Round 7 Team of the Week
A blockbuster weekend of Betfred Super League saw Champions St Helens defeated for the first time this season in the South of France, leaving rivals Wigan Warriors as the only remaining team with a 100 percent record after round 7.
The Warriors were second best for large parts of their clash with Salford on Saturday – but like all good teams, they found a way to win. Two tries from front-rower Brad Singleton and a late drop-goal from former Red Devil Jackson Hastings broke Salford hearts in front of their home fans at the AJ Bell.
Meanwhile, a Gareth Widdop inspired Warrington Wolves avenged their round one defeat against the Tigers at home on Saturday. Widdop crossed for a hat-trick of tries, made 2 clean breaks and kicked a forty-twenty during the Wolves victory against Castleford.
Hat-trick for Widdop 🙌 Another @WarringtonRLFC move 💪#SuperLeague #SLWarCas pic.twitter.com/2AYuoZQfzN
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) May 22, 2021
The result of the weekend came on Saturday Night as the Dragons defeated an unbeaten Saints side that have been dominant so far this year. James Maloney opened the scoring for the Dragons and kicked four goals as he orchestrated the demise of Kristian Woolf’s team.
On Sunday, Wakefield Trinity earned their first win of the season against Hull Kingston Rovers. Trinity welcomed fans back to the Mobile Rocket Stadium for the first time in over a year and made home advantage count - Liam Kay displaying some impressive acrobatics during his 2 try haul.
Ian Watson’s Huddersfield Giants are going from strength to strength after recording back-to-back victories in round 7. The Giants travelled to Leigh and beat the Centurions convincingly – full-back Lee Gaskell setting up 2 tries during their 44-6 win.
Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC closed the curtain on round 7 on Sunday Night at a rainy Emerald Headingley stadium. Josh Griffin was the star attraction for the black and whites – devastating down FC’s left edge – finishing the night with a try, an assist and 2 clean breaks.