Six tries and a passion born of frustration over their stuttering title defence were not enough to see Leeds Rhinos get the better of Saint Helens last night. As with Wigan and Huddersfield this was a game where the emotions of the players were visible in the determination they showed
Roosters defeat Saints
Keiron Cunningham made a threat to his players last week following Saints's defeat to Salford. This week that threat had an effect, for it was a markedly better St Helens side that took the fight to Sydney Roosters. Unfortunately for Saints, Sydney visibly outclassed and outplayed them.
If you didn't know anything about Rugby League and were watching the sport for the first time with this match, you would be forgiven for thinking Salford were a top flight team and St Helens generally left struggling to hold on to the bottom rung of the Superleague ladder. For
Wigan delivered a solid victory over a Catalan Dragons side who maintained neither quality nor discipline amidst the muddy ruin of the pitch.
For all that the conditions were atrocious, with the pitch visibly watterlogged in places, Wigan's quality and drive were simply too much for the Catalans, whose poor performance effectively
With the 2016 Super League season due to start in a month, it’s a good time to weigh up the prospects for all 12 teams as they gear up for the opening matches. Starting with the top four, I’m going to be dividing this assessment into three different pieces.
Leeds Rhinos will
Look through the sports pages of any major newspaper, and chances are that if you see a Rugby story, it’s Rugby Union. The fifteen man code is strong the world over. In France and Wales it can spell greatness for those of humble beginnings; in Australia and New Zealand it's part
After a long season, it has come down to a match between two archrivals, the Wigan Warriors and St Helens Saints. The contest should be a thrilling contest between two topnotch teams who both desperately want to loft the trophy at the conclusion of the Super League Grand Final. Here
Wigan Warriors and St Helens will clash in a mouth-watering Super League Grand Final on Saturday night and it’s destined to be a crackerjack showpiece with the Warriors aiming to retain the crown they won 12 months ago at Old Trafford, but they will have a stiff test to break
Jermaine McGillvary’s sensational hat-trick for the Huddersfield Giants in the 2014 Super League curtain-raiser sent shock waves around the sport as the reigning champions Wigan Warriors started their campaign with a disappointing loss and their new-look side will have their work cut out to try to retain the coveted crown