The Weekend Wrap #2

RL News presents your essential review of the weekend’s action.

Super League

Castleford Tigers kicked off the second round with victory away at Hull FC that condemns Lee Radford’s side to their 13th consecutive defeat.

24 hours later, Wigan ensured Dave Furner’s losing start to life in Super League continued as they bounced back from defeat to St Helens a week earlier.

On Saturday, Warrington were winners against Hull KR, though there was a controversial incident involving Robins’ Joel Tomkins.

While in the south of France, Catalans Dragons won the arm wrestle against Huddersfield.

Yesterday, Salford shot to the top of Super League table with a professional performance in victory over London, while St Helens battled to victory away at Wakefield.

Catalans 27 Huddersfield 10
Hull FC 18 Castleford 26
Salford 24 London 0
Wakefield 18 St Helens 24
Warrington 28 Hull KR 14
Wigan 34 Leeds 16

Team of the week: Salford seem to make a habit of defying their critics and, though it’s early days, head coach Ian Watson will take great pride in seeing his side top of the tree after two rounds.

 

Championship

A mammoth encounter in Toulouse kicked off round two on Saturday and it was Widnes who came away with a hard-earned victory.

Six fixtures followed on Sunday and Sheffield continued their great start to the campaign with a dramatic win away at Barrow.

Featherstone bounced back from defeat to Bradford with a handsome win against Batley, while Halifax underlined their top four capabilities with a seven-point victory over Leigh.

Rochdale were no match for Toronto on their first outing following last week’s postponement, while Bradford were too strong for Swinton.

Meanwhile, York got their first win of the season with a stirring victory over Dewsbury.

Barrow 22 Sheffield 24
Dewsbury 22 York 26
Featherstone 42 Batley 14
Halifax 33 Leigh 26
Rochdale 6 Toronto 58
Swinton 12 Bradford 31

Team of the week: Sheffield demonstrated their attacking capabilities with a handsome win over Swinton last week, and in round two they showed they are capable of grinding out tough wins too. Not many will come away from Barrow with two points.

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