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Leigh Leopards ended Hull KR’s unbeaten begin with their first win since incomes promotion; Steve McNamara is just not getting carried away after Catalans Dragons received once more; Huddersfield Giants edged out Wakefield Trinity; Liam Marshall starred as Wigan Warriors beat Castleford Tigers

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Leigh’s gamers have fun after their victory away to Hull KR

We spherical up Friday’s motion in Tremendous League as Leigh Leopards claimed their first victory since successful promotion, whereas Catalans Dragons, Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors had been all triumphant too…

Catalans Dragons 38-6 Hull FC (6pm)

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Highlights of the Betfred Tremendous League match between the Catalan Dragons and Hull FC.

Highlights of the Betfred Tremendous League match between the Catalan Dragons and Hull FC.

Steve McNamara is decided to maintain his facet’s toes on the ground after Catalans Dragons made it three wins from three with a powerful win over Hull FC in Perpignan.

The Dragons maintained their good begin to the season as they went over for six tries by means of Tom Johnstone, Paul Seguier, Mickael Goudemand, Siua Taukeiaho, Adam Keighran and Ben Garcia.

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The one response for Hull FC, who opened the season with wins over Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos, got here by means of Andre Savelio late on. But Catalans head coach McNamara is staying grounded.

“It’s miles too early to attract any conclusions however I am very pleased with our efficiency tonight,” McNamara stated. “We had been excellent tonight, however we can’t get carried away.

“It is solely Spherical 3. Hull are a very good facet, and it simply did not occur for them tonight.”

Tom Johnstone goes over for a attempt in Catalans’ win over Hull FC

Hull FC head coach Tony Smith criticised his facet’s “flat” efficiency as they suffered their first defeat of the season.

“They had been good from the beginning, however they did not need to be nice,” Smith stated. “We had been flat as a pancake, and so they carried out their plan.”

Wakefield Trinity 0-8 Huddersfield Giants (7.45pm)

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Highlights of the Tremendous League match between Wakefield Trinity and Huddersfield Giants

Highlights of the Tremendous League match between Wakefield Trinity and Huddersfield Giants

Mark Applegarth insists there is no such thing as a doom and gloom at Wakefield Trinity after they went down 8-0 to Huddersfield Giants.

The consequence means Wakefield have but to win a recreation this season and are backside of Tremendous League after three video games.

Trinity had been smashed 60-0 by Wigan Warriors final week, and failed to attain a single level for the second week in a row, however Applegarth is adamant there is no such thing as a panic on the relegation favourites.

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“We’re in Spherical 3 and we have performed three out of final 12 months’s prime 4, it isn’t panic now,” Applegarth stated.

“It is not doom and gloom by any means. There’s a number of effort there and a number of issues we will work with.

“The trouble and utility is there, we simply need to get a bit smarter in sure components of the sector. We now have to place our assault collectively we confirmed towards Catalans and our defence we confirmed tonight.”

Joe Greenwood celebrates scoring the one attempt of the sport in Huddersfield’s win at Wakefield

The primary half ended scoreless as neither facet was capable of crack open the opposite’s defence, however Joe Greenwood struck within the second half with a robust run and Tui Lolohea nailed two targets to safe a primary win of the season for Huddersfield.

“It was a troublesome and well-earned one,” Giants head coach Ian Watson stated. “We knew they had been going to show up at present and play for the satisfaction.

“For them, they have one thing to work on and for us it was the nil and our defence. It was a extremely good arm-wrestle mentality in there. To maintain groups in Tremendous League to nil is an enormous ask.”

Hull Kingston Rovers 25-30 Leigh Leopards (8pm)

Adrian Lam is adamant there may be nonetheless loads of work for his Leigh Leopards facet to do regardless of them recording their first win of the brand new season away to beforehand unbeaten Hull Kingston Rovers.

Leigh scored 5 tries with Tom Briscoe and Josh Charnley claiming two every after Tom Amone had opened their account. Ben Reynolds was faultless as he added 5 conversions too.

Nevertheless, head coach Lam warned there can’t be any let-up from his gamers and nonetheless noticed room for enchancment.

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“We’re nonetheless a approach from the place we wish to be,” Lam stated. “We left 5 or 6 tries out on the sector.

“They have been taking part in some good rugby and it is at all times troublesome to return right here and get a win. All we will do is deal with us and follow our processes and our beliefs.

“We’re simply getting on with it and there have been a number of exhausting classes to study during the last two weeks. We’re working exhausting to ensure our combos come collectively.”

Hull KR’s Mikey Lewis cannot forestall Leigh’s Josh Charnley from scoring the successful attempt

Rovers’ tries got here from Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Mikey Lewis, James Batchelor and Jordan Abdull who additionally kicked a drop objective, whereas Will Dagger kicked 4 conversions, and head coach Willie Peters felt his facet paid the worth for not having the ability to see out the win from a commanding place.

“We had been in entrance nearly all of that recreation finish by no means actually felt snug,” Peters stated. “Credit score to Leigh they actually hung in there.

“Any defeat is just not nice however to lose that approach, we damage ourselves quite a bit tonight. We positively want to shut the sport out higher than we did.”

Castleford Tigers 0-36 Wigan Warriors (8pm)

Liam Marshall maintained his spectacular begin to the Tremendous League season with a hat-trick as Wigan condemned Castleford to their third straight loss with an emphatic 36-0 win.

The homegrown Warriors winger touched all the way down to open the scoring on the finish of a tightly-contested first half and from there Matt Peet’s staff didn’t look again.

Ethan Havard added a close-range second attempt early within the second half earlier than Marshall grabbed his second from lengthy vary. Toby King and Jai Discipline additionally went over for the guests earlier than Marshall scored his third within the final minute.

Liam Marshall grabbed a hat-trick as Wigan had been victorious at Castleford

Wigan’s second win from three Tremendous League video games left Castleford nonetheless to choose up any factors this season, whereas Marshall’s scientific treble took his attempt tally for the season to eight.

He has now scored 103 tries for Wigan, who’ve responded effectively to their opening-round defeat at Hull KR.

They thumped Wakefield 60-0 final week and did sufficient to see off Lee Radford’s Tigers, who misplaced captain Paul McShane to damage early on his two hundredth look for the membership.

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