Here is our Super League Round 17 2019 Review. Don’t forget we preview every Super League game including team news and form guides.
Wakefield Trinity 0-10 Leeds Rhinos
Wakefield Trinity (0) 0
Leeds Rhinos (4) 10
Tries: Lolohea Goals: Sutcliffe 3
In a match that the weather was the big winner, Leeds showed much more determination in defence compared to their hosts as the rain stopped both teams from playing free flowing rugby and thanks to the embarrassing facilities at Belle Vue, the weather stopped fans from seeing much of the action!
In the first half neither team created chances but in a strange twist of fete, the only big break from Wakefield led to an intercept from Lolohea and the only try of the game.
Hull FC 35-32 Salford Red Devils
Hull FC (28) 35
Tries: Kelly 2, Connor, Minichiello, Shaul, Naulago Goals: Sneyd 5 Drop-goal: Sneyd
Salford (12) 32
Tries: Pauli 2, Bibby 2, Lui, Evalds Goals: Inu 4
Hull FC swift from looking like a title contender in one game to looking like a relegation favourite the next but in this game they managed to show both sides over 80 minutes.
Hull FC raced out to a big win in the first half and it seemed that this was going to be a comfortable win, especially against a Salford club who have had a tough week.
But thanks to Hull FC starting to make a number of errors and losing their discipline as well as Salford stepping up and playing to their strengths, the result remained in the balance until the final whistle with the Red Devils almost pulling off an incredible comeback.
Castleford Tigers 27-26 Huddersfield Giants
Castleford Tigers (10) 27
Tries: Minikin, Watts, Millington Goals: Mata’utia 7 Drop-goal: Mata’utia
Huddersfield Giants (12) 26
Tries: Gaskell 3, Joe Wardle Goals: Russell 5
Despite the tricky conditions in West Yorkshire, these 2 near neighbours gave us a fanstic spectacle full of quality tries as well as a big comeback and an extra time winner.
The game was always in the balance throughout, with both teams trading try’s but after the Giants took a late lead, they looked to have done enough to wrap up the points but Cas score a late leveller and grab the points thanks to a extra time drop goal.
Warrington Wolves 34-4 Catalans Dragons
Warrington (12) 34
Tries: Clark, Austin, Goodwin, Akauola, Charnley Goals: Patton 7
Catalans Dragons (4) 4
The Dragons started this game strongly in defence put always looked to be struggling in attack and that came back to hurt them as Warrington ended the first half strongly and dominated the 2nd half.
Hull KR 18-19 Wigan Warriors
Hull KR (6) 18
Tries: Keinhorst, Dagger, Lannon Goals: Shaw 3
Wigan (14) 19
Tries: Williams, Sarginson, Burgess, Marshall Goals: Hardaker Drop-goal: Powell
Wigan outscored the Robins on try’s but there goal kicking let them down but in the end it was the boot of Sam Powell who won the game in the last minute to make it a difficult start for Tony Smith.
London Broncos 23-22 St Helens
London Broncos (12) 23
Tries: Morgan 2, Cunningham, Pitts Goals: Dixon 3 Drop-goal: Smith
St Helens (12) 22
Tries: Roby, Thompson, Percival, Grace Goals: Richardson 3
St Helens may have rested a few top names in this one but they still put out a team full of quality and full of internationals so nothing can be taken away from this fantastic win for bottom of the table London over the runaway league leaders, Saints.
London came close to winning in regular time but a late try by Saints took the match to extra time where Smith held his nerve to grab a much deserved win for London.