Super League Round Up: Salford into top five as playoff battle heats up

Huddersfield Giants 22-38 Wigan Warriors

It was a great start for the Warriors as Chris Hankinson got in after just seven minutes. He then converted his own try to put his side six points ahead.

However, they were only ahead for six minutes as Sam Hewitt crossed the line. Lee Gaskell converted to level the scores.

It was an entertaining first half, but Wigan grabbed control of the half with two tries in ten minutes. Sean O’Loughlin scored his first try of the season and Liam Marshall was also on the scoresheet. Both tries were converted by Hankinson.

The last word of the half would go to the home side as Matt Frawley got in with four minutes left. Gaskell converted to leave the game in the balance with the Warriors leading 18-12 at the break.

But three tries in a dominant period of the second half put the game to bed for the Warriors.

Tries from Joe Burgess, Tommy Leuluai and George Williams, all of which were converted by Hankinson, who also added a penalty to bring the Warriors 20 points in front.

Just like the first half, Huddersfield gave their fans something to cheer at the end. Louis Senior and Jordan Turner both crossed before the end. Gaskell converted one of them to bring the Giants up to 20 points.

Salford Red Devils 26-16 Castleford Tigers

It was a great start for Salford as they scored two tries in five minutes midway through the first half. Niall Evalds and Lee Mossop scored and Krisnan Inu added the conversions to make it a quickfire 12 points.

But Castleford hit back straight away as they grabbed a try through Daniel Smith. Peter Mata’uita scored the conversion to half the deficit for the Tigers.

Their reprieve didn’t last long however, as Jackson Hastings scored just four minutes later. Inu scored the conversion again to reinstate the home sides 12 point advantage.

Just before the break, the Tigers hit back once more to make it just a one score advantage at the break. Greg Minikin and Jordan Rankin grabbed the tries and Mata’uita converted one to leave the visitors trailing by two points.

But the second half belonged to the Red Devils. Derrell Olpherts grabbed the only try and Inu added the conversion and another penalty to confirm a brilliant win for the Red Devils.

Warrington Wolves 30-6 Wakefield Trinity

It was a fast start for Wakefield as Ryan Hampshire gave them the lead within a minute.

But the Wolves responded with 30 unanswered points as Ben Currie, Josh Charnley, Mike Cooper, Blake Austin and Jack Johnson all scored tries and Dec Patton scored three conversions and two penalties to make sure they kept up the pace at the top.

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