RESULTS: 2022 Betfred Super League Semi Finals

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A full wrap of the weekend's Super League semi finals with Justin Davies.

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


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Rhinos turn over Warriors to make Grand Final

Leeds Rhinos have made the Super League Grand Final from fifth after their 20-8 win over Wigan Warriors on Friday night.

Both sides worked their way into the contest. Wigan had an early chance from Bevan French which was knocked on while a Leeds raid on the left ended with them being bundled into touch.

The Warriors were the first to get on the board through Liam Marshall. The winger dived over with an athletic finish which was confirmed by the video referee for 4-0.

Wigan had a chance to extend the lead to six through Harry Smith but his penalty goal went wide then a break from Jai Field was cut short in a tense first half.

Leeds did get something from the first half when Blake Austin was hit high. It allowed Zak Hardaker to pilot home a penalty goal to make it 4-2 at the break.

The Rhinos built on their penalty goal with their first four-pointer when Jarrod O'Connor spied a gap in the defence and snuck over for his maiden try for the club.

Their traveling support was in full throat and dreaming of Old Trafford which inched closer to reality after Aidan Sezer's kick is gobbled up by James Bentley for 14-4.

Chances of a comeback were quelled for Wigan when John Bateman was sent off for a shoulder charge to the head of Sezer leaving the Warriors with 12 men.

James Bentley confirmed the Rhinos Grand Final booking when he completed his double after he sliced through the Warriors defence for 20-4.

There was late consolation for Wigan through Sam Powell. He managed to find room in the stubborn Rhinos defence to touch down on a tough night for the hosts.

Now the Rhinos face the tough task to deny St Helens a fourth straight Super League crown in their first Grand Final appearance in five years.

Wigan Warriors 8 Leeds Rhinos 20

Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan
Crowd: 12777
Date: Saturday 17 September 2022 at 5:00am

Wigan Warriors (8)
Tries: Sam Powell, Liam Marshall

Leeds Rhinos (20)
Tries: James Bentley 2, Jarrod O'Connor
Goals: Zak Hardaker 4


Saints march towards another decider after downing Red Devils

St Helens have become a fixture in the Super League Grand Final and will be there again after their 19-12 win against Salford Red Devils on Saturday night.

The Red Devils headed into this game without one of their main weapons with Brodie Croft ruled out due to a concussion suffered in their win over Huddersfield.

Saints looked to have opened the scoring through James Batchelor from a Jonny Lomax but the video referee saw the ball hit the line to chalk it off.

It was a repeat performance which was given the green light this time. Lomax found Batchelor again from the boot and he touched down inside the in-goal for 6-0.

The Lomax-Batchelor combination struck once again to make the Saints advantage a dozen. The five-eighth absorbed a hit before he slipped the pass to the rampaging forward to dive over.

Salford have shown they can score in bunches this season and were gifted a man advantage when Morgan Knowles was binned for dangerous contact.

The visitors struck immediately when Kallum Watkins ran the perfect line to slice through make it 12-6 and give the Red Devils some hope.

Lomax capped off a stellar first half for the Saints with a field goal in the final minute which stretched their advantage to seven points.

The Red Devils moved within one point after a long range four-pointer. The quick hands on the left side opened up the field for Joe Burgess who found a trailing Ryan Brierley to make it 13-12.

Ultimately St Helens booted their way to the Grand Final. Lomax again put it on the boot and teenager Jon Bennison touched down to make it 19-12.

There was late drama when Saints winger Tommy Makinson was sent to the bin for a professional foul on Tim Lafai as the centre chased a kick and possibly lucky to avoid a penalty try.

The Saints are looking to win a fourth straight Grand Final when they face Leeds Rhinos next weekend and add to their already overflowing trophy cabinet.

St Helens 19 Salford Red Devils 12 

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens
Crowd: 12357
Date: Saturday 17 September 2022 at 10:00pm

St Helens (19)
Tries: Joe Batchelor 2, Jon Bennison
Goals: Tommy Makinson 3
Field Goal: Jonny Lomax 1

Salford Red Devils (12)
Tries: Ryan Brierley, Kallum Watkins
Goals: Marc Sneyd 2


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