Warrington end Catalans’ unbeaten start

26 Apr 21, 8:29AM 0 Comments

Written by Rugby Football League

Warrington Wolves handed Catalans Dragons their first defeat of the Betfred Super League season, claiming a 24-8 win in Perpignan.

The Wire had to do it the hard way, with the home side 8-0 ahead with more than 30 minutes gone thanks to a try and two successful goal attempts from James Maloney.

But things turned on their head as tries from Ben Currie, Toby King, Jake Mamo and Gareth Widdop and four kicks from Stefan Ratchford went unanswered thanks to a robust away defence.

Hull FC maintained their unbeaten run under head coach Brett Hodgson on Friday evening courtesy of a tough 20-14 victory over winless Wakefield Trinity.

Mason Lino’s first try for Trinity levelled the scores at 14-14 as the Black and Whites threatened to let their winning position slip with just 12 minutes left.

However, Carlos Tuimavave crossed seven minutes from time to seal the result and third place in the table.

Two moments of brilliance from veterans Kevin Brown and Krisnan Inu proved decisive as Salford Red Devils claimed their first victory of the campaign over Leigh Centurions.

The Red Devils were trailing 8-6 early in the second half of a scrappy contest at the AJ Bell Stadium when 36-year-old Brown jinked his way through for a superb try.

Centre Inu, 34, then produced a sensational interception to set up a breakaway try for Ken Sio and from there Salford did not look back, powering on to a 34-8 win.

Kane Linnett scored a hat-trick of tries as Hull Kingston Rovers made it two wins in a row with a comfortable 26-6 victory over Leeds Rhinos at Craven Park.

Linnett crossed once in an early flurry of scoring, doubled his tally in the second half and made it three to wrap things up 10 minutes from time.

Ryan Hall scored his 200th Super League try against his old club – making it four in four for KR – and Matt Parcell also crossed. Tony Smith’s side put down a marker by outscoring their visitors five tries to one.

Richie Myler was sin-binned for dissent to further mar a scrappy display from Richard Agar’s side.

Wigan Warriors remained unbeaten in Super League after a 22-12 win over Castleford Tigers on Thursday.

The Warriors outscored the Tigers four tries to two with Bevan French getting a brace on his first game since the Grand Final against St Helens last season.

Reigning champions St Helens added Huddersfield Giants to their list of scalps in 2021 and remain unbeaten after Thursday’s 18-10 win.

Leaders Saints took a 12-0 lead into half-time and then added a third try before holding off the home team in the second half to claim the victory.

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