Round-up: Giants rise to second on a day of feasting
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Sunday 14 April 2013
Today provided a positive feast of point-scoring in Super League, especially at Huddersfield, where the Giants went second with a 50-30 win over Hull Kingston Rovers.
Joe Wardle and Shaun Lunt scored two tries apiece and the outstanding Danny Brough contributed nine goals for Huddersfield.
There were almost as many points at Wakefield, where Warrington could not quite shake the Wildcats off until Brett Hodgson's late drop goal clinched a 41-34 win to take the Wolves into third place. Ryan Atkins, Stefan Ratchford and Joel Monaghan all scored two tries each, as did Paul Sykes for Wakefield.
A change of coach brought a change of fortune on Saturday for Castleford, who sacked Ian Millward in midweek. Under the interim charge of Danny Orr, the Tigers ended a run of seven Super League defeats by beating Widnes 28-26 at Wheldon Road. The game turned on late tries from Jordan Thompson and Adam Milner, the latter triggered by a quite brilliant pass from Rangi Chase.
Salford announced Brian Noble as their new coach and then proceeded to lose 24-18 to Hull. Richard Whiting was the star for Hull, playing the unfamiliar role of second row and scoring two tries and making another.
Catalan Dragons produced their best display of the season to win 22-12 at St Helens, while Joel Moon scored two tries in Leeds' 30-6 victory over London Broncos at Headingley.
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