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10th August 2020, 15:17 | englandrl

England Watch | Betfred Super League

England Watch | Betfred Super League

England's full-back options impress

St Helens climbed to 2nd in the Betfred Super League table following a dominant 0-48 hammering of Leeds Rhinos; making it back-to-back wins for Kristian Woolfe’s side since the restart. 

England prop-forward Alex Walmsley was in terrific form scoring in his second consecutive appearance as well as notching a try-assist and making over 200 metres in a robust attacking display.

Fellow St Helens and England powerhouse James Graham was also on the scoresheet crossing for his first try in the Super League since a 46-26 victory over Castleford Tigers on 31st July 2011. 

Tommy Makinson scored his second try of the Super League season and made almost 200 metres while Jonny Lomax and James Roby both grabbed assists. Luke Gale and Harry Newman were in action for the Rhinos but couldn’t find a way through the St Helens defence.

Stefan Ratchford was named as the Our League Player of the Match in Warrington Wolves’ 40-10 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers on Saturday afternoon.

The England full-back capitalised on a defensive error by the Robins to score as well as playing a pivotal role in Gareth Widdop’s try. Fellow Englishman Josh Charnley scored while Daryl Clark and Ben Currie provided assists in a comfortable Wolves performance.

Forward duo Chris Hill and Mike Cooper made a combined total of 260 metres while Jack Hughes made more defensive efforts than any other Warrington player on the field. 

Zak Hardaker was voted as the Our League Player of the Match following Wigan Warriors’ narrow 22-23 drop-goal victory over Wakefield Trinity. The former Leeds and Castleford man provided two try-assists after crossing for the Warriors’ opening try.

Back-rower Liam Farrell was Wigan’s biggest metre-eater totalling 196 metres from 22 carries while Dominic Manfredi was second with 170. 

Niall Evalds was instrumental in Salford Red Devils’ demolition of Hull FC scoring a late try as well as provided an exceptional assist for Rhys Williams’ first try. Dan Sarginson was also in action for Ian Watson’s side.

It was a difficult weekend for Castleford Tigers’ English contingent – Paul McShane and Liam Watts – as they fell to a 14-40 defeat against Catalans Dragons. Sam Tomkins was absent for the Dragons through suspension.