Betfred Super League review: St Helens thrash Huddersfield, Salford continue fine form and London keep survival hopes alive

Salford celebrate Joey Lussick's try at Leeds
Salford celebrate Joey Lussick's try at Leeds

A round-up of Friday's action in the Betfred Super League.


  • Castleford 44-12 Hull - click here for Thursday's report
  • Hull KR 16-20 London Broncos
  • Leeds 12-20 Salford
  • St Helens 48-6 Huddersfield
  • Warrington 23-16 Wakefield
  • Wigan 46-12 Catalans Dragons

St Helens extend unbeaten home record in style

St Helens scored 24 points in each half as they wrapped up their home Super League campaign in style with a comfortable 48-6 win over relegation-threatened Huddersfield at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

In-form prop Luke Thompson got a brace while Lachlan Coote had a perfect night with the boot, kicking eight goals from as many attempts.

The victory ensured the League Leaders Shield winners completed the regular season without losing a game on home soil, an ominous record which will give them huge confidence ahead of the play-offs.

The last time they achieved such a feat was in 2002 when Saints went on to win the Grand Final. But Huddersfield remain in danger of dropping to the Championship.

A week ago, Saints were involved in the joint lowest scoring game in Super League history - a 4-0 win over Castleford.

Salford edge closer to semis with seventh in a row

Salford Red Devils notched their seventh win in a row and all-but confirmed their place in Super League's semi-finals with a hard-fought 20-12 victory over Leeds Rhinos.

The Red Devils ended a decade-long losing streak at Headingley thanks to tries from Niall Evalds, Jake Bibby and Joey Lussick.

Four goals kicked by Krisnan Inu was enough to hold off a fast-finishing Rhinos side and help Salford notch an important result.

The victory sees them keep hold of fourth spot, two points ahead of sixth-placed Hull FC, on the ladder with just one round of the regular Super League season left.

Broncos keep survival bid alive

Jay Pitts scored a dramatic late try to hand London Broncos a 20-16 victory which keeps their Betfred Super League survival hopes alive.

Hull KR led 16-14 with two minutes remaining but captain Pitts charged over the line inside the left channel to put his team ahead and Kieran Dixon converted.

The result means Rovers are not safe from the drop and London will stay up if they claim a final-round victory at Wakefield next week.

Veteran playmaker Danny McGuire retires at the end of the season and his vital second-half try appeared to have fired Tony Smith's men to victory.

But Danny Ward's Broncos had other ideas and this win has put them on the brink of an improbable survival.

French hat-trick helps Wigan take control

Bevan French grabbed his first Betfred Super League hat-trick as Wigan moved a step closer to securing second place with a convincing 46-12 win over Catalans Dragons.

The Warriors got off to a shaky start and were under the cosh for a while, but two tries from winger French soon changed all that as Wigan led 14-0 at the break.

French completed his hat-trick five minutes after half-time, while further tries from Zak Hardaker and Thomas Leuluai put the Warriors in full control before teenage half-back Harry Smith came off the bench to mark his first team debut with a try.

Dan Sarginson and Oliver Gildart grabbed tries late on, while Catalans' points all came from former Warriors, with Michael McIlorum and Lewis Tierney both scoring tries while Sam Tomkins added the conversions.

Warrington resist Wakefield rally to secure play-off place

Warrington survived a brave second-half fightback from Wakefield to claim a 23-16 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and secure their place in the Betfred Super League play-offs.

The Wolves looked to be well on their way to victory as they led 16-0 at half-time, but a rally from Wakefield saw them twice reduce the deficit to just four points.

However, Warrington ended their six-match losing streak in Super League thanks to tries from Daryl Clark, Bryson Goodwin, Ben Currie and Josh Charnley while Stefan Ratchford kicked three goals and Dec Patton a drop goal.

Wakefield claimed tries through Morgan Escare, Ben Jones-Bishop and Ryan Hampshire and recorded two goals from Danny Brough.

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