Round 14 saw St Helens move up to 2nd place in the table, Castleford Tigers move up to 3rd and another battering for broken Bradford.
Salford Red Devils vs Wigan Warriors
This round’s Thursday night game was held at the AJ Bell Stadium, where a young Wigan side faced an experienced Salford side. A low-scoring half due to the 3 disallowed tries for ‘obstruction’ which caused a lot of confusion between the fans, and saw Wigan go into the half with just a 6-0 lead. Salford looked disinterested in the second half, which saw Wigan take the two points at the end of the game, with a 25-6 score line to the Warriors. Another disappointing round for Salford, the fans, the coach and the owner, but onto round 15! The crowd just 3,706 at this one.
Leeds Rhinos vs Hull FC
This game saw the a Yorkshire clash take place, in what was a rather boring game, I’ve heard. Hull FC aren’t having the type of season the fans would have expected with the players they have, but Leeds are a good enough team to beat anyone in the league. Tries from Moon, Singleton, Ward and 4 kicks from Sinfield made the fulltime score 20-6, with 15,247 at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
St Helens vs Huddersfield Giants
The televised Friday clash went to this game, with Huddersfield coming from a comfortable win against Bradford in Round 13, and St Helens coming from a pretty-heavy loss against Warrington. St Helens had turned their back to that game however, as they put up their ‘best performance against good opposition for a while’, according to St Helens Coach, Nathan Brown. On the game, Giants Coach Paul Anderson said: “We just didn’t turn up. There was no intent in anything we did.” 41-22 St Helens won at fulltime, with 10,218 at Langtree Park.
Catalan Dragons vs Bradford Bulls
A 3rd heavy defeat in a row for the struggling Bulls, who are still on 0 points and are in the relegation zone in the First Utility Super League table. Catalan Dragons, on the other hand, are 9th in the table by point difference, joint with Hull KR on 14 points. Tries from Escare (2), Whitehead, Oldfield, Simon, Millard, Pryce and Taia saw the Dragons take a 46-4 victory, with a crowd of 6,890 at this one.
Wakefield Wildcats vs Warrington Wolves
Another win for Wolves, which sees them 5th in the Super League table, behind Wigan Warriors. From what I’ve read, this game wasn’t as exciting as others. Young Ben Currie was an impressive individual in the game, with 3 clean breaks, 134 metres made and 2 tries to his name. Tries also from Ratchford, Ormsby, Bridge, Atkins and Myler saw Warrington go away with a 34-4 victory, with 3,698 at this game.
Hull KR vs London Broncos
Still without a win the Broncos, with Hull KR getting the victory in this one. Not a score-line London Head Coach, Joe Grima, would have liked to see, but onwards and upwards for the Broncos, who are favourites to be relegated at the end of this season. Hull KR, on the other hand, are 8th in the table after some impressive victories. 48-16 to Hull KR, with 7,439 at the KC Lightstream Stadium.
Castleford Tigers vs Widnes Vikings
Two very good sides this season went head-to-head in what was a close match in the first half. 12-10 Widnes led at the half-time break. Castleford came out on top however, with second half tries from Wheeldon, Dorn (2) and Clarke getting them a 34-22 victory. 5,576 At The Mend-A-House Jungle for this one.
That’s it for Round 14. Don’t forget to follow @LeagueFreak on Twitter, and also follow my Rugby League account, @RLLatest.
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