Josh McAllister – Super Players, Super Games, Super League Round 10 Round-Up

First Utility Round 10 saw a battering for the Bulls, a surprise win for the Vikings and Leeds go to the top of the Super League table.

Wigan Warriors vs Bradford Bulls
If you’re a Bulls fan, you probably already know the score and will want to miss out this section. Bradford Bulls didn’t turn up at all and after 15 minutes heads were already dropping for the side. The biggest cheer of the game went to Bradford’s only try of the game, scored by Gale. Wigan on the other hand were faultless, and not a bad game for debutant Sutton. 84-6 the final score to the Warriors, in front of a massive crowd of 15,529.

Widnes vs St Helens
Apart from the large score from the Warriors, this was probably the shock of the round. The Saints rested a few key-players but they would have still been expected to put up a better performance than they did. Brilliant game for the Widnes side, who now sit 5th in the Super League table. 40-26 the Vikings won, in front of a crowd of 7,706 at the Select Security Stadium.

Leeds Rhinos vs Salford Red Devils
Probably not as much as a surprise from this game, as Leeds won, as expected, probably. Length-of-the-field tries from Hardaker (set up by Jones-Bishop), who then returned the favour to set up Jones-Bishop and another from Briscoe helped towards Leeds’ victory over the Devils. The only try for Salford came from Tomkins, who has extended his loan-deal with them until the end of the season. 32-4 the fulltime score, with a crowd of 14,013. Over 2,000 more than last year’s fixture.

Hull FC vs London Broncos
Hull FC were looking to bounce back after their last-minute derby defeat against Hull KR, and they did just that. Two tries from talented fullback, Shaul, and two from fan-loved Rankin helped contribute to their victory. Mason Caton-Brown the only try scorer for the London Broncos. 40-4 to Hull FC at fulltime, with 9,538 at the KC Stadium.

Huddersfield vs Wakefield Wildcats
The Giants were back to their winning ways, with a win against the Wildcats at The John Smith’s Stadium. Huddersfield Coach, Paul Anderson, described the game as ‘boring’ and also said: “There was fatigue but that’s no excuse for the errors. We just weren’t good and, if we don’t step up in quality for our next game, we will get burned.” Must have been fun for the fans to watch then. 36-16 the fulltime score to the Giants, with a crowd of just 5,487, which is pretty poor for a side who, last year, won the League Leaders trophy.

Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves
From a Wolves side who had just beaten Widnes and showed a good performance, to this game. They were out-classed by the Tigers, who are definitely the one’s to look out for this season. A hat-trick from captain Shenton and 2 from James Clare helped towards Tigers big-margin win over the Warrington Wolves. Probably a game Wolves Coach, Tony Smith, will want to forget. Tigers ran riot and scored 22 second-half unanswered points, making the fulltime score 40-6 to the Tigers, with a crowd of 6,853.

Catalan Dragons vs Hull KR
The Dragons continue to improve, beating Hull KR, who would have been full of confidence after their derby win in Round 9. The Dragons’ fourth consecutive win in the Cup and League. Two more tries from Elliot Whitehead, making his total tally of 9, the fourth most-

tries scored so far this season, helped the Dragons side towards success. 37-24 the Dragons won, with a crowd of 9,863.

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