WRAP: 2023 Betfred Super League Round 6


Round 6 wrap with a full summary of each game, plus the current table and stats leaders.

All listed times are AEDT (NSW/VIC/ACT).

RELATED: See the full list of 2023 Betfred Super League Draw and Results.

Huddersfield Giants 12
St Helens 14

Venue: John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Crowd: 4684
Date: Friday 24 March 2023 at 7:00am

Huddersfield Giants (12)
Tries: Ashton Golding, Innes Senior
Goals: Olly Russell 2/2

St Helens (14)
Tries: Konrad Hurrell, Tommy Makinson
Goals: Tommy Makinson 3/3

Huddersfield: Pryce, Golding, Halsall, Naiqama, Senior; Marsters, Russell; Hill, Peats, Trout, McQueen, Livett, Yates. Int: Connor, Rushton, Ikahihifo, Ashworth.
St Helens: Welsby, Makinson, Hurrell, Hopoate, Bennison; Lomax, Dodd; Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Mata'utia, Sironen, Bell. Int: Lussick, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Paasi, Royle.

St Helens won back-to-back games in their 14-12 win over a gallant Huddersfield Giants side on Thursday night at John Smith's Stadium.

Both sides took their time to settle into the contest with some errors in the first half kept the score locked at 0-0 through the first 20 minutes.

It was the World Champions who struck first, aided by a six again call. They mowed down the field then a short pass to a rampaging Konrad Hurrell saw the centre go over.

The action returned to the right side for the Saints again for the Saints second. This time it was quick hands with the last pass from Hurrell saw Tommy Makinson dive over for 12-0.

Huddersfield Giants did halve the deficit just before half-time. Ashton Goulding spied the defense backtracking and scooted over the line to make it 12-6.

Once again, the game settled into the groove in the second half and points were at a premium. Saints extended their lead to eight after a high tackle on Hurrell gave Makinson an easy two points.

The Giants weren't going away and set up for a grandstand finish in the 65th minute. From a scrum, the ball went to Innes Senior who touched down in the left corner for 14-12.

Wakefield Trinity 6
Hull KR 34

Venue: Be Well Support Stadium, Wakefield
Crowd: 4705
Date: Saturday 25 March 2023 at 7:00am

Wakefield Trinity (6)
Tries: Jai Whitbread
Goals: Mason Lino 1/1

Hull KR (34)
Tries: Tom Opacic 2, Elliot Minchella, Mikey Lewis, Kane Linnett, Louis Senior, Sam Wood
Goals: Lachlan Coote 3/7

Wakefield: Butterworth, Kershaw, Lyne, Hall, Taufua; Langi, Lino; Atoni, Kay, Whitbread, Hewitt, Ashurst, Pitts. Int: Battye, Butler, Eseh, Forber.
Hull KR: Coote, Senior, Opacic, Wood, Hall; Lewis, Milnes; Kennedy, Parcell, King, Batchelor, Linnett, Minchella. Int: Sue, Litten, Storton, Luckley.

Hull KR got back in the winner's circle after their 34-6 win over Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue on Friday night.

The Robins flew out to an early lead from a high kick. It bounced back the visitors and ended in the hands of Sam Wood to cross the line.

For the second try, Hull KR switched to their right side and touched down. Louis Senior was on the end of the backline move to make it 8-0.

It continued to be one way traffic for the visitors in the first half. Former Eel Tom Opacic crossed on the right side before forward Kane Linnett crashed over from close range.

Robins five-eighth Mikey Lewis got himself in the act with a solo effort. He ducked under the Wakefield defense before he eventually got the ball down.

It was party time for the traveling Robins fans after their fifth try. They made another break and Elliot Minchella was there in support to make it 30-0.

Wakefield Trinity did find some late consolation through Jai Whitbread. He did a runaround play with Samuel Eseh to get the hosts on the board.

Hull KR had the final say in the contest with a sixth four-pointer. Opacic was involved again and sliced through some feeble defense for the 34-6 final score.

Castleford Tigers 0
Warrington Wolves 38

Venue: Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford
Crowd: 7348
Date: Saturday 25 March 2023 at 7:00am

Castleford Tigers (0)

Warrington Wolves (38)
Tries: Matty Russell 2, Matt Dufty, Sam Kasiano, George Williams, Paul Vaughan, Tom Mikaele
Goals: Stefan Ratchford 5/7

Castleford: Eden, Faraimo, Broadbent, Turner, Qareqare; Widdop, Miller; Massey, McShane, Smith, Milner, Mellor, Westerman. Int: Griffin, Edwards, Vete, Watts.
Warrington: Dufty, Russell, Minikin, Ratchford, Ashton; Williams, Mata'utia; Mikaele, Clark, Vaughan, Currie, Nicholson, Kasiano. Int: Philbin, Walker, Dudson, Thomas.

Warrington Wolves continue their work at the top of the Super League ladder with a 38-0 win over Castleford Tigers on Friday night.

The Wolves got the scoring started quickly through Sam Kasiano. The big forward rumbled onto an inside pass from Daryl Clarke to make it 6-0.

Things went from bad to worse for the Tigers when an errant pass on their own line ended up Matty Russell having the easiest passage to the line.

It was a front rower party for the Wolves. Next, Thomas Mikaele took the short pass and sliced through some feeble Tigers defense for the third try.

Matty Russell made it a first half double with a finish out on the right wing. He flew high and touched down to make it 24-0 for Warrington Wolves at the break.

Much like the first half, a forward got the first four-pointer in the second half for Wolves. This time, it was former Dragon Paul Vaughan who crashed over from close range.

Rounding off the win was a pair of tries from the spine players. George Williams dived over from a support run then Matt Dufty popped up to get his own four-pointer to make it 38-0.

Wigan Warriors 20
Salford Red Devils 16

Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan
Crowd: 11497
Date: Saturday 25 March 2023 at 7:00am

Wigan Warriors (20)
Tries: Bevan French 2, Toby King
Goals: Harry Smith 4

Salford Red Devils (16)
Tries: Ken Sio 2
Goals: Marc Sneyd 4

Wigan: Field, French, King, Wardle, Marshall; Cust, Smith; Singleton, Powell, Byrne, Pearce-Paul, Farrell, Smithies. Int: Cooper, Ellis, Havard, O'Neill.
Salford: Brierley, Sio, Cross, Lafai, Burgess; Croft, Sneyd; Dupree, Bourouh, Sidlow, Watkins, Stone, Addy. Int: Wright, Ormondroyd, Vuniyayawa, Atkin.

Wigan Warriors triumphed in a thriller 20-16 over a game Salford Red Devils side at the DW Stadium on Friday night.

The first points came from the tee in this contest when Warriors half Harry Smith piloted over a penalty goal for an early lead for the hosts.

Salford Red Devils built pressure on Wigan with a dropout then struck for their first score. Ryan Brierley kicked ahead for Ken Sio to touch down for 6-2.

Last year's top try scorer showed off his skill in putting Wigan back ahead. Bevan French took the ball on the bounce, cut inside twice before he burnt the defense for a four-pointer.

The game would be locked up going into the break after Marc Sneyd kicked a penalty goal for the Red Devils. It came after a long break from former Warrior Joe Burgess which caught the hosts offside.

Buoyed by the late goal, Salford took the lead again early in the second half. Ken Sio picked up his second four-pointer of the night from a wonderful long pass for 14-8.

Salford extended their lead to eight after a late hit on Chris Atkin. Sneyd stepped up for the penalty goal and piloted it through again.

The Warriors looked to French again to get back in the game. He had switched to fullback and sliced through the Red Devils defense for his second try of the night.

Wigan went bang again to take the lead and win the contest. Jai Field poked his nose through the line before he unfurled a long pass to Toby King to dive over for 20-16.

Leeds Rhinos 32
Catalans Dragons 22

Venue: Headingley Stadium, Leeds
Crowd: 14321
Date: Sunday 26 March 2023 at 12:00am

Leeds Rhinos (32)
Tries: Harry Newman 2, Tom Holroyd, Rhyse Martin, Richie Myler, Jarrod O'Connor, Derrell Olpherts 
Goals: Rhyse Martin 1/6, Aidan Sezer 1/1

Catalans Dragons (22)
Tries: Tom Davies, Adam Keighran, Mitchell Pearce, Paul Seguier
Goals: Adam Keighran 3/4

Leeds: Myler, Fusitu'a, Newman, Martin, Macdonald; Austin, Sezer; Holroyd, O'Connor, Walters, McDonnell, Tetevano, Smith. Int: Johnson, Olpherts, Lisone, Sangaré.
Catalans: Mourgue, Davies, Keighran, Romano, Johnstone; Pearce, May; McMeeken, McIlorum, Bousquet, Ma'u, Whitley, Garcia. Int: Goudemand, Dezaria, Da Costa, Séguier.

Leeds Rhinos produced a stirring comeback in their 32-22 win over Catalans Dragons at Headingley Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The comeback win handed the French side their first loss of the season and moved the Rhinos just outside the top six.

It was a pair of wonderful winger finishes that got the game underway in the afternoon soon. Dragons winger Tom Davies opened the scoring before Harry Newman responded for the hosts.

Leeds took the lead through a wonder try from Rhyse Martin. He picked up the scraps from the hosts first kick, toed away himself and got the ball just on the line for 8-6.

The rest of the first half was all Dragons. Adam Keighran went over in the left corner before a vintage run from Mitch Pearce made it 16-8.

Dragons got a gift to hold a 14-point lead at the break. Some stifling defense forced an errant offload from the Rhinos and Paul Seguier was the recipient.

The Rhinos were down to 12 men when Newman was sin binned but they still managed to cut open the Dragons defense and Richie Myler finished off the move.

Stunningly the Rhinos scored a second during the sin bin time. Jarrod O'Connor spotted a gap in the Dragons line and touched down to make it 22-16.

Riding the wave, Rhinos levelled up from another Dragons error. Blake Austin went down the left side before he sent Derrell Olpherts across to get within two.

Headingley Stadium was rocking at this point and the comeback being complete seemed inevitable. Austin was involved heavily again with a pass to Tom Holroyd to capture the lead.

Newman put the icing on the win for the Rhinos late on. Myler sliced through from a Dragons kick before he found the winger in support to run away for the try.

Hull FC 16
Leigh Leopards 24

Venue: MKM Stadium, Hull
Crowd: 10952
Date: Sunday 26 March 2023 at 2:00am

Hull FC (16)
Tries: Jake Clifford, Davy Litten, Liam Sutcliffe
Goals: Jake Clifford 2/3

Leigh Leopards (24)
Tries: Josh Charnley 3, Kai O'Donnell
Goals: Ben Reynolds 4/7

Hull FC: Hoy, Swift, Tuimavave, Sutcliffe, Litten; Lovodua, Clifford; Brown, Dwyer, Satae, Savelio, Griffin, Fash. Int: Sao, Cator, Scott, Taylor.
Leigh: O'Brien, Charnley, Leutele, Hardaker, Briscoe; Reynolds, Lam; Amone, Ipape, Mulhern, O'Donnell, Shorrocks, Asiata. Int: Nakubuwai, Seumanufagai, Davis, Holmes.

Three tries in the opening 15 minutes helped Leigh Leopards to a 24-16 win over Hull FC at MKM Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Looking to get back in the winner's column after their loss last week, Leigh were able to pounce early on the hosts who were on a bad run of form.

Papua New Guinea international Lachlan Lam laid on the first four-pointer for the Leopards when he sent Kai O'Donnell over for the score.

Leigh put together a quickfire double for Josh Charnley to make it 16-0 for the visitors. He was on the end of a pair of backline movements to touch down.

Hull FC got themselves on the scoreboard in style. It was a raid from their own half which ended with Davy Litton scoring in acrobatic fashion for 16-6.

The Leopards added to their advantage in the second half quickly. Ben Reynolds added two from the tee before Charnley completed his hat-trick with a strong effort.

Once again, Hull FC hit back with a long range effort. Andre Savelio brushed off the defense several times before he found Jake Clifford to slide over for 22-12.

The hosts got themselves within a score and set up a grandstand finish. Liam Sutcliffe charged over from close range which got them to 22-16 with ten to go.

Leigh had the final say after a forward pass from Hull FC working it from their own line. Reynolds piloted through the conversion for the 24-16 final.

Table after Round 6

1. Warrington Wolves66001987612212
2. Catalans Dragons6510156906610
3. Wigan Warriors642015873858
4. Hull KR6330132108246
5. Salford Red Devils6330140117236
6. St Helens53209475196
7. Leeds Rhinos6330119124-56
8. Leigh Leopards6330110125-156
9. Huddersfield Giants52308460244
10. Hull FC6240102190-884
11. Castleford Tigers615056174-1182
12. Wakefield Trinity606043180-1370

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RLP Stats Leaders

Top tries

1Josh CHARNLEYLeigh68
Tom JOHNSTONECatalans68
Liam MARSHALLWigan68
4Matty ASHTONWarrington66
Bevan FRENCHWigan66

Top points

1Stefan RATCHFORDWarrington6131-66
2Marc SNEYDSalford6225260
3Harry SMITHWigan6223-54
4Adam KEIGHRANCatalans5220-48
5Jake CLIFFORDHull FC6313-38
Rhyse MARTINLeeds6313-38