Rugby League: Peters plunders late try to save Thunder

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A LAST-MINUTE try from Willie Peters secured a point for Super League new boys Gateshead Thunder in their first-ever trip to the capital.

Despite outscoring London Broncos by four tries to three, Ben Sammut's wayward kicking cost Thunder victory with the game finishing 18-18.

With Broncos four points to the good, replacement Brett Grogan put Peters through for his second try of the day to level the scores. Peters had already opened the scoring with a 16th-minute individual effort as he ducked through the woeful Broncos defensive line from 25 yards out.

Fellow newcomers Wakefield Wildcats followed up their stunning win over St Helens with an equally impressive 38-22 success against Huddersfield Giants after an enthralling match at the McAlpine Stadium. The Wildcats moved to fifth from bottom with their fourth win of the campaign. Huddersfield, on the other hand, are nervously looking over their shoulders having picked up just four points from their opening 11 games.

Wakefield outscored the Giants by seven tries to four and never looked back after Paul March dived over from close range following excellent work from the impressive Glen Tomlinson and Lynton Stott as early as the third minute.

Rock-bottom Hull's miserable season continued at home to Castleford Tigers, the Sharks going down 30-2 at The Boulevard. Their coach Peter Walsh, who has threatened to resign unless results improved, watched as Hull old boys Richard Gay and Brad Hepi touched down for the Tigers in a six- try romp. The Sharks have now picked up just one win from their first 12 games.