7th May 2019, 11:20 | englandrl
Tommy Makinson was the standout England performer in the Betfred Super League this past weekend as he scored a hat-trick in St Helens’ 42-26 win over Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday.
Makinson has now moved up to eight tries for the 2019 season with his second and third this weekend coming at crucial times helping St Helens pull away from the Robins. The winger also made 196 metres, which was more than any other player on the field.
He wasn’t the only England international impressing in the metre making for Saints, however. Alex Walmsley made 132 metres down the middle for the visitors while James Roby trailed him by just one metre from acting halfback.
Jonny Lomax was at his creative best yet again as he crossed for a try – his ninth of the season - and also created another. Robbie Mulhern was strong in defeat for Rovers as he made 44 tackles and ran for 100 metres.
Ben Currie found himself on the scoresheet for the second consecutive game in Warrington’s 14-26 win over Castleford on Friday evening. Currie also made 44 tackles. Daryl Clark – who has been impressive all season – continued with yet another try-assist and 140 running metres.
Chris Hill also topped the 100-metre mark finishing with 111. Stefan Ratchford successfully converted five goals while Jack Hughes and Josh Charnley also featured in the win.
Liam Watts again topped both the tackle and metre count for Castleford with 44 and 152. Adam Milner was also constant in defence with 43 tackles. Jake Trueman also featured.
There were fantastic performances from the two England players in an enthralling 25-26 game between Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinity at the John Smiths Stadium.
Trinity’s Reece Lyne was dominant going forward making 181 metres, more than any other player on the field. Lyne sits behind only fellow England international Makinson in the overall metre maker rankings. The centre also provided a try-assist as Wakefield held on to 3rd spot. Jermaine McGillvary powered over for two tries but couldn’t stop his Giants side falling to defeat. The winger now has four tries in his last three outings.
It was a weekend to forget for Hull FC’s England contingent as they suffered a 6-37 home defeat at the hands of Catalans Dragons. Scott Taylor made 103 metres from 12 carries as one of FC’s best performers while Jake Connor kicked their solitary conversion.
George Williams provided a crucial try-assist at the DW Stadium on Thursday night as Wigan overcame London Broncos. This was Williams’ 10th try-assist of the 2019 season and helped the Warriors make it three consecutive victories. Oliver Gildart and Joe Greenwood each made over 100 metres while Sean O’Loughlin also featured for Wigan.
Kallum Watkins was Leeds’ biggest metre-maker albeit in defeat to Salford Red Devils, averaging a gain of ten metres per carry.