Reigning Betfred Super League champions St Helens continued their perfect start to the 2022 season with a hard-earned 20-4 win over Wakefield Trinity at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Centre Mark Percival scored two tries and James Roby and Josh Simm also crossed as Kristian Woolf’s men enjoyed their third win from as many games.
Wakefield, whose only try came through Tom Johnstone, are still looking for their first victory of the new campaign.
Wigan Warriors produced a strong defensive display to defeat Huddersfield Giants 22-12 at the DW Stadium and remain unbeaten.
A brace of tries from Liam Farrell and one from Jake Bibby saw the Warriors go into the half-time break with a 16-6 lead, with Chris McQueen scoring Huddersfield’s only try of the first 40 minutes.
Tui Lolohea got on the scoresheet for Huddersfield in the second half to reduce the deficit but a try from John Bateman opened up a 10-point lead and the Warriors never looked like relinquishing that advantage.
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Warrington Wolves joined Saints and Wigan on six points following a battling 32-18 victory over Toulouse Olympique at Stade Ernest Wallon.
Toby King and Josh Charnley crossed twice while Daryl Clark and George Williams also touched down for the Wolves.
Maxime Stefani, Romain Navarrete and debutant Oliver Ashall-Bott went over for the hosts as they suffered a third straight loss.
Former Hull FC favourite Marc Sneyd was sin-binned on his return to the MKM Stadium and Salford Red Devils paid a heavy price as they slumped to a first defeat under Paul Rowley.
Centre Cameron Scott scored two first-half tries to put the Black and Whites on top and loose forward Jordan Lane touched down twice in four minutes after the break as Brett Hodgson’s men eased to a 48-16 victory.
Lane’s quickfire double came while Sneyd was off the field for a late challenge on full-back Jake Connor, who also touched down as Hull racked up 16 unanswered points against their 12-man opponents.
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Hull KR recorded their first win of the season as they beat Castleford Tigers 26-10 at Craven Park.
Wing Sam Wood starred for Rovers as he crossed for two tries while Brad Takairangi, Matt Parcell and Shaun Kenny-Dowall also registered efforts.
Bureta Faraimo and Jordan Turner’s tries for the Tigers came in vain.
Catalans Dragons ground out a 10-4 victory on a freezing night at Headingley to leave Leeds Rhinos still looking for their first win.
The French club produced a resilient defensive display and survived the late sin-binning of Australian half-back Mitchell Pearce to emerge on top from a scrappy encounter.
Joe Chan and Fouad Yaha crossed for the visitors, with Blake Austin scoring Leeds’ only try.