Friday night Super League: Wins for Salford, Huddersfield & Leeds

Drew Darbyshire
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Joe Burgess goes over for Salford | Photo: Paul Currie/SWpix

Here is a round-up of Friday night’s Super League action which included wins for Salford, Huddersfield and Leeds in the Tackle the Tough Stuff round.

Salford 30-14 Castleford

It was a scrappy start from both sides but it was the Tigers who drew first blood through Ryan Hampshire.

The Red Devils grew into the game though and tries from Tim Lafai and Joe Burgess (2) saw Paul Rowley’s men lead 16-6 at half-time.

Salford clicked into another gear in the second half and tries from Deon Cross and Burgess, who completed his hat-trick. The Red Devils ran-out 30-14 winners at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Salford: Escare; Sio, Cross, Lafai, Burgess; Croft, Sneyd; Ormondroyd, Ackers, Akauola, Livett, Watkins, Taylor. Subs: Bourouh, Dupree, Lannon, Addy.

Castleford: Hampshire; Qareqare, Fonua, Mamo, Olpherts; Trueman, O’Brien; Smith, McShane, Griffin, Edwards, Lawler, Westerman. Subs: Matagi, Massey, Blair, Milner.

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Huddersfield 17-16 Toulouse

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Luke Yates in action for Huddersfield | Photo: John Rushworth/SWpix

Toulouse were 12-6 ahead at the break thanks to tries from Olly Ashall-Bott and Romain Navarrete. Sam Hewitt scored for Huddersfield.

But the Giants, who face Wigan in the Challenge Cup final next Saturday, fought back in the second half and managed to turn it around. Innes Senior went over twice whilst Jack Cogger added a drop goal late on to secure a 17-16 home win.

Huddersfield: Lolohea; McGillvary, Cudjoe, Leutele, I Senior; Cogger, Russell; Wilson, Levi, Hill, Jones, Hewitt, Yates. Subs: Golding, Trout, Greenwood, Ikahihifo.

Toulouse: Ashall-Bott, Schaumkel, Jussaume, Hankinson, Russell; Norman, Albert; Alvaro, Marion, Marion, Navarrete, Dixon, Stefani, Puech. Subs: Cunningham, Hansen, Sangare, Garbutt.

Leeds 24-6 Wakefield

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James Bentley of Leeds | Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

Rohan Smith’s Rhinos were 12-6 to the good at half-time. Ireland international James Bentley scored a first half double but was then sin-binned for a late shot on Thomas Minns. Jai Whitbread went over for Trinity.

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Further tries from Blake Austin and David Fusitu’a in the second half wrapped up a 24-6 victory. Smith picked up his first win as coach of the Rhinos.

Leeds: Hardaker; Fusitu’a, Martin, Sutcliffe, Handley; Austin, Myler; Tetevano, Leeming, Oledzki, Donaldson, Bentley, Smith. Subs: Dwyer, Thompson, Gannon, O’Connor.

Wakefield: Gaskell; Minns, Lyne, Hall, Lineham; Miller, Lino; Tanginoa, Hood, Whitbread, Ashurst, Pitts, Batchelor. Subs: Kay, Fifita, Butler, Crowther.

PODCAST: Tackle the Tough Stuff featuring Paul Wood, Peter Mata’utia & Elijah Taylor