21st May 2019, 13:08 | englandrl
Tommy Makinson scored another double this weekend to help St Helens on their way to a hard-fought victory over Salford Red Devils, taking his tally to ten Betfred Super League tries for the season.
Makinson was also the second biggest metre-maker on the field with 176. Alex Walmsley led the way for the forwards as he barraged forward for an impressive 155 metres while also making 22 tackles. Jonny Lomax made 90 metres from his 13 carries as St Helens continued their charge at the top of Super League.
Castleford Tigers halfback Jake Trueman was instrumental in his sides Thursday night victory over local rivals Leeds Rhinos producing two try-assists before going over the line himself. Adam Milner and Liam Watts were central to an impressive Tigers defensive display with 36 and 33 tackles, respectively.
Leeds centre Kallum Watkins made more tackles than any other Leeds Rhinos back but couldn’t prevent his side falling to a fourth defeat in their last five outings in all competitions.
Warrington Wolves had a host of England internationals on show, but it was Hull FC’s Scott Taylor who took the headlines scoring his first Super League try of the season. The prop-forward also ran for 125 metres from his 17 carries. Jake Connor also featured for the Airlie Birds.
Josh Charnley made a huge 252 metres from his 20 carries, averaging a gain of almost 13 metres per carry. Stefan Ratchford and Chris Hill also surpassed the 100-metre mark with the latter also racking up 44 defensive efforts.
Daryl Clark was also strong in defence with 35 tackles while Ben Currie and Jack Hughes began the game in the Wolves back-row.
Wigan Warriors’ England stars took centre stage this weekend as they played in front of a new record regular season crowd for Super League, but the result wasn’t one to remember as they fell to a 33-16 defeat against Catalans Dragons.
England centre Oliver Gildart did score Wigan’s second try of the game. Warriors captain Sean O’Loughlin made 23 tackles while George Williams ran for almost 100 metres but couldn’t find an opening in the Dragons defence. Joe Greenwood also played.
Finally, Jermaine McGillvary notched a brace for Huddersfield Giants in their much-needed 30-22 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers. These tries took the winger to 12 for the season. Robbie Mulhern ran for 109 metres but couldn’t prevent defeat for the Robins.