RESULTS: 2022 Betfred Super League Elimination Finals

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A wrap up of the weekend's eliminator finals with Justin Davies.

Next week, Wigan host Leeds and St Helens host Salford, with the winning sides then progressing to the Grand Final at Old Trafford a week later.

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


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Rhinos stamp out Dragons chances in France

Leeds Rhinos secured their survival on the back of a Liam Sutcliffe hat-trick in their 20-10 win over Catalans Dragons on Friday night.

The Dragons were made to pay for their ill-discipline with the hosts getting three sin bins and Gil Dudson was sent off late in the contest.

Buoyed by the momentum of their win last week, Leeds Rhinos had the early running with Blake Austin and last week's match winner Aidan Sezer creating chances which were turned away.

Dragons were the first on the scoreboard with a pair of penalty goals to Sam Tomkins despite having Mitchell Pearce binned for an incident.

Leeds finally took advantage of their advantage when Liam Sutcliffe cut through the defence and finished off the move for 6-4.

Sutcliffe made it double delight and gave Leeds a 12-4 lead at the break when the back was there to pick up the scraps from a kick after a video review.

Needing some inspiration, Dragons started the half in the right way. Pearce piloted a kick which saw a flying Dean Whare pluck out of the air for 12-10.

The hosts discipline crumbled from that point with Michael McIlorum and Pearce for a second time sent to the bin in the final stages.

While McIlorum was off the field, Sutcliffe completed his hat-trick. It was from another kick which the centre was able to grab before the defenders to give Leeds a six-point break.

Dudson completed the Dragons meltdown getting sent off. He headbutted Sezer which saw the forward given an early shower.

Zac Hardaker piloted over two late penalty goals for the visiting Rhinos as they move into the semi-final against Wigan Warriors next Friday night.

Catalans Dragons 10 Leeds Rhinos 20

Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan
Crowd: 9514
Date: Saturday 10 September 2022 at 5:00am

Catalans Dragons (10)
Tries: Dean Whare
Goals: Sam Tomkins 3

Leeds Rhinos (20)
Tries: Liam Sutcliffe 3
Goals: Zak Hardaker 4


Red Devils dominate Giants to book semi-final spot

Salford Red Devils were in fabulous form in their 28-0 win against Huddersfield Giants on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils have been an attacking powerhouse this season but showed off their defensive prowess in keeping a handy Giants side to nil.

Much like the game the night before, the first points came from the tee. Marc Sneyd raised the flags after a high tackle from the Giants.

Sneyd was again at the center of the action for the visitors from a scrum play which saw winger Joe Burgess finish off a simple move to make it 8-0.

Fresh from his Man of Steel nomination, Brodie Croft sliced through the Giants defence before he found Kallum Watkins in support to push their advantage out to 14.

It wasn't all roses for the Red Devils in the first 40. Ryan Brierley was binned for a shoulder charge on Tui Lolohea but the visitors held on for a 16-0 lead at the break.

Sebastine Ikahihifo gave the Giants the perfect start with a rampaging run then Ricky Leutele went close before he was taken over the sideline by the defence.

Salford put the game to bed with a pair of late scores. Brierley made up for his earlier error with a precise putdown from a Sneyd kick for 22-0.

There was one final moment of magic for the Red Devils. Ackers used the well-worn show-and-go to fool the Giants defence and hold off the chasers to dive over.

Now the Red Devils will have the task to beat the defending Super League Champions St Helens in their semi-final on Saturday afternoon.

Huddersfield Giants 0 Salford Red Devils 28

Venue: John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Crowd: 6327
Date: Saturday 10 September 2022 at 10:00pm

Huddersfield Giants (0)

Salford Red Devils (28)
Tries: Andy Ackers, Kallum Watkins, Ryan Brierley, Joe Burgess
Goals: Marc Sneyd 6


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