Liam Farrell rounded off the rout when he stayed active on a late Warriors break and took the inside pass to raise the bat and condemn Toulouse Olympique to relegation.

Wigan Warriors 52 Toulouse Olympique XIII 6

Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan
Crowd: 12145
Date: Saturday 20 August 2022 at 5:00am

Wigan Warriors (52)
Tries: Bevan French 3, Cade Cust 2, Liam Farrell, Kai Pearce-Paul, Jake Bibby, Harry Smith
Goals: Harry Smith 8

Toulouse Olympique XIII (6)
Tries: Matty Russell
Goals: Chris Hankinson 1

Red Devils move back into top six after thrashing Dragons

Salford Red Devils enjoyed their trip to France with a 46-14 win against Catalans Dragons on Saturday night.

Two sides looking to maintain their spot in the top six traded early scores at Stade Gilbert Brutus when Tom Davies scored for the hosts before Marc Sneyd responded to make it 6-4 Salford.

Brodie Croft who has helped turn the Red Devils season around sliced through to extend the visitors lead followed by Kallum Watkin's four-pointer from another break.

Davies completed his brace to bring Catalans back within ten at 18-8 with another acrobatic effort in the corner before halftime.

The Red Devils started the second half with another long break which ended in a Watkins second four-pointer then Ken Sio added another to his tally to make it 28-8.

This result showed off Salford's potent attack again which was given a boost when Samsoni Langi was shown a yellow card for a professional foul on a breakway.

The Red Devils struck twice with the man advantage. Chris Atkins dived over from a grubber then Ryan Brierley was on the end of another Salford attack to reach 40.

Returning Catalans captain Benjamin Garcia added the Dragons third four-pointer of the night when he touched down from close range for 40-14.

Croft had one final trick in his bag when he stabbed a kick through for Deon Cross to add Salford's eighth four-pointer of the game and move into the top six.

Catalans Dragons 14 Salford Red Devils 46

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Crowd: 7133
Date: Sunday 21 August 2022 at 3:00am

Catalans Dragons (14)
Tries: Tom Davies 2, Ben Garcia
Goals: Josh Drinkwater 1

Salford Red Devils (46)
Tries: Kallum Watkins 2, Deon Cross, Ryan Brierley, Chris Atkin, Ken Sio, Brodie Croft, Marc Sneyd
Goals: Marc Sneyd 5, Ryan Brierley 2

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