Super League Round 22
The round began with the Hull derby with 2 tries each from Mark Minichiello and Steve Michaels easing Hull FC to a straight forward 36-12 win over rival Hull KR. A tight first half saw Widnes and Salford head into the break level at 12-12. Mason Caton-Brown’s hat trick for Salford was the difference coming out 32-24 winners Leeds stopped Wigan heading to the top of super League holding off a late fight back from the Warriors to score a surprise 18-16 win with tries for Kallum Watkins, Brett Ferres and Adam Cuthbertson.
Saturday saw a tight contest in France. Wakefeild pulled back a 12 point deficit to take the lead with a try from Mikey Sio and conversion from Liam Finn to take a 30-24 lead. Fouad Yaha’s late try give the normally reliable Pat Richards the chance to save the game, but he missed to hand Wakefield the win. Warrington moved within one point of the league leaders with a comfortable 42-26 win at Castleford including 2 tries for Rhys Evans. Denny Solomona got 4 tries for Castleford to no avail, finally a 6 try hall ford ST Helens saw them move up to fifth with a 34-18 win over Huddersfield.
Full Reports below (Rugby-League.com)
NRL Round 19
Two tries from Nene MacDonald helped Gold Coast to a comfortable 32-12 win against ST George/Illawarra to open round 19. The Manly Sea Eagles and New Zealand Warriors were tied at 14-14 as the game ended. Manly took the victory with a drop goal from Daly Cherry Evans in golden point extra time. Brisbane Broncos moved up to fifth place with an impressive 30-10 win at South Sydney with 2 tries for Corey Oates.
Marika Korobibete went over twice as second place Melbourne held off a late comeback by Newcastle to win 20-16. Penrith fought back from an 18-6 deficit at the break against Parramatta with Josh Mansour completing the comeback with the winning try to seal a 22-18 win scoring 16 unanswered points in the second half. The round ended with league leaders Cronulla extending their unbeaten run to 14 games with a 32-20 win over Sydney City with Sosaia Feki getting two tries for the Sharks.
Full Reports and match Info (Fox Sports Australia)
MOON OF LIBERTY SCOREBOARD
Super League Round 22
Hull FC (18) 36 – Hull Kingston Rovers (0) 12 – At the KC Stadium, Kingston Upon Hull
Widens Vikings (12) 24 – Salford City Reds (12) 32 – At The Select Security Stadium, Widens, Halton
Leeds Rhinos (6) 18 – Wigan Warriors (4) 16 – At Headingley, Leeds
Catalan Dragons (18) 28 – Wakefield Wildcats (18) 30 – At The Stade Gibert Burtus, Perpignan, France
Castleford Tigers (18) 26 – Warrington Wolves (16) 42 – At The Jungle, Castleford
Huddersfield Giants (12) 18 – ST Helens (22) 34 – At The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN OF THE WEEK – Mason Caton-Brown (Salford City Reds)
NRL Round 19
ST George/Illawarra Dragons 12 – Gold Coast Titans 32 – At The WIN Jubilee Oval, Sydney, New South Wales
Manly Sea Eagles 15 – New Zealand Warriors 14 – At The NIB Stadium, Pert, Western Australia
South Sydney Rabbotohs 10 – Brisbane Broncos 30 – At the ANZ Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales
Newcastle Knights 16 – Melbourne Storm 20 – At the Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales
Penrith Panthers 22 – Parramatta Eels 18 – At the Pepper Stadium, Penrith, New South Wales
Sydney City Roosters 20 – Cronulla Sharks 32 – At The Allianz Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales
MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN OF THE WEEK – Sosaia Feki (Cronulla Sharks)