RESULTS: 2024 Betfred Super League Round 14


All the results and scorers from the 14th round, with full match recaps thanks to Rob McHugh, and detailed match info, table and stats leaders thanks to Rugby League Project.

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Castleford Tigers 8 Wigan Warriors 10
Venue: The Jungle, Castleford

Date: Fri, 14th June.   Kickoff: 8:00 PM.   Halftime: 4-all.   Penalties: 7-all.   Referee: Ben Thaler.   Crowd: 6,965.

Castleford: Hoy, Qareqare, Hall, Wood, Senior; Milnes, Miller; Griffin, Horne, Watts (C), Mellor, El-Zakhem, Hill. Int: Putt, Namo, Robb, English.
Wigan: French, Miski, Eckersley, Wardle, Marshall; Hampshire, Smith; Cooper, O'Neill, Thompson, Walters, Farrell (C), Ellis. Int: Byrne, Mago, Leeming, Hill.

Castleford Tigers (8)
Tries: Tex Hoy
Goals: Rowan Milnes 2/3

Wigan Warriors (10)
Tries: Liam Marshall 2
Goals: Harry Smith 1/3

The Super League season entered its second half as round 14 began this weekend. Recently crowned Challenge Cup champions, Wigan Warriors, got the job done against the Castleford Tigers.

However, they were potentially feeling the effects of their celebrations as they made heavy weather of their victory. On another day, Castleford may have pinched the points against a less-than-fluent Wigan side.

Wigan took an early lead after seven minutes through winger, Liam Marshall. Harry Smith was involved in the build-up drawing in the Castleford defence 20 metres out before passing left to centre, Jake Wardle. Wardle showed quick hands to find Marshall, who ran in from 10 metres out. Smith missed the kick, however, to restrict Wigan's lead to four points.

However, Castleford were level before half-time, thanks to a try from mid-season signing, Tex Hoy. Hoy went clean through a gaping hole in the Wigan defence deep in his own half. He ran 70 metres, rounding Bevan French, before touching down to score. The conversion was missed, meaning the two sides went into half-time level at 4-4. 

Castleford then took an unexpected lead after 50 minutes, as Rowan Milnes kicked a tricky penalty to put the Tigers into a two-point lead. Milnes then extended the Tigers' lead to four points with a second penalty, this time from around 40 metres out, in the 59th minute. At this point, Wigan looked like they could slip to an unexpected post-Challenge Cup defeat.

But the Tigers' lead did not last long, as Wigan struck back two minutes later, with Liam Marshall going in to score another try. A brilliant break from Bevan French, who twisted and turned his way deep into the Castleford half, gave Wigan an excellent field position. French was eventually stopped, but from the next play, Wigan scored again, through the same combination on their left-hand side. This time, however, Wardle's final pass was tipped up in the air by a Castleford defender, before the ball bounced into the grateful arms of Marshall. The kick was missed, meaning the scores remained level. 

Wigan would get the last laugh, though. Their winning points came from the boot of Smith, whose radar had been off target all night until the decisive kick. Wigan won a penalty in the 65th minute, which was not the easiest kick Smith had that night. However, he made no mistake, slotting the ball between the posts and earning two points for the Warriors, who went, temporarily, back to the top of the Super League table outright, with St Helens still to play.

Warrington Wolves 14 Salford Red Devils 25
Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Date: Fri, 14th June.   Kickoff: 8:00 PM.   Halftime: Salford 19-0.   Penalties: Salford 4-1.   Referee: Aaron Moore.   Crowd: 9,257.

Warrington: Dufty, Tai, King, Wrench, Ashton; Ratchford (C), Drinkwater; Musgrove, Walker, Vaughan, Nicholson, Holroyd, Currie. Int: Harrison, Bullock, Powell, Wood.
Salford: Hankinson, Ryan, Macdonald, Lafai, Cross; Atkin, Sneyd; Singleton, Mellor, Wright, Stone, Watkins (C), Partington. Int: Shorrocks, Dudson, Wilson, Lewis.

Warrington Wolves (14)
Tries: Rodrick Tai 2, Matthew Ashton
Goals: Josh Drinkwater 1/2, Stefan Ratchford 0/1

Salford Red Devils (25)
Tries: Deon Cross 2, Marc Sneyd, Nene Macdonald
Goals: Marc Sneyd 4/5
Field Goals: Marc Sneyd 1

The Warrington Wolves did suffer a cup hangover, however, slumping to a third consecutive defeat against a Salford Red Devils side who continue to defy expectations this season.

The match began with both teams trading sets, but Warrington gradually gained territory through strong forward runs.

A deft Warrington kick and chase nearly trapped Salford's Chris Hankinson in-goal, but he offloaded to Ethan Ryan, who made a quick break. Soon after, Sam Stone found a gap in the Warrington defence, linking up with Nene Macdonald to score a brilliant first try.

Tim Lafai's interception almost led to a second try, but hesitation allowed Warrington's scrambling defence to get back and prevent the try. But a penalty for a strip on Stone enabled Sneyd to kick his side into an 8-0 lead. Salford's dynamic play continued with Sneyd and Lafai combining to send Deon Cross sprinting down the left wing, scoring another brilliant try

Sneyd, central to Salford's attacks, finally scored after Kallum Watkins' offload to Ryan, who drew Dufty before releasing Sneyd to score under the posts. Sneyd's conversion and a drop goal on the stroke of half-time gave Salford a commanding 19-0 lead.

The second half nearly began perfectly for Salford, but Hankinson's try was disallowed for obstruction. This shifted momentum briefly as Warrington's Tai scored after a Stefan Ratchford chip kick, which was confirmed after a lengthy video referee review. 

Warrington added a second try due to a Watkins error, as his attempted tip pass was collected by Toby King, who released Matty Ashton to score a simple try. But Salford's resolve held firm and they would score more points before the game was over.

Sneyd's precise kick allowed Cross to execute a spectacular dive for his second try, which Sneyd converted from the touchline. Tai added a consolation try for Warrington, but Salford secured a crucial win in their hunt for the play-offs.

Hull KR 32 Huddersfield Giants 6
Venue: Sewell Group Craven Park, Hull

Date: Fri, 14th June.   Kickoff: 8:00 PM.   Halftime: Hull KR 10-6.   Penalties: Hull KR 9-6.   Referee: Tom Grant.   

Hull KR: Evalds, Broadbent, Hiku, Opacic, Hall; Lewis, May; Sue, Litten, Whitbread, Hadley, Batchelor, Minchella (C). Int: Parcell, Luckley, Storton, Tanginoa.
Huddersfield: Lolohea, Halsall, Naiqama, Marsters, Bibby; Russell, Clune; Hill, Milner, Greenwood, Hewitt, Rushton, Yates (C). Int: Golding, Wilson, Ikahihifo, Savelio.

Hull Kingston Rovers (32)
Tries: Ryan Hall 2, Peta Hiku 2, Matt Parcell, Tyrone May
Goals: Mikey Lewis 4/6

Huddersfield Giants (6)
Tries: Esan Marsters
Goals: Oliver Russell 1/2

Veteran winger, Ryan Hall, broke the Super League try scoring record, as he scored two tries in Hull KR's victory over the Huddersfield Giants.

Hall passes former team-mate as the competition's all-time leading try-scorer. He will return to the Leeds Rhinos next year to end his career. KR registered a comfortable 32-6 victory to increase the pressure on under-fire Huddersfield coach, Ian Watson. 

The first half did not give many clues the how the game would end. It was the Giants who took the lead in the game in the seventh minute, through departing centre, Esan Marsters. Marsters intercepted a Tyrone May pass, 30 metres from the Huddersfield line, before running 70 metres to open the scoring. The conversion was missed, to give the Giants a 4-0 lead. Olly Russell then kicked a penalty for the Giants in the 20th minute to extend their lead to six points.

However, a yellow card in the 27th minute for Huddersfield's Adam Milner allowed KR back into the game. Peta Hiku scored for the Robins in 33 minutes, the first of two tries on the night, to give the Robins a foothold in the game. Hiku collected a kick-through from May, after good work from Mikey Lewis to give KR a strong position. Lewis added the extras to level the scores,

May then grabbed a try of his own to give KR the lead. Taking the ball 40 metres out in the right-hand channel, May passed the ball out to Hiku, who passed back inside to Joe Bachelor, who worked the ball back to May to finish off a flowing team move. Lewis missed the conversion, meaning KR led 10-6 at half-time.

The second half was a more one-sided affair, as the Robins ran in 22 unanswered points. Matt Parcell scored the first try of the half in the 44th minute. It was another brilliant passing move from the Robins as Parcell passed to Dean Hadley, who immediately returned the ball to Parcell, who scooted over to score. Mikey Lewis was on target with the conversion, his first of four successful second-half conversions. 

Hiku scored his second of the night before Hall's record-breaking double rounded off the scoring. Hiku finished off another flowing move from deep in their own half, as the ball passed through the hands of Lewis, May and Niall Evalds, before Hiku stepped inside Giants full-back, Tui Lolohea, to score a brilliant try.

Andre Savelio received a red card for the Giants for an off-the-ball incident with Elliot Minchella, meaning the Giants finished the game with 12 men. Hall scored his first try after 71 minutes, picking up a grubber kick from Lewis to dive into the corner and score. He then added his second score after crashing onto a pass from Lewis, stepping in off his left foot and producing a turn of pace which belied his advancing years to score from 20 metres out.

KR's win keeps them in third place, two points behind joint leaders, Wigan and St Helens. For Huddersfield, defeat sees them lose more ground in the race for the play-offs, sitting four points behind sixth place.  

Hull FC 18 Leeds Rhinos 10
Venue: MKM Stadium, Hull

Date: Sat, 15th June.   Kickoff: 3:00 PM.   Halftime: Hull FC 12-0.   Penalties: Hull FC 7-6.   Referee: Liam Moore.   Crowd: 12,166.

Hull FC: Moy, Briscoe, Tuimavave, Sutcliffe, Martin; Trueman, Reynolds; Ese'ese, Smith, Sao, Lane, Scott, Fash (C). Int: Ashworth, Balmforth, Aydin, Chan.
Leeds: Miller, Fusitu'a, Momirovski, Newman, Handley; Croft, Frawley; Oledzki, O'Connor, Goudemand, McDonnell, Martin, Smith (C). Int: Holroyd, Lisone, Sangaré, Johnson.

Hull FC (18)
Tries: Cameron Scott, Denive Balmforth, Lewis Martin
Goals: Ben Reynolds 3/3

Leeds Rhinos (10)
Tries: Ash Handley, Harry Newman
Goals: Rhyse Martin 1/2

Hull FC finally recorded their second win of the Super League season, overcoming a lacklustre Leeds Rhinos side at the MKM Stadium.

FC have looked punch-drunk at times this season, suffering 11 consecutive defeats in all competitions before the game against Leeds. However, they produced a much-improved performance to secure a well-earned win. Leeds lacked cohesion in attack and commitment in defence as they suffered a defeat which put further pressure on under-fire head coach, Rohan Smith.

The opening exchanges of the game were tense with neither side able to break the deadlock. Both sides had efforts ruled out by the referee before the first try of the game was eventually scored just before halftime. It was FC who took the lead, through youngster Lewis Martin. Martin, who signed a new deal with Hull in the week, took in a looping pass from half-back, Jake Trueman, before powering over to score from close range in the 37th minute. The try was converted from the touchline by Ben Reynolds to give FC a 6-0 lead. 

FC then scored a second with the last play of the half, to knock the stuffing out of the Rhinos side. Leeds were too passive in defence, particularly close to their own line. Rookie hooker, Denive Balmforth, took full advantage of this, barging over from dummy half to score, despite the presence of four Leeds defenders who really should have done more to prevent the score. Reynolds was again on target to give the Black and Whites a 12-point lead at half time. 

FC then scored their third try in 10 minutes either side of half-time to drive the final nail into the Rhinos' coffin. Carlos Tuimavave, returning from an extended injury lay-off, somehow escaped two Leeds tacklers near the Rhinos' line, before passing inside to Cameron Scott who went over to score, with Reynolds again kicking the goal. This gave Hull FC an 18-0 lead after 46 minutes and gave Leeds a mountain to climb.

And although the Rhinos improved, they could not reach the summit to record a win. They scored two tries in the game's closing stages to give FC something to think about, but it would prove to be too little too late. Ash Handley scored Leeds' first try after 56 minutes. The Hull defence failed to deal with a Brodie Croft kick through and Handley touched down in the corner to give the Rhinos a sliver of hope. Rhyse Martin missed the conversion to make the Rhinos' task harder.

Harry Newman dived into the corner in the 77th minute to ask one last question of the FC defence, with Martin on target this time to reduce the deficit to eight points. However, despite a late yellow card for Tom Briscoe to reduce FC to 12 men, Leeds could not drag themselves level in the game.

Catalans Dragons 2 Leigh Leopards 10
Venue: Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan

Date: Sat, 15th June.   Kickoff: 6:30 PM.   Halftime: Leigh 8-2.   Penalties: 6-all.   Referee: Jack Smith.   Crowd: 9,480.

Catalans: Mourgue, Davies, Romano, Ikuvalu, Johnstone; Rougé, Fages; Dezaria, McIlorum, Bousquet, Sironen, Séguier, Garcia (C). Int: Nikorima, Da Costa, Navarrete, Satae.
Leigh: Moylan, Hanley, Hardaker, Leutele, Charnley; O'Brien, Lam (C); Amone, Ipape, Trout, O'Donnell, Halton, Hughes. Int: Norman, Davis, Chamberlain, Dwyer.

Catalans Dragons (2)
Goals: Arthur Mourgue 1/1

Leigh Leopards (10)
Tries: Tom Amone
Goals: Matt Moylan 3/3

Leigh Leopards continued their improved run of form as they attempt to overcome the odds to claim a place in Super League's top six.

A slow start to the season had left the Leopards well adrift of the leading pack, but an upturn in their recent form has fans believing that they may be able to perform the unimaginable. For the Catalans Dragons, this was the latest in a run of underwhelming performances from a side whose attack is struggling to click.

Les Dracs actually took the lead in the game, with Arthur Mourgue scoring a penalty after 17 minutes. However, these would be the only points they scored on a difficult night for the side from Perpignan. Matt Moylan levelled the scores with a penalty of his own in the 30th minute following a high shot of Leigh forward, Tom Amone,  in front of the posts, 20 metres from goal.

Canterbury Bulldogs-bound Amone won the man of the match award for a herculean display in the forward pack, and it was Amone who scored the only try of the night in the 33rd minute. Hooker, Brad Dwyer played the ball quickly before finding Amone, who barged his way through the Catalans' defence from close range to score. Moylan kicked the goal to give Leigh an 8-2 lead at half-time. 

The second half was an engrossing, if low-scoring contest, as the Catalans' attack could not find a way through a resolute Leigh backline. The only points of the half came from the boot of Moylan, whose penalty in the 56th minute gave the Leopards an unassailable lead. 

Leigh visit Leeds on Friday night knocking that a win will take them within one point of the Rhinos in seventh place. With the Catalans now in sixth, the Dragons may be looking over their shoulder nervously with a determined Leigh side building momentum behind them.

London Broncos 6 St Helens 52
Venue: Twickenham Stoop, London

Date: Sun, 16th June.   Kickoff: 3:00 PM.   Halftime: St Helens 24-0.   Penalties: 5-all.   Referee: James Vella.   Crowd: 4,600.

London: Walker, Kershaw, Storey, Bassett, Miloudi; Leyland, Meadows; Kennedy, Tison, Bienek, Lovell (C), Natoli, Jones. Int: Stock, Williams, Adebiyi, Waine.
St Helens: Welsby (C), Makinson, Hurrell, Percival, Blake; Mbye, Dodd; Delaney, Clark, Lees, Sironen, Mata'utia, Bell. Int: Paasi, Davies, Royle, Stephens.

London Broncos (6)
Tries: Lee Kershaw
Goals: Oliver Leyland 1/1

St Helens (52)
Tries: Daryl Clark 3, Waqa Blake 2, Konrad Hurrell, Mark Percival, Moses Mbye, Lewis Dodd
Goals: Mark Percival 8/9

There were no surprises in the final game of the weekend. St Helens returned to the top of the Super League table, with their superior points difference took them above arch-rivals Wigan.

The game was played at the Twickenham Stoop, as nearly 5,000 fans watched London go down to a heavy defeat against a superior Saints side, thanks to a Daryl Clark hat trick.

Saints opened the scoring in the seventh minute of the game through Waqa Blake. Blake jumped highest to take in a kick from Moses Mbye to score in the right-hand corner. Blake then grabbed his second score of the night after 16 minutes as the Saints began to dominate. Mbye was the provider again, this time he fired a pass which cut out two Saints attackers to find Mbye on the wing to score. Mark Pervical kicked both goals to give Saints a 12-0 lead.

Lewis Dodd scored the next try of the game, as Mbye again played a role, dummying his way through the London line on halfway before releasing Sione Mata'utia. He then passed inside to Dodd to score under the posts. Provider turned scorer next, as Mbye scored a try of his own in the 25th minute. Receiving the ball around 15 metres from the London line, he dummied to create a space before crawling over the line on his knees, with two London defenders on his back, to score. Percival was again on target for both tries to extend Saints' lead to 24-0 at half-time.

The second half started in electric fashion, with Clark scoring his hat-trick in eight minutes to put the result beyond any doubt. The first came from a brilliant offload from James Bell, which allowed Clark to run in from 20 metres out. They repeated the trick five minutes later, with Bell breaking through the London line and passing inside for Clark to score his second after 50 minutes. Welsby laid on the third for Clark, after a good break by Mata'utia, with Clark running 30 metres unopposed to complete a quickfire hat trick. Percival converted all three tries to give the Saints a 42-0 lead.

Konrad Hurrell was next to get in on the action, with a try in the 70th minute. Hurrell is nearly unstoppable when crashing onto the ball at speed, and London could not stop the Tongan wrecking ball from scoring from close range. Percival missed his only kick of the night, to provide the only blemish on his perfect record for the night.

However, he soon made up for it by scoring the last Saints try of the night. The centre reacted fastest to get on the end of a grubber kick-through from Dodd to score. He converted his own try to take his personal tally of points to 20 points and give his side a 52-point lead. 

For all their shortcomings, the one thing this London side does have is spirit and they managed to avoid being nilled in the last minute. Winger, Lee Kershaw, collected a kick through with the last play of the game to score and salvage a modicum of pride for London, with Leyland adding the conversion to make the final score 52-6.

Round 14 table

1St Helens141103026322
3Hull KR141004018120
11Hull FC1420120-2704

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RLP stats leaders

Most tries

1Liam MarshallWigan1215
2Adam SwiftHuddersfield1011
2Ash HandleyLeeds1211
2Jack WelsbySt Helens1411
2Peta HikuHull KR1411
6Innes SeniorCastleford1410
7Waqa BlakeSt Helens119
7Bevan FrenchWigan129
7Josh CharnleyLeigh139

Most goals

1Marc SneydSalford1448 / 5391%
2Mark PercivalSt Helens1246 / 5978%
3Rhyse MartinLeeds1442 / 4986%
4Arthur MourgueCatalans1341 / 4787%
5Matt MoylanLeigh1335 / 4676%
6Harry SmithWigan1233 / 4475%
7Mikey LewisHull KR1332 / 4374%

Most points

1Mark PercivalSt Helens12446-108
2Marc SneydSalford142483107
3Arthur MourgueCatalans13441-98
4Rhyse MartinLeeds14342-96
5Mikey LewisHull KR13732-92
6Josh ThewlisWarrington11825-82
6Matt MoylanLeigh13335-82