04/09/2017 Super League Show


04/09/2017

Highlights. St Helens v Wigan, Leeds v Hull FC, Salford v Wakefield, Huddersfield v Castleford, Featherstone v Hull KR, Leigh v Widnes, London v Warrington and Halifax v Catalans.


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You Just over a month until the Grand Final, but award season is

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well under way. In terms of the major prizes, it's two down and one

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to go. # We are stars

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# COMMENTATOR: Castleford League

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Leaders Shield winners 2017. They used to say they couldn't win at

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Wembley. Now they simply cannot stop winning at Wembley. Wonderful try.

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What a finish that is. Here comes the chase and Tompkins is the man to

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score. Eight teams still very much

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in the race for the Grand Final, and two prize fighters are with us

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tonight in the shape of John Kear, and the Challenge Cup

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winning captain of Hull FC, Gareth, has it sunk in a bit quicker

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this time around that you've won the Challenge Cup, back-to-back as well?

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It certainly has, yeah. There was a different feel in the build up to

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the game. Certainly a different feel afterwards, but we spoke about Hull

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becoming a more consistent team, we've won silverware, Challenge Cups

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back-to-back is a massive statement of intention from the club for the

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hard work that's been done for the last few years. Certainly after the

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game, things moved very much towards the Grand Final and wanting to

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achieve that. So yeah, everything has been a bit more dub dude and

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re-- subdued and relaxed. It was such a big deal to win it last year.

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You look back to Leeds finally winning. Has Lee Radford been more

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relaxed? Yeah, of course. He's our leader. We feed off him and how he

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is before and after games is very much influential on how we are as

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players. It's something that he's been great at throughout his

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coaching career. He's evolved. From a young, inexperienced coach that

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was very reactive to now being a great manager as well as coach. I

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think it's testament to him and we're a product of that, how we're

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acting this year. So to Round 4 of the Super 8s,

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and it was a landmark week His 12-game ban for a positive

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drugs test is at an end, so it was time for his Super League

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debut. Everyone knows he can score tries

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and things like that. It's the way he reads the game. We don't have too

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many natural rugby league players with vision in the world any way.

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He's got that. Attacking has been what I'm known for. Hopefully I can

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bring that to the club and help the boys.

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COMMENTATOR: Barba scores. I've said all along it's great to have him

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playing for us. But it's great for the game. I think anyone that likes

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rugby league in England or anywhere in the world will tune in to see him

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playing rugby league. It has been tough. I've gone from playing footy

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every week to having a seat for such a long time. The one thing I've

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taken from it is how easy things can get taken away from you. Now I'm on

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the other side of the world and playing in a totally different

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competition. The only thing I can do now is work hard and try to put good

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performances on the feed. I'm excited and nervous at the same

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time. It's been almost a year since I've played in a rugby league field.

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I'm looking forward to it. Are you excited to see a player of

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his standing and ability in Super League? Not this Thursday! But after

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that I will be. He's an outstanding player. He was a stellar player in

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the NRL. You could see glimpses in his first game against Wigan of a

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similar stature within Super League. It was a little rusty. I hope it's

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not too quick! And first up for Ben Barba,

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it was one of the biggest matches on the calendar,

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as St Helens met Wigan Always a real intensity to this

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fixture. He's sent off! The youngster strikes. Marshal for the

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corner. Support for Tierney. The fullback's in. Nobody's home. He

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scores. Try! St Helens look to have snatched it.

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He scores. 90 seconds played and Wigan are up and running. What a

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start for them. That's a spilled ball. Oliver

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Gildart steps away - two tries in the opening four minutes. Wigan are

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on fire here. It's a little scruffy. The referee

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says playion, and then he gives a penalty. Not doing enough to get

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away, the referee decides. Williams with a chance to make it 14-0. 14

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minutes played. What a wonderful position they find

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themselves in here as well. Oh, Barba! We're going to the big

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screen. He says try on the field. Check the grounding, then Barba.

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Well the ball seems to have been dropped. Whether Gelling was getting

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in there? The referee says try on the field. And try has been given.

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That will be controversial. Ben Barba on his debut opens his

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accounts. He's thrilled. The referee stops the game because

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McCarthy has hopped away injured. Is that dangerous contact? Clearly he

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was hurt. We're unsure on the point of contact. The referee puts it on

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report. Tompkins quick hands - Gelant slides

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over. Burgess is racing away. He's got

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support, should he need it from Williams. He ducks and slides in.

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Two tries in two-and-a-half minutes in this second half, putting Wigan

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in control of the game again. Zeb Taia bull dozing, blasting his

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way over. St Helens needed that. Taia produces.

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Oh, and somehow it's gone right and Makinson scores! St Helens with

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back-to-back tries back in contention.

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Wig around more than happy with this now. They can run the clock down.

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They get a penalty. That should be that now. Well, it's getting heated

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again here. I'm not sure what he was doing here, he pushes him in the

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back. Totally needless. He's in the sin-binn for what it matters.

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There's only a minute left to play. Williams with a chance to put the

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cherry on top of the cake with a kick that absolutely seals victory

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and a win that puts Wigan right back in Grand Final contention. Week

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after that Wembley defeat. Is that the kind of performance you

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were expecting? Yeah when you lose a Challenge Cup final, it's easier to

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play the next game than when you've won it. It's obvious to say, but it

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stands true. One thing about Wigan, no matter whether they're playing

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well or not, they show doggedness, determination and work so hard for

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each other. At Wembley they were the second best team but hung in there.

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They showed true quality against St Helens. I expected that bounce

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backability to come through. The senior players really led from the

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front, is that important in a game like this? That's massive. If there

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were two blokes you could have said before the game would stand up and

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be counted in that game, it would be those two. They're massive for Wigan

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and they performed so well in this game. They led from the front. A

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tremendous cover tackle from Tompkins. It was on the short side.

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He tracked right the way across and came up with that great tackle. He's

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competitive. He wants to win everything. Every challenge, he

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wants to win it. St Helens have brought in Ben Barba and what do you

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make of him? Ben Barba is exciting for the competition. You've got to

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find a place for Jonny Lomax. . Richardson has been developing

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nicely as a half-back, but that's what rugby league is all about -

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competition for sports. It's do or die time now. John is watching on

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closely. Do you think they've still got the top form and can do

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something? Or do they look a little bit short to you? It's difficult to

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say. This weekend will decide that. If Wakefield get one over on him

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they could say their to be four transfers are out of the window.

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They've been playing better in recent weeks. Probably a lot hangs

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on this week. I won't ask you about that one!

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St Helens next match is against play-off rivals Wakefield.

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Wakefield were looking to hold onto their play-off place

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at Salford on Friday, you've already won and lost there this season.

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St Helens, it was do or die for them and Salford. They challenged with

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the early try. Jacob Miller coming back to fitness has added something

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to Wakefield. He was instrumental scoring the try and helping to set

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up that for with good ball movement. This is good play from Salford.

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Johnson had too much pace to cross in the corner and we knew at this

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stage, 12 apiece, and a tight old game. We felt we had to stay with

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them and we could get them and the Miller try was important. But this

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fella on debut, a cracking debut. I think he has demonstrated he is a

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threat. Good service. They hard worker in defence and an air of

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confidence about the Wakefield performance. A good try, a couple of

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good off-loads. Tyler Randell with his deception and pace, crossing. It

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was such a shock that Tyrone McCarthy kicked the ball. It was a

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comfortable win in the end but we were challenged early. Did you feel

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it was a different Salford from early in the season? Yes, I think

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they are tired. They have a small squad. They have not been able to

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rotate and they have looked fatigued. Mentally they lost the

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Challenge Cup semifinal. They have had the highs but disappointments

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also. But they have made progression.

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Just five days after their Wembley win, Hull FC were back

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Headingley was their destination this week,

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Now, is there something to be looked at here?

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He said there is no try on the field.

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Well, it is his hand that then bounces the ball forward.

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Hitting that line and forcing them back a yard or two.

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A good run from Mahe Fonua, who has got it

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And Steve Michaels with the Hull response.

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Really weird, isn't it, with the South stand empty?

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They have already begun the demolition of that side.

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Stevie Ward's pass, and Singleton had the angle and line.

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But he is mightily impressive in his spells on the field.

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Leeds defenders will be chastising themselves, I am sure.

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Ward. Rattled in the tackle.

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Gareth Ellis, he is backing in their to

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Gareth Ellis, he is backing in there to

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Well, he is off for ten minutes for a dangerous contact

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It is a spilled ball that has given Marc Sneyd the chance to

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Hull are gifted possession and position.

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Just an arm lingering too long and dislodging that ball.

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Hull electing to go for two and Marc Sneyd is

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looking to narrow the gap to just four.

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Hull's defence having to work overtime again.

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Still got an arm on the ball and I think he has

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It is confirmed four minutes before the

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Danny Houghton having a look around here.

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Thompson goes in as the dummy runner.

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Just what Hull needed five minutes into the second half.

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Parcell. Jones-Buchanan.

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And he has got a pass away and look who is galloping in.

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They appreciate that around Headingley.

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There are a lot of yards to cover for Hull.

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A big night tonight in terms of the race for second place.

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And another chance to extend their lead.

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Kallum Watkins to give his side a 12-point advantage.

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They are sitting pretty at the moment.

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Ryan Hall coming in quickly to close down any

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It is getting a little lively in there, as well.

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Rob Burrow is in the middle of it all.

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What we have to do is control your players.

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I don't want players running in and rushing in.

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Let's just settle the game back down, please.

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There are still four tackles in the set.

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Kallum Watkins puts it over and Leeds

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Leeds are very much favourites again.

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A dodge and weave back towards Jones-Buchanan.

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And it is Parcell with the diving catch

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Certain now of a top-four place and near enough certain of

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finishing second, as well with this big win against Hull tonight.

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Despite the defeat, were you pleased with how you backed up

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If you had spoken to me on Wednesday when we were doing the team run

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and said we were going to put in a performance like that

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with the energy we showed, I'd have bitten your hand off.

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There were elements of the game we were disappointed with.

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It was not a classic from either side.

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It probably suited us coming off the back of the Challenge Cup.

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There are areas of the game we were disappointed

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with and we could have done a lot better and the result might

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have been different, but the energy that we showed,

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that is what was really important and shown for me the mindset change

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and what we spoke about earlier in terms of dropping off

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Brian McDermott had a right old rant at the end of the game.

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He said his own players were guilty of it as well,

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of looking for easy penalties when you are pinned in your own.

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Do you think he has got a point about this, or was he just on one?

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If you look at Castleford, they are great at putting a really

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good kick in and then the chase is good and they pin

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And the Cas fans always shout, "Get into them."

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Where you are really aggressive and you make it difficult

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I do not know whether it is a governing body philosophy,

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a referee's philosophy, but I think they give more penalties

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in that area to piggyback the teams up the field rather than make teams

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It is not a pop at Hull FC, it is not a pop at Danny Washbrook.

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But I just think referees are looking for penalties in that area.

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Teams should have to work their way out, and if they do that,

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we would be better internationally, because we would be able

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to play arm-wrestle rugby, which is what you need to play

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against teams like Australia and New Zealand.

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It is important to say he wasn't having a go at Hull.

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He said his own players were guilty of it.

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We all want to see an enterprising, fast-flowing game of rugby league,

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but let's not forget, rugby league is a tough sport

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I think for me, that is what makes it the spectacle it is.

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So let's not lose that element of grinding wins out.

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Those blokes that want to take those tough carries out of yardage,

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Do you think it is the governing body, or is it the players,

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or is it everybody needs to get together and have a

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I think it might be changing philosophy, but I think it

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would benefit us internationally if teams had to work their way out

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from their own line, rather than being helped out

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Castleford are of course over the hills and far away

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and it's important that they're involved in some competitive games

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I am going to take my hat off to Castleford because they have tied

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up the League Leaders' Trophy.

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They are preparing for the Grand Final.

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But they are preparing by changing the

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But also the commitment levels that are

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Although I don't think that was Castleford-like

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But when you look at people like Benny Roberts still turning up week

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in, week out, putting in great performances.

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This is a rehearsed move and my word, look at the execution.

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That is quality rugby league, despite the

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fact they have achieved so much this season.

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Was it important like for you guy - they will have had

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the euphoria of winning - they are not used to

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winning silverware - to come out and win this one?

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They seem to be in a really good place.

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They are playing as good now as what they were earlier in the

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I have got lots of Castleford fans within my family who are very

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For Huddersfield, their season is a little bit

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If they have this squad fit, you look at what they might have been

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Yes, they are a good team and they have matured over the

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They had a really iffy period early on but they

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get into the top four, but I still

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think they can cause a shock or two amongst

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teams wanting to get into

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Another win for the leaders, and this is where all

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the results have left things in the Betfred Super League table.

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One more win for Leeds will guarantee them a home semifinal in

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Wigan move above St Helens into fifth.

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The champions are now just a point behind fourth

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The Qualifiers resumed after a break for the Challenge Cup final,

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and the race for Super League status is on.

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Four rounds to go in the Qualifiers, and desperate times for some

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of the Super League teams scrambling for safety.

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Leigh took on Widnes on Sunday, where the winner would end

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The details on this one come from Sharon Shortle.

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A win for either of these sides would prove crucial with both

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And it was Widnes who got the ideal start after just four minutes,

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as Lloyd White jinked his way over from acting half

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Rhys Hanbury missed the conversion to that but made no mistake

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with the penalty after Atelea Vea caught Chris Houston late.

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He then added a second when Danny Craven was also taken out

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by a mistimed challenge and Widnes were eight points in front.

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The Vikings continued to dominate the first half and went further

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ahead when Alex Gerard shrugged off to Leigh defenders to go

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Hanbury was on target with the conversion

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It was Leigh who started the second half stronger,

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moving the ball out wide to James Clare.

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He scored on his debut with an acrobatic stretch.

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But any hopes of a Leigh comeback did not last.

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A mistake from them gave Widnes good field position and they moved

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Corey Thompson stepped out of one tackle, sidestepped another defender

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With the conversion, Widnes were 16 points in front.

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But Leigh were not ready to roll over.

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They launched an attack down the right and Ben Reynolds sent

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With Hanbury off injured, Chris Bridge added a penalty from 40

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metres out for Widnes to stretch the lead again, before kicking

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The win gives the Vikings' hopes of Super League

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survival a huge boost, while Leigh's chances

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A huge win and Denis Betts talking about his team leading to show

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arrogance. Is that important to go in with a struct? I think there is

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so much resting on this game. Being the two points. It is important one

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of the teams have arrogance and incompetence about them because if

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you go into the game a little tetchy and not sure of what is going on it

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would be easy for a team to get one over on the other. Nervous times for

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Leigh. Very nervous and possibly this time in a better spot. It is

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tough for them, but is is part of the competition and structure of the

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competition and they will be challenged and the fixtures they

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have, they have tough games. Warrington is as tough as it gets.

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And Halifax and London. They will think they can close on the last two

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but the Warrington game is vital. Widnes at Hull KR, but do they have

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a roll on now? You'd like to think so.

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Both teams have a lot to play for in this game. Widnes probably more so.

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I think they need one win in three to cement their place in the top

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flight. Widnes desperate as well. Another big game for them. Tense

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times in the qualifiers. Back-to-back defeats had left

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Catalan staring down the barrel of the Million Pound Game,

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so they were desperate to get back It was bad tempered

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at times this one. Is that a reflection of what's at

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stake? I think so. I don't have any bearing on these games, but it makes

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me nervous just talking about them. That was nasty, wasn't it? Yeah,

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some moments in the game, which were a bit unsavoury. I'm sure there will

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be repercussions of that, which could affect the teams going into

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this week. How impressed have you been for Richie Myler? He's been

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really good. His future is secure. He's a high quality club for next

:32:33.:32:38.

season. He's been organising the team. Doing what he's always done

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since he came to Super League, supporting the break really well. It

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was instrumental in this victory. This was important to win. I know

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Halifax fancied this. They had to go to Halifax and get the victory in

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order to set them up for the remaining three games. We talked

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about it being tetchy. Another punch-up coming, did Catalan need to

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be more physical? Is that something that's been missing? I think so. We

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spoke about before the bit of arrogance about them. You know, I

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think, that tetchiness is always going to be there. Other teams fancy

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themselves against Catalan now. I think they fancy their chances. To

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keep Halifax at nil as well. Defensively they've been weak. How

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important for that confidence wise? Very important going forward. If you

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nil anybody it gives a feel good factor in your beliefs, structures

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and systems. To further close unite the game with a good try down the

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left-hand side there will really again boost them. Because 24-0 at

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Halifax is a good result. But there again, they've still to look

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forward. Three games and three tetchy, nervous games are going to

:33:57.:33:57.

be coming up for Catalans. One team who know all

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about the Million Pound Game But they were on course to avoid it

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this year with three wins from their opening three matches

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in the Qualifiers. Week 4 sent them to Featherstone,

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and Richard Stead saw this one. Featherstone Rovers score

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through Kyran Johnson. And Hull Kingston

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Rovers answer back. This will be the last and Lunt

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will send Atkin on his way. Surrounded by Hull

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Kingston Rovers defenders. And it is a second try, albeit

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a consolation for Kyran Johnson. What have you made of Hull KR in

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terms building through the qualifiers? I don't think it's just

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the qualifiers. All season, the handle, the disappointment of the ?1

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million game - really well. They came up quickly with a strategy of

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how to counter that. They built throughout the Championship season.

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They've recruited for these qualifiers. Four from four it's

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pretty perfect. Now they're going to the last three needing one win to

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ensure promotion. They've done really well. How they've planned for

:36:52.:36:57.

life in the Championship and how to get out as well. Tim Sheens has done

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a good job with them. A big week in terms of managing nerves and

:37:07.:37:12.

expectation. You wouldn't expect anything else from Tim. Been around

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the block a million times. This won't be new to him. He will lay

:37:17.:37:25.

that platform for the rest of the players but relaxed in the next few

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games. They need just one win. So Hull KR remain at 100%,

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and the other perfect record in the Qualifiers

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belonged to Warrington. They were in London

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on Saturday night Shrugs off the tackle

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and puts the ball down! Spectacular start from

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the London Broncos. And that is three

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scores without reply. It is right over

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the hands of Williams. George King takes it to the line.

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Has he got that one down? The referee has to go to the video

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referee. Under a pile of bodies, there it is, a smart finish, under

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pressure and Warrington have a score right on halftime.

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They're going to target the right-hand side. They storm through.

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Suddenly Warrington right back in the game.

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Or are they? This presence of mind here that Jack Hughes, well, does he

:39:38.:39:44.

knock the ball on there? It looked like a smart off-load. We're looking

:39:45.:39:49.

at the grounding. The try has been awarded. Shades of controversy.

:39:50.:39:54.

Right on the line then. Warrington attacking. Kevin Brown stretches out

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a big arm and it's a try. Suddenly Warrington in control. Rampaging

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run. This could be another try. It's finished off. There's a bit about

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this too just showing their Super League class. Andrew Henderson has

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every right to be frustrated. It's Ben Westwood, too big and power.

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That's six tries without replay from Warrington.

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That is really sharp work from the bonko half-back. Suddenly, they've

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got a foot hold again. So much pace here. It's a chase from

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Brown. He gets his second try and just as you thought that London

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might be back in the game, Warrington blitz them out of sight.

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Ackers goes for the line. The Broncos back in the game.

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That's the cat amongst the pigeons. He's turned on the turbos. He takes

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it round to the stick. There is another try for the bonk yeses that

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puts them so close last chance saloon for the bonko. Two points in

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it. Really good hands. Oh, what's that there? From Ryan Atkins. That

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was a needless tackle. That's horrible. Thankfully Dickson looks

:42:28.:42:37.

all right. That is it. That is game over. Brave effort from the Broncos.

:42:38.:42:39.

But it's a win for Warrington. Job just about done for Warrington.

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London, it's been ifs and buts. They've come so close in all of the

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games. They were tremendous in the first game of the qualifiers.

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Tremendous in that as well. They scored exciting Troyes and tested

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Warrington to the very end. They will feel hard done by. I'm certain

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that they'll feel that they've progressed from last season to this

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season and during the qualifiers as well, they've been very competitive.

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I suppose these qualifiers is about getting the job done. It is. There

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are a lot of players, who play at higher standard. There are

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international players that are having to perform at this level.

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It's a test of their character to do with that. I'm running out of time.

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This ehave done the job. Just three rounds of matches to go

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in the Qualifiers, then, That's it for now,

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my thanks to Gareth, and to John for joining us,

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we'll see you next week.

:43:56.:43:58.

Highlights from the latest round of matches in the Super League and the qualifiers.

Castleford have claimed first place in the Super League, but the remaining seven teams are still in with a chance of finishing in the top four and securing a place in the end-of-season play-off semi-finals.

St Helens have a local derby at home to Wigan, Leeds take on Hull FC and Salford face Wakefield. League leaders Castleford travel to Huddersfield. Another nervous week awaits the eight teams in the qualifiers, where only four of them will secure a Super League place for 2018. Hull Kingston Rovers are looking to maintain their 100 per cent record when they travel to Featherstone, Leigh are at home to Widnes, London play Warrington and Halifax play Catalans.