Widnes battle back for win

  • Last Updated: March 2 2014, 17:04 GMT

A review of Friday night's action in the First Utility Super League as Widnes, Leeds and Castleford all won.

Widnes stopped Huddersfield to win on Friday night
Widnes stopped Huddersfield to win on Friday night

Widnes staged a dramatic late fightback to snatch a 22-20 victory against Huddersfield Giants in the First Utility Super League.

Joe Mellor and Rhys Hanbury scored in the closing minutes at the Select Security Stadium as the Giants, last season's League Leaders' Shield winners, surrendered a strong position for a second game in succession.

Last week they still claimed a point against Hull KR but there was no reprieve as the Vikings hit back from 10-0 and 20-12 down.

Tries from Jermaine McGillvary and Leroy Cudjoe got the Giants off to a fine start and Eorl Crabtree put them back on control after Hanbury and debutant Paul Clough responded.

Kevin Sinfield scored a personal tally of 16 points as Leeds Rhinos were 40-12 winners in the south of France against Catalan Dragons.

England captain Sinfield, who earlier in the week had been ruled out of the game with an ankle injury by his coach, turned in a man of the match performance with a try and six conversions from as many attempts.

Joel Moon, Brett Delaney, Tom Briscoe, Carl Ablett and Ryan Hall (2) also bagged tries for Leeds, while Michael Oldfield and Jean Philippe-Baile went over for the hosts.

Winger Richard Owen scored a hat-trick of tries as Castleford made history with their first away win over Hull KR in the Super League era to go joint top of the table after three rounds.

The in-form Tigers scored five tries to two in a 30-10 success to end their 20-year wait for a win at Craven Park as they continue to demonstrate there is life after Rangi Chase.

Frankie Mariano and Oliver Holmes scored Castleford's other tries, while James Green and Omari Caro were the men to score for Hull KR.


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