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A slice of England - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Tue, 22 May 2007 14:03:00 GMT
Round 14 threw up some shock results in Super League XII, leaving many teams possibly rueing dropped points.

We start things off with the in-form Huddersfield Giants, who in a 36-12 victory beat Bradford Bulls for the very first time in Super League history.

The Giants dominated the opening half with scores from Stephen Wild, John Skandalis, Stuart Jones and Chris Thorman. But the Bulls were better after the break thanks to tries from Lesley Vainikolo and Ben Harris.

Huddersfield however proved to be far too much after Kevin Brown scored and Thorman grabbed his second.

The Giants have now won 9 games on the bounce, and move up to fourth in the league.

Leeds Rhinos failed to extend their lead at the top of the table after they lost 16-12 to Hull FC. Both sides were relatively uninspiring in attack with Matt Sing and Shaun Briscoe scoring Hull’s only tries.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Brent Webb went over for Leeds, but it was the 8 points from Danny Tickle’s boots that separated the two teams.

Hull KR pulled off a surprise 12-10 win over Wigan Warriors at the JJB Stadium.

Luke Dyer and Ian Hardman scored for the Robins in the first half, before Trent Barrett and a late Pat Richards try had narrowed the scores.

It was a Paul Cooke penalty in the 55th minute that proved to be the difference, moving Rovers into tenth spot.

St. Helens extended Wakefield Trinity Wildcats’ miserable run of results after they beat them 36-14.

An early try from Sean Gleeson, and a late one from Olivier Elima were the only two tries the Wildcats scored.

Matthew Gidley and Paul Wellens both went over twice each, with Leon Price and Ade Gardner scoring the other two in the first half. The win sees Saints moving into joint-top spot.

Les Catalan Dragons trounced bottom-of-the-table Salford City Reds 66-6.

Adam Mogg and Justin Murphy both scored hat-tricks for the Dragons, with Luke Dorn scoring Salford’s only try.

Thomas Bosc and Clint Greenshields both scored twice, with Cyril Gossard, Casey McGuire, and Jerome Guisset making the other scores.

Harlequins beat Warrington Wolves 17-4 at the Haliwell Jones Stadium.

All the tries came in the first half, with Matthew Gafa’s try being met by Martin Gleeson. The Quins sealed victory with further tries from Rob Purdham and Julian Rinaldi.

Here are my predictions for Round 15:

Giants to beat Reds by 40, Warriors to beat Hull FC by 12, Bulls to beat Quins by 24, Rhinos to beat Hull KR by 18, Dragons to beat Wildcats by 20, Saints to beat Wolves by 30. - Read More, Here