Super League Round 8
After weeks of great competition between the teams, this season with very few blowout victories, the grind of the season took its toll as the lowest winning margin was 18 points in the Saints and Hull FC game.
Game of the week
Wakefield Trinity 38 – 12 Huddersfield Giants ( MOM Mason Lino )
Wakefield went into this home game as underdogs coming up against a Giants outfit that had put a great effort in recently against the likes of Saint Helens.
The home side opened up the scoring on the 6-minute mark after a sweeping move allowed winger Liam Kay to finish acrobatically with Mason Lino converting the try to make it 6 – 0.
Wakefield was in again on the 21-minute mark through powerhouse Tanginoa, the powerhouse back-rower crashed through some weak defense from Huddersfield under the posts to give Lino an easy kick to make it 12-0.
Jay Pitts was next to score for Trinity just after 30 minutes when he hit a hole on a ball from loose forward Joe Westerman close to the line giving the home side a comfortable lead. Westerman grabbed himself a try just two minutes later showing his versatility by just wanting it more than the Giants defense.
Centre Bill Tupou rounded off a great first-half performance for Wakefield just before the break after a run from Fifita caused mayhem amongst the defense leading to a line break of which Tupou was on the end of a smart kick.
Wakefield took the foot off the gas pedal in the second half taking up until the 65-minute mark when Liam Kay was on the end of a break manufactured by Kershaw and Lyne to grab his second. Man of the Match Mason Lino was next to score to give his side a 38-0 lead.
Huddersfield gained a little respect in the final minutes grabbing tries through Gavet and Wardle, both converted by Sezer.
St.Helens 34 – 16 Hull FC ( MOM Jack Welsby )
Castleford Tigers 6 – 60 Leeds Rhinos ( MOM Matt Prior )
Catalans Dragons 48 – 0 Wigan Warriors ( MOM Josh Drinkwater )
Hull KR 40 – 16 Leigh Centurions ( MOM Ryan Hall )
Salford Red Devils 18 – 62 Warrington Wolves ( MOM Gareth Widdop )