16th July 2017, 18:51 | englandrl

England Watch: Betfred Super League round 22

England Watch: Betfred Super League round 22


England captain Sean O’Loughlin made his 400th Wigan Warriors appearance against Warrington Wolves on Thursday.

O’Loughlin became the 11th player in Wigan history to reach the milestone.

It was a bittersweet night for the skipper, with his Wigan Warriors side losing 16-10 to Warrington Wolves.

Second-row John Bateman also stood out for the Cherry & Whites, scoring a try and making 124 metres.

Warrington's Ben Currie featured for the first time since the 2016 Super 8s, marking his return with the winning try.

Wolves head coach Tony Smith heaped praise on Currie after the final whistle: "Aside from his try, I thought he was terrific. I thought he did everything that was asked of him and more. It showed what a class player he is. While ever there was a need for kick pressure, he was there".

Chris Hill and Daryl Clark were solid on the defensive side, making 40 and 39 tackles respectively.

Luke Gale was named Man of the Match in Castleford’s victory over Salford Red Devils on Friday evening, kicking seven goals and assisting one try.

Greg Eden scored two tries in the win but injured his shoulder when going over for his 34th of the season. Castleford head coach Daryl Powell said it might be a season ending injury after the game.

Leeds Rhinos secured second place heading into the Betfred Super League Super 8s with a tight victory over Hull.

Winger Ryan Hall scored his 250th career try in the win to bring up a total of 1,000 career points. Hall also made 166 metres on the night. Hull prop Scott Taylor got FC’s only try of the game.

Jermaine McGillvary was key for Huddersfield Giants who secured their Betfred Super League Super 8s spot with a victory over Leigh.

The winger provided two assists and made an impressive 208 metres. Jermaine was the only player on the field to average over 10 metres per carry.

In the final game of the round, Mark Percival scored 22 points as St Helens kept on the heels of the top four with a victory over Catalans.

The centre kicked nine goals and went over for a decisive try in the dying stages.

Prop Alex Walmsley added a try with a quality half-length run and Jonny Lomax marked his 150th Saints appearance with a try.