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5 Apr 2022

Betfred Wheelchair Super League round-up | Week 5

Betfred Wheelchair Super League round-up | Week 5

Leeds and Wigan got back to winning ways after suffering defeats to Halifax in round four.

The Rhinos were emphatic victors over Hull FC at Leeds Beckett University Sports Hall in front of their biggest-ever crowd, running in 23 tries in a 114-24 win.

Nathan Collins led the way with six, plus nine goals for a 42 point haul, two of them exceptional solo efforts, whilst the introduction of Jodie Boyd-Ward, who scored five tries despite still recovering from bruised ribs and hand from the week before, was pivotal.

Ewen Clibbens, who opened the scoring, finished with four tries and a goal, England skipper Tom Halliwell, excellent at directing play, grabbing a hat trick and four conversions.

Paul Horrobin posted the first try treble of his career. Hull earned great credit for not giving in and were rewarded with three late tries, Tristran Norfolk, their best, and Billy Swainger both with doubles, and Mike Swainger posting a try and two goals.

Rhinos player/coach James Simpson, who claimed a brace himself, commented: "We wanted to give everyone a run out and I was delighted that they all made a contribution and fitted in to the overall pattern we wanted to play, there was some great fluidity in our attack."

Declan Roberts was again the star for the Warriors as they won 92-54 at the Deeside Leisure Centre against North Wales Crusaders, finishing with three tries, 13 goals and a drop goal for a personal tally of 39 points.

Adam Rigby went over four times for the visitors, Mark Williams also claiming a hat trick of touchdowns.

Mark Wooloff and Jack Heggie crossed twice each - Wooloff also landing a drop goal - Phil Roberts and Shaun Gash completing the try scoring for the visitors, who lead 54-24 at the break. Stuart Williams was once more a stand out for the Welshmen with one of their nine tries, six of which went to Martin Lane who was superb, Scott Trigg-Turner finishing with a try and nine goals. Peter Johnston was their other try scorer.

Halifax made it three wins in a row to maintain their unbeaten start to the season, with a 104-34 triumph at Warrington, scoring 18 tries and 16 goals.

All the Panthers crossed with Tom Martin who finished with five touchdowns and Rob Hawkins, who grabbed six and four goals, dominant throughout. Wayne Boardman scored a hat trick to go with 12 goals and Nathan Mulhall, two, Jordan Holt and Tom Green were also on the score sheet. Toby Burton-Carter with two tries and three goals was once more impressive for the hosts for whom Daniel Phillips claimed a brace of tries and kicks, Paul Prince and Declan Beddis their other try scorers.

Betfred Wheelchair Super League Week 4 Results
Saturday:

  • Warrington Wolves 34-104 Halifax Panthers

Sunday:

  • Leeds Rhinos 114-24 Hull FC
  • North Wales Crusaders 54-92 Wigan Warriors