Saints win convincingly in historic night against Wakefield

St Helens maintained their winning run in the Super League, after a comprehensive 48-6 victory over Wakefield Trinity at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Saints took the lead after just four minutes, as the ball seemed to be heading into touch, it came out and James Roby took the opportunity and scored. Lachlan Coote missed the conversion.

The champions then doubled their advantage soon after, as Tommy Makinson finished a good move in the corner. Coote once again couldn’t add the extras.

Just before the half hour, it was a historic moment for James Roby, as he got out of dummy half to score his 100th Super League try. Coote was able to add the conversion for a 14-point lead.

Saints struck again just three minutes later, as Alex Walmsley got over for their fourth try. Coote was again on target with the conversion.

Makinson then got his second try of the match in trademark style, as he finished off a good move in the corner. Coote added the conversion.

In the final act of the first half, Makinson completed his hat-trick, after finishing off another good move in the right-hand corner. Coote pulled the conversion wide, but Saints had still hit 30 points.

Wakefield replied just before the hour as Innes Senior intercepted a pass, and ran 90m to score by the posts. Ryan Hampshire converted.

Saints got another try with 13 minutes left, as Regan Grace took in a pass from Zeb Taia, and finished in the corner. Coote was back on target with the conversion.

As well as a hat-trick from Makinson and a milestone 100th try for Roby, it was also a landmark try for Lewis Dodd, as he scored his first senior try for St Helens after finishing a break from Coote. Coote then added the extras.

Saints rounded off the night with another try right on full-time, as Kevin Naiqama got the ball and came inside to score. Coote added the conversion with the last kick of the game.

Both sides return to action next week. Saints take on Leeds Rhinos next Friday, while Wakefield face Huddersfield Giants.

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