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globalrugbyleague - Thu, 31 May 2007 01:07:00 GMT
Over the May Bank Holiday weekend more drama unfolded in Round 15 of Super League XII

Salford City Reds responded superbly to the sacking of Coach Karl Harrison, by beating the in-form Huddersfield Giants 14-12.

A first half try from Kevin McGuiness was followed by tries from David Hodgson and Gray Viane. The Giants then narrowed the score-line with a score from Stephen Wild.

A late try from Paul Reilly set the game up for a close finish.

The win is Salford’s first in five games, but they still sit bottom of the table, 3 points adrift of Hull KR. Former South Sydney coach Shaun McRae is the hot-favourite to take over at The Willows.

League leaders St. Helens beat Warrington Wolves 40-12, putting increasing pressure on Coach Paul Cullen.

The Wolves have now only won one game in their last seven. Vinnie Anderson and Henry Faa’fili controlled things well for Warrington in the first half, but then St. Helens demonstrated why they were reigning world champions.

Jon Wilkin and Matty Smith went over before Leon Pyrce grabbed a hat-trick. Ade Gardner and Maurie Fa’asavalu wrapped up the scores in a comprehensive win.

Leeds Rhinos returned to their winning ways after beating Hull Kingston Rovers 18-10.

Tries from Danny McGuire, Clinton Toopi and Jordan Tansey ensured that the Rhinos have still never lost three games in a row.

Jason Netherton scored the Robins only try of the game late on.

Bradford Bulls kept up the pressure on the top two after beating Harlequins 44-18.

Rugby-Union bound Lesley Vainikolo maintained his outstanding scoring form, after grabbing a hat-trick.

Jon Vagana and Paul Deacon both went over before half time, with Glen Morrison and Ian Henderson both scoring soon after.

Harlequins didn’t score their first try until the game was an hour old with Jon Wells the scorer.

He was soon followed by Chad Randall and Paul Sykes, but the Bulls were too far in front, and Ian Henderson went over in the final stages to round up a convincing display.

Wigan Warriors secured their position in fourth spot after beating Hull FC 47-16.

Hull were 16-2 ahead of the Warriors with half an hour gone, after Lee Radford, Craig Hall and Willie Manu all scored.

But Wigan fought back superbley, with a hat-trick from Pat Richards and two quick tries from Trent Barrett.

Mick Higham and Chris Ashton grabbed two more for Wigan to underline a dominant second half display.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats overcame Les Catalan Dragons 18-12.

Jason Demetriou, Wayne Pryce and Jamie Rooney all scored for the Wildcats. John Wilson scored the Dragons’ only two tries.

The win moves the Wildcats up to ninth and away from the wrong end of the table.

The Round 16 Forecast:

Rhinos to beat Wolves by 30, Bulls to beat Dragons by 24, Warriors to beat Quins by 18, Saints to beat Reds by 20, Giants to beat Hull FC by 12, Hull KR to beat Wildcats by 6. - Read More, Here