Betfred Super League review: Win for Wigan Warriors as Leeds Rhinos take step closer to safety

Celebrations for Leeds Rhinos in their Super League win over Catalans Dragons
Celebrations for Leeds Rhinos in their Super League win over Catalans Dragons

A review of Friday's action in the Betfred Super League.


Results

  • Wigan Warriors 36-18 Hull KR
  • Leeds Rhinos 48-8 Catalans Dragons

Landmark try for Burgess in Wigan win

Joe Burgess scored his 100th Wigan try as Adrian Lam's side saw off a determined challenge from relegation-threatened Hull KR to win 36-18.

Liam Farrell added two tries as the Warriors moved up to third in Super League by powering past the Robins in a one-sided second half.

It's 10 years since Hull KR last won in Wigan but for long periods they looked capable of ending that run as they stayed within a converted try of the hosts until Tony Clubb's try with 12 minutes remaining.

Twelve-man Leeds' step towards survival

Twelve-man Leeds took another huge step towards Super League safety with a 48-8 rout of Catalans Dragons.

Winger Ash Handley celebrated his new three-year contract with two of the Rhinos' seven tries, taking his tally for the season to 19, as they continued their impressive form to pull four points clear of bottom club London Broncos.

Former Catalans scrum-half Richie Myler also touched down twice against his old club and second-rower Rhyse Martin contributed 24 points with a try and 10 goals from 10 attempts.

The game was in the balance, with the Dragons trailing only 16-8, when prop Brad Singleton was sent off for a high tackle 10 minutes into the second half yet the red card only served to galvanise Leeds, who went on to score three tries in a decisive 13-minute spell.

Leeds also had centre Konrad Hurrell sin-binned for a dangerous tackle but it was the Dragons who paid the price for some awful discipline and, after this heavy defeat, they could find themselves out of the top five by the end of the weekend.

Catalans, who were already without former Wigan duo Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum following last Saturday's ill-tempered clash with Warrington in Perpignan, finished the game with 12 men after winger David Mead was sin-binned for a late tackle.

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