Super League Review: Wakefield back to winning ways, Wigan in playoffs

Wakefield Trinity 36-10 Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield took the lead in this one as Alex Mellor scored after just eight minutes. Lee Gaskell converted to make it a six point advantage.

But soon after, a try from Tyler Randell and two penalties from Danny Brough had Wakefield in front midway through the first half.

Their lead only lasted five minutes though as Louis Senior managed to get over. Gaskell missed the conversion this time, meaning the scores were level.

It was Wakefield who went into half time in front as Randell grabbed his second try right on the hooter. Brough converted once more to open up a six point advantage.

From there, it was all Wakefield in the second half as Randell completed his hat trick, and further tries from Jordan Crowther and Jacob Miller, who also added a drop goal sealed the deal for the hosts.

Wigan Warriors 28-12 Salford Red Devils

Both sides traded penalties early on through Krisnan Inu and Chris Hankinson, but it was Wigan who found the breakthrough first as Liam Marshall scored. The conversion was missed however.

In an evenly contested first half, it wasn’t until the half hour when Wigan had a comfortable lead as Joe Greenwood got over. Once again the conversion was missed.

The last word of the half would go to the Red Devils however as Derrell Olpherts got in out wide, once again however the conversion was missed, meaning they trailed by two points going into half time.

Two tries in the opening ten minutes of the second half put Wigan back in control as Marshall grabbed his second try, after Zak Hardaker got in on the act. Hankinson was back on target with both conversions meaning they lead by 16 points.

Salford did get another try back as Kris Welham got through with three minutes to go. Inu was back on target here as well as the Red Devils reduced the arrears to 10 points.

But the last word would go to the Warriors as Oliver Partington crossed to seal victory for Wigan.

See also

Saints go eight points clear after frantic finish at Warrington

League Table

  1. St Helens 36
  2. Warrington Wolves 28
  3. Hull FC 24
  4. Wigan Warriors 20
  5. Catalans Dragons 20
  6. Salford Red Devils 18
  7. Castleford Tigers 18
  8. Wakefield Trinity 18
  9. Huddersfield Giants 14
  10. Hull KR 14
  11. London Broncos 14
  12. Leeds Rhinos 12

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