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1 Aug 2021

Betfred Super League round-up

Betfred Super League round-up

James Maloney kicked eight goals from eight attempts to help Catalans Dragons maintain their dominance at the top of the Betfred Super League with a 40-20 victory over Wakefield Trinity.

Sam Tomkins was on the scoresheet after five minutes but Wakefield hit back when loose forward Yusuf Aydin broke through between the posts.

David Fifita's try gave Trinity a four-point lead but hooker Alrix Da Costa scored before Dragons prop Sam Kasiano crossed the line on the half-hour.

Gil Dudson broke the Wakefield line to make it 28-14 with 15 minutes to go but Fifita bagged his second try to put the visitors back in contention.

However, Fouad Yaha made it over in the 72nd minute and Tom Davies crossed for the final try as the hooter blew.

George Williams enjoyed a victorious debut for Warrington Wolves by kicking a dramatic last-minute drop-goal which condemned Leeds Rhinos to a 27-26 defeat.

A thrilling encounter saw both sides score four tries apiece and Harry Newman’s brace for the Rhinos appeared to have handed them victory.

But the Wolves’ replacement hooker Danny Walker scored a late try which Stefan Ratchford converted to level matters at 26-26 before Williams’ one-pointer sealed the win for Steve Price’s team.

Mikolaj Oledzki and Brad Dwyer also scored for Leeds while Mike Cooper, Blake Austin and Josh Charnley crossed for Warrington.

On Wednesday, Warrington had halted Wigan Warriors' three-game winning run and complete the double over their arch rivals with a 21-8 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Australian centre Jake Mamo pounced for an opportunist 80-metre try to seal victory.

Liam Marshall dived over for the opening try in the 14th minute but Warrington responded three minutes later through Blake Austin.

Marshall swooped to score his second try but Wolves regained the lead just before the break through full-back Josh Thewlis, only for Mamo to pounce on a loose ball to race clear.

Wigan bounced back on Sunday as they ran in nine tries against bottom club Leigh Centurions.

A chaotic start resulted in three tries and two red cards inside the opening 15 minutes before the Warriors took charge to claim a 50-6 success.

Thomas Leuluai and Liam Hood traded early tries before Umyla Hanley grabbed the first of his treble as Jack Ashworth - on his second Leigh debut - and Wigan prop Brad Singleton were dismissed for punching.

Liam Farrell's brace and Hanley finished the first-half scoring as Wigan led 28-6 at the break, with Sam Halsall, Joe Shorrocks and Jackson Hastings grabbing tries before Hanley completed his hat-trick.

On Thursday, three tries in 11 second-half minutes had seen Leeds come from behind to secure a battling 22-12 victory at Hull FC.

Hull led 6-4 at half-time after an Adam Swift try but Leeds hit back with quickfire tries from Brad Dwyer, Richie Myler and Cameron Smith.

Josh Reynolds and Myler were sin-binned late on before Carlos Tuimavave grabbed a late consolation.

  • Warrington Wolves 21-8 Wigan Warriors
  • Catalans Dragons 40-20 Wakefield Trinity
  • Hull FC 12-22 Leeds Rhinos
  • Wigan Warriors 50-6 Leigh Centurions
  • Leeds Rhinos 26-27 Warrington Wolves