15th April 2019, 12:02 | englandrl
There were three England players on the scoresheet for St Helens in their huge victory over Warrington on Friday night with Mark Percival, Jonny Lomax and Tommy Makinson all scoring.
Jonny Lomax returned to the side and managed to score in the second half as well as grabbing a try-assist. Tommy Makinson finished a fine Saints attacking move while Mark Percival pulled St Helens level after 20 minutes.
✈️ Air Tommy! pic.twitter.com/d9NR0Gwy0d— England Rugby League (@England_RL) April 13, 2019
Prop-forwards Alex Walmsley and Luke Thompson were both at their best going forward each racking up a huge 140 metres with ball in hand. James Roby made 39 tackles; more than any other St Helens player.
He was topped in defensive efforts by only fellow hooker Daryl Clark who impressed – albeit in defeat – making 45 tackles and scoring for Warrington. England duo Josh Charnley and Chris Hill were Warrington’s biggest metre-makers with 140 and 132, respectively. Ben Currie made 33 tackles; Jack Hughes made 28 while fullback Stefan Ratchford forced five tackle busts.
Jermaine McGillvary’s Huddersfield earned a narrow 20-18 win over Castleford Tigers on Thursday evening with the winger totalling 132 metres with ball in hand and providing one try-assist. Liam Watts made more tackles than anyone else on the field with 41 while Adam Milner and Jake Trueman were also in action for the Tigers.
George Williams found himself on the scoresheet for Wigan for the fourth consecutive game, but he couldn’t inspire the Warriors to victory at Wakefield. Centre Oliver Gildart made 134 metres and set up two tries for Wigan in their 20-30 defeat. Unfortunately, Reece Lyne’s evening was cut short through injury.
Jake Connor was the only one of Hull FC’s three England representatives on show in Perpignan, but the 24-year-old did manage to provide two try-assists as FC went on to earn their second Golden Point victory ofthe season. Sam Tomkins also came away with two try-assists alongside five conversions, but it wasn’t enough for Catalans.
Kallum Watkins and Robbie Mulhern were both in Challenge Cup action as Leeds beat Workington and Hull KR edged Leigh out.