Super League Friday: Saints, Wolves and FC claim local bragging rights


In a day of local derbies, Good Friday did not disappoint with St Helens, Hull FC and Warrington Wolves all claiming victories over their local rivals.

Saints won 21-18 over their bitter rivals Wigan Warriors.

Tries from Ben Barba, Zeb Taia and Regan Grace as well as a penalty and a drop goal from Danny Richardson won the game for the Saints- their first Good Friday win since 2010.

Two tries for Joel Tomkins and another for Willie Isa kept Wigan in the game, but they didn’t have enough to beat their rivals this time.

While the Warrington Wolves win 32-18 over their Cheshire rivals Widnes Vikings.


Two tries for Josh Charnley on his debut and Toby King as well as individual efforts from Sitakeli Akauola and Ben Westwood won the game for the Wolves.

Two tries from Ed Chamberlain, which put Widnes into an early lead, as well as a late effort from Rhys Hanbury completed the scoring for the Vikings.

Also, Hull FC won the first Hull derby since 2016 by a scoreline of 30-20 against Hull KR.


Two tries for Fetuli Talanoa, as well as efforts from Danny Houghton, Jamie Shaul and Jake Connor won the game for the 12 men. Bureta Faraimo was sent off early on for a shoulder charge.

A hat trick for Thomas Minns and another try for Ryan Shaw, who also added three goals, kept the Rovers in the game, but they fell short against their rivals.


Huddersfield Giants, currently without a permanent head coach, stunned the champions Leeds Rhinos to draw 22-22.

Two tries for Jared Simpson as well as another for Adam O’Brien for Huddersfield, were cancelled out by two tries for Ash Handley and efforts from Kallum Watkins and Ryan Hall for Leeds.


And lastly, Salford Red Devils made it back to back home wins after a 32-16 win over the bottom side Catalans Dragons.

Tries from Jake Bibby, Niall Evalds, Greg Johnson, Josh Jones and Kris Welham won the game for the Manchester side.

Two tries for Fouad Yaha and another from Greg Bird were ultimately in vain for the Dragons, as they still seek a first away win of the season.


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