There were a couple of big scores in Round 22 of Super League.
St Helens have all but booked themselves a place in the play-off with a 14-6 win over arch rivals Wigan Warriors. Saints looked comfortable throughout, while James Roby and Luke Thompson put on a world class show. Chris Hankinson made his debut for Wigan and didn’t look out of place at the highest level.
Kevin Sinfield won his first game since returning to Leeds Rhinos as they eased past Widnes Vikings 34-0 at Emerald Headingley. Leeds’ victory ended a nine-match winless streak, while Widnes have now lost their last 15 Super League games.
A hat-trick from Jermaine McGillvary helped Huddersfield Giants secure their place in the Super 8s with an impressive 32-18 win over Castleford Tigers at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. The Giants have won five from their last six games under coach Simon Woolford.
Warrington Wolves condemned Hull Kingston Rovers to the Qualifiers after running out 34-20 winners at KCOM Craven Park. Tyrone Roberts scored a try and kicked five goals in the match. Warrington’s win sees them leapfrog Castleford into third place.
Catalans Dragons have secured their Super League status for 2019. Fouad Yaha scored four tries to help the French club thrash Salford Red Devils 44-10 in Perpignan. Kenny Edwards bagged a brace for the Dragons, while Josh Drinkwater put in another remarkable display.
Wakefield Trinity put on one hell of a show for their spectators after battering Hull FC 72-10 to book their place in the Super 8s. Chris Chester’s side ran in 12 tries and Ryan Hampshire kicked 12 goals to help Trinity break their highest score record in the Super League era.
Super League Round 22 results:
Wigan Warriors 6-14 St Helens
Leeds Rhinos 34-0 Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers 18-32 Huddersfield Giants
Hull Kingston Rovers 20-34 Warrington Wolves
Catalans Dragons 44-10 Salford Red Devils
Wakefield Trinity 72-10 Hull FC