8th July 2019, 20:58 | englandrl
Another weekend of Betfred Super League action and another weekend in which St Helens’ England stars were instrumental in their sides victory, with Hull FC falling 12-40 at the hands of the current league leaders.
Jonny Lomax scored his 13th try of the season and picked up his 19thtry-assist meaning he is level in both fields with fellow Saint Lachlan Coote. The half-back also made an impressive 125 metres from 16 carries.
Mark Percival was also at his creative best coming away with two more try-assists in another dominant St Helens performance. Tommy Makinson failed to get on the scoresheet but did fall just short of the 100-metre mark from his 12 carries.
In the forwards, Luke Thompson was pivotal powering forward for 113 metres, averaging nine metres per carry; the most of any other St Helens player. Alex Walmsley started the game at prop-forward. Jake Connor and Scott Taylor featured for Hull FC but couldn’t affect the outcome.
Warrington Wolves retuned to winning ways with. 6-36 win over London Broncos at Ealing Trailfinders and four England players featured for Steve Price’s side.
Back-rower Jack Hughes found himself on the scoresheet – his first try since March – while also making 22 tackles for Wire. Fellow second rower Ben Currie averaged a gain of nine metres per carry as well as coming away with a try-assist. Daryl Clark also notched a try-assist while winger Josh Charnley made 93 metres.
Wigan Warriors’ climb up the Super League table continued as hammered Hull Kingston Rovers 52-10. England duo George Williams and Oliver Gildart both crossed the try-line as well as notching a try-assist each, the latter also passed the 100-metre mark from his 12 carries. Robbie Mulhern made 33 tackles for the Robins.
Sam Tomkins notched 12 points – in the form of six successful conversions - for Catalans Dragons in their 44-10 win over Wakefield Trinity at Stade Gilbert Brutus. The full-back also set up one try for the Dragons meaning he now has 11 try-assists for the 2019 Super League season.
It was a disappointing weekend for Castleford Tigers who fell to a narrow defeat against Leeds Rhinos. Liam Watts was one of the Tigers’ better performers with 33 tackles and 106 metres to his name. Adam Milner forced two tackle busts but couldn’t find his way through the Rhinos’ defence.
Jermaine McGillvary’s Huddersfield Giants earned their first Super League victory in four weeks with the winger making more metres – with 143 – than any other Giants player.