Leigh Leopards ended Hull KR’s unbeaten begin with their first win since incomes promotion; Steve McNamara will not be getting carried away after Catalans Dragons gained once more; Huddersfield Giants edged out Wakefield Trinity; Liam Marshall starred as Wigan Warriors beat Castleford Tigers
Last Updated: 04/03/23 12:01am
Leigh’s gamers have a good time after their victory away to Hull KR
We spherical up Friday’s motion in Super League as Leigh Leopards claimed their first victory since profitable promotion, whereas Catalans Dragons, Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors had been all triumphant too…
Catalans Dragons 38-6 Hull FC (6pm)
Highlights of the Betfred Super League match between the Catalan Dragons and Hull FC.
Steve McNamara is decided to maintain his facet’s ft on the ground after Catalans Dragons made it three wins from three with a convincing win over Hull FC in Perpignan.
The Dragons maintained their good begin to the season as they went over for six tries by Tom Johnstone, Paul Seguier, Mickael Goudemand, Siua Taukeiaho, Adam Keighran and Ben Garcia.
The solely response for Hull FC, who opened the season with wins over Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos, got here by Andre Savelio late on. Yet Catalans head coach McNamara is staying grounded.
“It’s far too early to attract any conclusions however I’m very happy with our efficiency tonight,” McNamara mentioned. “We had been excellent tonight, however we cannot get carried away.
“It’s solely Round 3. Hull are facet, and it simply did not occur for them tonight.”
Tom Johnstone goes over for a strive in Catalans’ win over Hull FC
Hull FC head coach Tony Smith criticised his facet’s “flat” efficiency as they suffered their first defeat of the season.
“They had been good from the beginning, however they did not need to be nice,” Smith mentioned. “We had been flat as a pancake, they usually carried out their plan.”
Wakefield Trinity 0-8 Huddersfield Giants (7.45pm)
Highlights of the Super League match between Wakefield Trinity and Huddersfield Giants
Mark Applegarth insists there is no such thing as a doom and gloom at Wakefield Trinity after they went down 8-0 to Huddersfield Giants.
The consequence means Wakefield have but to win a sport this season and are backside of Super League after three video games.
Trinity had been smashed 60-0 by Wigan Warriors final week, and failed to attain a single level for the second week in a row, however Applegarth is adamant there is no such thing as a panic on the relegation favourites.
“We’re in Round 3 and we have performed three out of final 12 months’s high 4, it is not panic now,” Applegarth mentioned.
“It’s not doom and gloom by any means. There’s numerous effort there and numerous issues we will work with.
“The effort and utility is there, we simply need to get a bit smarter in sure components of the sphere. We need to put our assault collectively we confirmed towards Catalans and our defence we confirmed tonight.”
Joe Greenwood celebrates scoring the one strive of the sport in Huddersfield’s win at Wakefield
The first half ended scoreless as neither facet was in a position to crack open the opposite’s defence, however Joe Greenwood struck within the second half with a strong run and Tui Lolohea nailed two objectives to safe a primary win of the season for Huddersfield.
“It was a tricky and well-earned one,” Giants head coach Ian Watson mentioned. “We knew they had been going to show up at the moment and play for the delight.
“For them, they have one thing to work on and for us it was the nil and our defence. It was a very good arm-wrestle mentality in there. To hold groups in Super League to nil is a giant ask.”
Hull Kingston Rovers 25-30 Leigh Leopards (8pm)
Adrian Lam is adamant there may be nonetheless loads of work for his Leigh Leopards facet to do regardless of them recording their first win of the brand new season away to beforehand unbeaten Hull Kingston Rovers.
Leigh scored 5 tries with Tom Briscoe and Josh Charnley claiming two every after Tom Amone had opened their account. Ben Reynolds was faultless as he added 5 conversions too.
However, head coach Lam warned there can’t be any let-up from his gamers and nonetheless noticed room for enchancment.
“We’re nonetheless a approach from the place we need to be,” Lam mentioned. “We left 5 – 6 tries out on the sphere.
“They’ve been taking part in some good rugby and it is all the time tough to come back right here and get a win. All we will do is give attention to us and stick with our processes and our beliefs.
“We’re simply getting on with it and there have been numerous onerous classes to study over the past two weeks. We’re working onerous to ensure our mixtures come collectively.”
Hull KR’s Mikey Lewis cannot stop Leigh’s Josh Charnley from scoring the profitable strive
Rovers’ tries got here from Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Mikey Lewis, James Batchelor and Jordan Abdull who additionally kicked a drop objective, whereas Will Dagger kicked 4 conversions, and head coach Willie Peters felt his facet paid the worth for not with the ability to see out the win from a commanding place.
“We had been in entrance nearly all of that sport finish by no means actually felt snug,” Peters mentioned. “Credit to Leigh they actually hung in there.
“Any defeat will not be nice however to lose that approach, we damage ourselves lots tonight. We undoubtedly want to shut the sport out higher than we did.”
Castleford Tigers 0-36 Wigan Warriors (8pm)
Liam Marshall maintained his spectacular begin to the Super League season with a hat-trick as Wigan condemned Castleford to their third straight loss with an emphatic 36-0 win.
The homegrown Warriors winger touched all the way down to open the scoring on the finish of a tightly-contested first half and from there Matt Peet’s workforce didn’t look again.
Ethan Havard added a close-range second strive early within the second half earlier than Marshall grabbed his second from lengthy vary. Toby King and Jai Field additionally went over for the guests earlier than Marshall scored his third within the final minute.
Liam Marshall grabbed a hat-trick as Wigan had been victorious at Castleford
Wigan’s second win from three Super League video games left Castleford nonetheless to choose up any factors this season, whereas Marshall’s scientific treble took his strive tally for the season to eight.
He has now scored 103 tries for Wigan, who’ve responded nicely to their opening-round defeat at Hull KR.
They thumped Wakefield 60-0 final week and did sufficient to see off Lee Radford’s Tigers, who misplaced captain Paul McShane to damage early on his two hundredth look for the membership.