Another week of fixtures faced disruption with the Leeds v Catalans game falling victim to Covid 19 with multiple tests coming back positive in the Leeds camp. However,, there was plenty of great games to get into and my pick of the week is the Wigan Warriors v Hull KR game.
Wigan Warriors 8 – 18 Hull Kingston Rovers ( MOM Mikey Lewis )
Hull KR has been much improved under the coaching of Tony Smith this year with a perfect blend of youth in the likes of Mikey Lewis and experience with Sims and Hall signing from the NRL.
Mikey Lewis Hull KR
They visited the DW Stadium as underdogs coming up against early season pacesetters in the Wigan Warriors. One thing about the impressive Rovers performance that stands out is the spirit and hard work of their goal line defense in this game, holding out Wigan numerous times on their line.
Despite being down to 12 men following George King’s yellow card Hull KR opened the scoring minutes before the break through experienced winger Ben Crooks, who converted his own try.
Just after the hour mark Hull doubled the lead through a fantastic kick from young half Mikey Lewis was claimed by a leaping Ryan Hall to give his side a strong grip on the game.
Wigan got themselves back into the game with a well worked team play with the Wests Tigers new signing Oliver GIldart crossing for his first try since returning from a long lay off.
Oliver Gildart Wigan Warriors
A great kick from another young half led to a try but this time it was Harry Smith of Wigan’s turn to be the provider, the try was eventually scored by Gildart for his brace.
Hull KR sealed victory through another clever kick from Mikey Lewis was collected by veteran fullback Adam Quinlan, this game showed that they might just be this year’s dark horse if they make the playoffs.
Saint Helens 2 – 6 Warrington Wolves ( MOM Joe Philbin )
Huddersfield Giants 8 – 9 Salford Red Devils ( MOM Andy Ackers )
Leigh Centurions 22 – 64 Hull FC ( MOM Jake Connor )