Super League Round 7
Round 7 saw some of the best games of 2021 take place, which undoubtedly will have been aided by the recent return of fans to the stadiums. A few of the big boys were pushed close and a few teams in Wakefield and Leeds got much-needed wins.
The game of the round though was the french outfit Catalans Dragons and reigning champions St.Helens.
Catalans Dragons 20 – 16 St.Helens ( MOM James Maloney )
It is fair to say that despite going well in the cup the Dragons have been underachievers for the talent they have had at their disposal, but they have started the season off great.
They continued that great form in this game with Man of The Match James Maloney showing why he was selected for Origin rugby only a few years ago, a dummy allowed the veteran to go over from close range after 22 minutes making it 8-0 after hus earlier penalty kick.
Catalanshis were in again after a hospital pass from Saints fullback Lachlan Coote was spilled by the winger and was pounced upon by Mike McMeeken whose sublime flick allowed Dean Whare to stroll in.
Saints scored their first try of the game on the 50-minute mark when centre Mark Percival crashed into a hole to score a hard-earned try making the score 14-6.
McMeeken was the provider once again after his run across the line lead to a break and an offload in a move which was finished by Benjamin Jullien.
Saints got themselves back into the game once again on the 70-minute mark through in form centre Percival who once again scored with a carbon copy finish of his first.
Regan Grace scored a consolation try late on for Saints but the Dragonsthat held on to win 20 – 16.
Salford Red Devils 16 – 17 Wigan Warriors ( MOM Brad Singleton )
Warrington Wolves 38 – 14 Castleford Tigers ( MOM Gareth Widdop )
Leigh Centurions 6 – 44 Huddersfield Giants ( MOM Ricky Leutele )
Wakefield Trinity 28 – 12 Hull KR ( MOM Jacob Miller )
Leeds Rhinos 12 – 18 Hull FC ( MOM Josh Griffin )