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The Super Review - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Thu, 13 Mar 2008 19:26:00 GMT
Six points separates top from bottom after five full rounds of Super League XIII.

Leeds, St. Helens, Harlequins RL, and Warrington sit at the top on eight points whilst Castleford, Hull FC and Les Catalans bring up the rear with two.

Castleford picked up their first win of the comp, upsetting World Club Champions Leeds 38-20.

Super League XIII top try scorer Scott Donald scored a hat trick of tries, but it was no match for bottom club Castleford who scored seven times against the league’s top side.

Michael Shenton and Luke Dorn each scored a brace of tries for the Tigers who played eye catching attractive attacking footy throughout.

The result ensured that there are now no teams unbeaten and winless in Super League XIII.

Castleford Tigers 38 – Tries: McGoldrick, Donlan, Shenton (2), Dorn (2), Westerman. Goals: Westerman (5) Leeds Rhinos 20 – Tries: Donald (3), Tansey. Goals: Sinfield (2)

St. Helens produced yet another late, late, late show to defeat Hull FC 30-29.

Hull FC led 29-28 going into the final minute of the game, following Adam Dykes’ 76th minute field goal.

Saints though were not to be beaten and when they were awarded a penalty in the final minute, youngster Matty Smith kept his cool to convert from the touchline.

Both sides had weakened line-ups through injuries but there was no loss in entertainment value.

St. Helens have been hit with another injury blow, this time to hooker Kieron Cunningham who is expected to be out of action for around two months with a torn quadricep.

St. Helens 30 – Tries: Gardner, Talau, Smith, Roby, Eastmond. Goals: Smith (5) Hull FC 29 – Tries: Yeaman, Washbrook, Dykes, Houghton, Hall. Goals: Tickle (4) Field Goals: Dykes

Bradford recorded their second win, narrowly defeating Les Catalans 20-18.

The Dragons looked to have sealed the win whenThomas Bosc scored in the 75th minute to put the home side ahead with five minutes to go.

The Bulls though ruined the French party when Simon Finnigan crossed the line in the last minute to put the Bulls level with the Dragons.

Paul Deacon kept his nerve and converted the try to ease the pressure on coach Steve McNamara and give the away side the two-points.

Bradford’s win came at a cost with Glenn Morrison and Jamie Langley both picking up serious knee injuries. Morrison is expected to be out of action for three months and Langley goes under the surgeon’s knife on Friday.

Les Catalans Dragons 18 – Tries: Chan, Bosc, Greenshields. Goals: Bosc (3) Bradford Bulls 20 – Tries: Morrison, Hape, Finnigan.Goals: Deacon (4)

Warrington maintained their faultless record at home to Wigan, running out 32-20 victors.

The Wolves have now defeated the Warriors on all five occasions when the two Super League teams have met at Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The game itself was a scrappy one, stopping and starting frequently with a record number of penalties being awarded in a single Super League fixture by referee Steve Ganson; 27.

Wigan played most of the second half with 12 men after Richard Mathers was sent off for a dangerous high tackle on Matt King who was knocked unconscious.

Six tries from Johnson, Hicks, Parker, Gleeson, Anderson and King ensured the Warrington win.

Warrington Wolves 32 – Tries: Johnson, Hicks, Gleeson, Parker, Anderson, King. Goals: Briers (4) Wigan Warriors 20 – Tries: Coley, Hansen, Colbon, Goulding. Goals: Richards (2)

Harlequins RL carried on their impressive start to Super League XIII defeating Huddersfield 24-0.

The London based outfit scored 12 points in each half to secure their fourth win out of five.

The Giants had recorded successive impressive home victories before the game, but they could not breach the Quins defence.

Tries from Howell, Sheriffe, Randall and McCarthy-Scarsbrook gave Brian McDermott’s side the points.

Harlequins RL 24 – Tries: Randall, Howell, Sheriffe, Scarsbrook. Goals: Paul (2), Purdham (2).
Huddersfield Giants 0

Wakefield halfback Danny Brough produced a sterling performance to hand the Wildcats a 22-20 victory over Hull KR.

Brough created all of Wakefield’s tries and kicked 5 goals to give the Wildcats their first win since round one.

Justin Morgan tagged his team as “brainless” after the game, believing his side shot themselves in the foot.

A brace of tries from centre Ryan Atkins and a penalty try gave John Kear’s side the points.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 22 – Tries: Atkins (2). Goals: Brough (5) Hull Kingston Rovers 20 – Tries: Vella, Murrell, Webster. Goals: Murrell (3), Webster. - Read More, Here