12th August 2019, 11:46 | englandrl

England Watch | Super League

England Watch | Super League

Impressive performances from England's backs

England flyer Tommy Makinson is now level 2nd in the Betfred Super League try-scoring charts after diving over for another spectacular effort in St Helens’ 12-30 victory over Warrington Wolves. 

Makinson still tops the metre-making charts for the 2019 Super League season with 3369 after racking up another 190 metres in the win over Warrington; more than any other player on the field. 

Jonny Lomax also found himself on the scoresheet taking his tally to 15 tries for the season. The full-back also made 110 metres from his 12 carries, averaging a gain of 9 metres per carry. Luke Thompson was also in action for St Helens notching a try-assist, his second of the season. 

Stefan Ratchford set up two tries for Warrington but couldn’t prevent the Wolves falling to a fourth consecutive league loss. England front-rower Chris Hill was the only Warrington player to top the 100-metre barrier. Back-rower Ben Currie had to leave the field early through injury. 

George Williams was the star in Wigan Warriors’ 36-18 win over Hull Kingston Rovers with the half-back scoring a try, earning a try-assist as well as making six tackle busts and two clean breaks. Fellow England international Oliver Gildart also provided a try-assist and made more metres than any other player in the Warriors’ back-line with 128. 

Fellow half-back Jake Trueman was influential for Castleford in their 20-6 win over London Broncos as he set up a try for Oliver Holmes as well as taking more carries than any other Tiger with 23. 

Jake Connor continued to impress with another try-assist in Hull FC’s 16-26 victory against Wakefield Trinity. Prop-forward Scott Taylor was also in action racking up 100 metres from his 12 carries.

Jermaine McGillvary couldn’t prevent his Huddersfield Giants side falling to a 32-12 defeat to Salford Red Devils. The winger made 96 metres from his 17 carries forcing two tackle busts. 

There were also some impressive performances from the England Knights contingent as Ash Handley celebrated his new Leeds Rhinos contract with a double against Catalans Dragons. Darnell McIntosh was on the scoresheet for Huddersfield Giants after making three clean breaks at the AJ Bell Stadium. Finally, hooker Sam Powell created two tries and made 46 tackles in Wigan’s victory.