23rd April 2019, 11:53 | englandrl
Betfred Super League leaders St Helens were the big winners on Easter Monday as they hammered Hull FC 62-16 with help from their England players.
Jonny Lomax was the star of the show as he crossed for two tries on his 200thappearance for St Helens. The full-back was in immense form also forcing 16 tackle busts, four clean breaks and assisting three of Saints’ 11 tries.
Hooker James Roby earned another try-assist and made 35 tackles. Luke Thompson and Tommy Makinson also featured in the mammoth victory. Hull’s Jake Connor set-up one of the FC tries while Scott Taylor made 82 metres from 10 carries.
Joe Greenwood was pivotal as Wigan Warriors returned to winning ways against Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium. The back-rower forced his way over for a brace as well as making 104 metres in a dominant performance. George Williams – who has been in terrific form – created two tries for Wigan. Oliver Gildart made more metres than any other player with 153 and also set-up one Warriors try. Sean O’Loughlin missed the game after dropping out in the warm-up.
Catalans Dragons’ Sam Tomkins was once again voted as the Our League Man of the Match after their 37-16 win against Castleford Tigers in Perpignan. Tomkins grabbed a try, a try-assist and slotted six goals in a controlled performance. Liam Watts and Adam Milner were in action for the Tigers making 26 and 25 tackles, respectively.
Warrington Wolves bounced back from their Good Friday defeat in convincing fashion dispatching of Hull Kingston Rovers, 6-54. Josh Charnley went over for another try taking his tally for the Super League season to 12. Hooker Daryl Clark claimed two try-assists while Jack Hughes also notched one.
Chris Hill was a powerhouse down the middle making 107 metres from ten carries and full-back Stefan Ratchford was in fine form with the boot kicking nine conversions. Hull KR’s Robbie Mulhern made 46 tackles, more than any other player on the field.
Wakefield Trinity climbed to 3rd in the Super League with help from Reece Lyne who put in a remarkable display at the Mobile Rocket Stadium against Leeds Rhinos. The centre scored Trinity’s second try, played a role in two more and racked up a massive 195 metres from 14 carries. Leeds’ Kallum Watkins made 22 tackles and ran for 87 metres.
Jermaine McGillvary was the difference for Huddersfield Giants as they edged out London Broncos at the John Smiths Stadium. The winger put Huddersfield ahead after 52 minutes before scoring a crucial try with two minutes remaining to ensure victory. McGillvary also made a staggering 182 metres.