13th September 2019, 22:33 | super_league

Wakefield win to survive drop and relegate London

Wakefield win to survive drop and relegate London

Betfred Super League round-up

London Broncos were relegated from Betfred Super League after losing their final fixture of the season 19-10 at Wakefield Trinity.

The win kept Wakefield up after they had gone into the final round of fixtures level on points with London, Hull KR and Huddersfield Giants.

Wakefield's win came through two tries by Ryan Hampshire and a further score from Reece Lyne, with Danny Brough kicking seven points. Alex Walker and Brock Lamb had late tries for London as Kieran Dixon kicked one conversion.

 

London finished level on points with Hull KR but the Broncos' inferior points difference meant they went down.

Rovers lost a golden point game 17-16 at Salford with the victory securing third place in the table for the Red Devils.

Krisnan Inu kicked the decisive drop goal with a minute of extra time remaining having also added a penalty and a conversion to tries from Jake Bibby, Tui Lolohea and Joey Lussick.

The Rovers tries came from Josh Drinkwater and Kane Linnett. Ryan Shaw converted both and kicked two penalties.

 

Huddersfield won a thrilling match 24-22 at home to Catalans Dragons, coming from 20-10 down to ensure their survival.

The Giants would have stayed up regardless of the result because of London's defeat but they were not to know that and for a nervous hour they looked destined for defeat.

But left winger Louis Senior completed a hat-trick of tries to start the fightback and scored a fourth 10 minutes from the end to set the stage for England winger Jermaine McGillvary on the other flank to snatch a first home win since May.

Hull FC saw their fading play-off hopes finally extinguished as they lost 22-6 at home to St Helens, a result which meant Castleford remained in the top five.

 

Tommy Makinson scored a hat-trick for the League Leaders Shield winners who also touched down through Mark Percival and Regan Grace. Lachlan Coote kicked a conversion. Hull's points came from a Scott Taylor try which was improved by Marc Sneyd.

Castleford had lost 26-8 to Wigan Warriors on Thursday. Wigan scored tries through George Williams, Zak Hardaker, Joe Greenwood, Oliver Gildart and Morgan Smithies with Hardaker kicking two conversions and a penalty.

Cheyse Blair scored Castleford's try with Jamie Ellis kicking a conversion and a penalty.

Warrington Wolves' poor finish to the regular season in the Super League continued as the Challenge Cup winners were beaten 26-4 at Leeds Rhinos.

The Rhinos tries came from Liam Sutcliffe, Robert Lui, Adam Cuthbertson and Luke Briscoe. Rhyse Martin kicked a penalty and three conversions, with Jamie Jones-Buchanan improving the other try. Warrington's points came from a Josh Charnley try.

Full results:

Wigan Warriors 26-8 Castleford Tigers

Huddersfield Giants 24-22 Catalans Dragons

Hull FC 6-22 St Helens

Leeds Rhinos 26-4 Warrington Wolves

Salford Red Devils 17-16 Hull Kingston Rovers

Wakefield Trinity 19-10 London Broncos