12/02/2018 Super League Show


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12/02/2018

Highlights and analysis from the Super League. Leeds v Hull Kingston Rovers, Dragons v St Helens, Huddersfield v Warrington, Wakefield v Salford and Castleford v Widnes.


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Hello, Super League has been

all over the place in Round 2,

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for once quite literally.

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We're going global with games

in the east of Australia,

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the South of France and four

in West Yorkshire,

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as the 2018 season continues.

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COMMENTATOR: So, the

start of a new season.

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Look at the pace here!

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Eye-catching try!

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My word, has he got it?

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What a finish!

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What a start to the season!

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What a start for Saint Helens!

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Yes, Saint Helens were amongst

the stellar performance in week one.

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Kyle Amor is here to represent them.

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He's alongside the triple Grand

Final winner Robbie Hunter-Paul.

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And we'll start tonight

on the other side of the world.

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Wigan and Hull have met in Wembley

finals and semifinals in recent

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seasons but took their latest

Super League clash to Australia.

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The commentator is Dave Woods.

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COMMENTATOR: History made with Wigan

and Hull to stage the first ever

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Super League game outside of Europe.

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And a decent crowd as well.

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Around 12,000 in here.

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Wigan try to force their

way downfield here.

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Williams.

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Into Farrell, who's found a bit

of a gap and has support

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here on this left-hand side

from Liam Marshall,

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who'll race away to score!

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He's in red-hot form already this

season, Liam Marshall!

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And he gets the game's

opener here in Wollongong.

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Another clatter of limbs.

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Williams again to

this left-hand side.

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Marshall puts the foot down!

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What a wonderful change

of pace that was!

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In and out.

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In terrific style.

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Well, they're having a look at it.

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Looking at the obstruction there.

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Doesn't look like it, does it?

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Once the ball comes to Marshall,

boy, is he a finisher?

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Have a look at this.

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Terrific.

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Stands up Jake Connor,

and runs away.

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So it's confirmed as a try!

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Marshall and Wigan's second.

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Farrell.

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Ooh, he's lost it.

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And an opportunity for

the counter-attack here.

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Connor trying to hold them off.

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Wheels it back on the inside.

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Pinned down.

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Hull have an excellent

position, though.

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Connor again.

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Full set here to have a real

go at this Wigan line.

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Kelly across.

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Into the hands of Sneyd.

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Here's Jamie Shaul,

who carries it well.

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And Talanoa will claim the try.

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Inevitably, we're going

to have a second look at this.

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This is a heck of

a finish, isn't it?

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If he's managed to put it down.

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He's in mid-air, he's in mid-air...

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And I think he has got that

down before any part

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of his body hit the ground.

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Great try for Hull!

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Moves it left.

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Josh Griffin.

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Ooh, he's found a bit of space here,

and he's on the outside of Davies.

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The defence had to come

across smartish there,

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in the form of Escare.

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But Hull still with a chance.

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A grubber kick and a chase

as there is a mix-up

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and confusion and a touch down.

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Jordan Abdull claims it.

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But there was so much

going on there.

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On the field they say try.

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So, making sure there's no offside.

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A little grubber kick through.

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He seems to be ahead

of any of the chasers.

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So the video ref having a look here.

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Looks OK so far.

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Don't think anyone gets a hand

on this until Abdull

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puts his big paw on it.

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It is a try!

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And Hull are right back in it. An

embarrassment of riches in the

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middle of the field at the moment,

Wigan, with Powell and Leuluai able

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to slot in there as well. They have

a penalty here. Georgia Williams as

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well.

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So Tompkins with the chance to give

his side the lead, and over it goes.

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12-10. It's been an eventful first

half.

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Williams will take them on!

Wonderful side run from Williams.

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Defence back quickly, had to be, and

again, just too much of a delay in

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staying in the tackle. So the

penalty. It's Powell. Looking to

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bring it back with a bit of Wiggo

and vigour. -- rigour. Williams with

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this step, back to Powell. And close

to the line! It's Ryan Sutton who is

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crashed over. And claims a vital

Wigan try. Early in this second

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half.

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Back inside for Joel Tomkins. Trying

to get the arms free but the

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defenders hanging on. Five tackles

close to the line. Powell put it

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back. He is barged his way over

here, Flower! No try.

He had the

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position all the way through. It's

good.

Does he get it down? That's

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the question here.

Just there, we

conceivable underneath, and there it

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is again there.

Well, you heard the

video referee explaining that the

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ball was grounded. And the try,

therefore, is given. And Wigan leap

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into what you would think now is an

unassailable lead.

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Griffin finding it tough out there.

Towards the touchline and there he

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goes. You could hear the... He's

going to give a penalty. Griffin's

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not happy. These two are having a

right little go. Its head in the

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face from Sam Tomkins. Well, right

at the end of the game there is some

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sorting out to do for the referee.

There is a slap from Griffin. A

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little head-butt and now Sam Tomkins

is put in the sin-bin. Josh Griffin

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likewise. But in the sin-bin for his

actions as well. So that wonderful

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trophy. Peter Sterling for Hull in

that famous 85 final. , --, rated

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between these two sides.

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This was very much about the

occasion. Do you think it was a

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success and do you think it has a

future?

I think this was built on

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the success of that World Cup. This

gives the Australian audience a bit

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more emotion of the game over here.

Next week with the double-header as

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well is the World Cup game even

more. It also brings the best out of

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the players. This, the most closer

game in the world. I think they were

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also having to do with the heat and

you can see the perspiration

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dripping off the players so there

was more put down. But I think there

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is some real value in a growing

market. It's already a rugby league

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marketplace but they are able to

pull some interest back into the

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market over here.

Ian Linden thinks

these games will become the norm

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rather than the exception. Or going

back and forth, could it be a bit

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much?

It's not ideal after

recovering from the jet lag but as a

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player, speaking after coming back

from the World Cup, to go out there

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and gain those life experiences and

have those memories for when you do

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end up finishing, it can only be a

good thing, so I think to be exposed

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as to admit a shrug as many

different environments in your

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career is only going to help you out

playing.

Hull picked up a fewer

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injuries. Taylor had a rumbling

tummy and ended up having his

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appendix out. A bit of a price to

pay.

I've been out there with only

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two days of preparation before Test

matches before. They just got

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unlucky. All of those instances

happened so they really lost some

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rhythm, especially with Danny held

to not being in the middle of the

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park. It is going to be expensive. I

think we saw last year when Danny

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got injured, how important he was to

how well the team travels, so I

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think it's going to be something

they will rue and they will

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reconsider when the option comes up

again.

Wigan are looking very

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different side with way they are

bringing players on and moving them

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around. They look a tricky

opposition for the rest of it.

Yes.

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Obviously, when you have that much

movement going around is going to be

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hard to pin a game plan down onto

that is they've got so much

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versatility around there, so they

are looking pretty good for the

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start of the season.

Back from

Australia, let's stopped off in the

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South of France, because, well, why

wouldn't you? Saint Helens with air

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to take on Catalan.

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Centrefield, Luke Thompson. He's

having a wow of a season already.

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Just in his first couple of games.

The big front rower. Lomax at the

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back. He's got support from Lomax on

his inside there. Saints might just

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have the first score of the game

within the first minute of the game!

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What a flyer! Saint Helens hit the

mark and it's Johnny Lomax.

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Thompson again. I'm probing away for

Saints. Inside the centrefield. Good

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hands. Richardson. So slick. And

Catalan not able to lay a finger on

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Saints, and that's two tries. Right

under the post. A waiter left hand

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side. And James Roby rises to the

Catalan man like a Bucking Bronco!

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Scored... Why will he? So close to

the line! They will beg to look at

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this from the video referee but has

he got his second try in as many

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games? It was a triumph of a

decision. Grips the ball, touches

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the line. That's good for me. And

the try is confirmed and Catalan on

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the board.

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Catalan trying to soften. And that's

a tough tackle! It was like a judo

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throw. Some points on the mat but it

might well earn him a trip to the

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bin and worse. It's a red card!

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Offensive footwork from Johnny

Lomax. The squeeze applied and Lomax

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has stayed down. He's holding his

neck. He comes in over the top. That

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is a crusher tackle. And the

punishment is ten minutes in the bin

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for him. 12 apiece in the meantime.

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Away to this left-hand side, Saints.

So slick again.

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Percival, back towards the centre of

the park. Richardson now. Into the

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hands of Lomax. Back inside.

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But they managed to

stop him this time.

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David Mead.

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It will be Percival back

towards the centre of the park.

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Richardson now.

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Sweeping from left to right here.

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Into the hands of Lomax.

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Away to that far side.

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To Swift.

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Comes back inside.

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Swift will score!

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And maybe that is game over

for Catalan and Saints edging closer

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to back-to-back wins.

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Da Costa.

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Pressure being applied.

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St Helens just about scramble.

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Da Costa.

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Another goal-line snake

and for the second time,

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Catalan score from close

to the line.

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Saints switch off.

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Maybe it is not game over.

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Roby.

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To Richardson, who has

had a great game.

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Walmsley, looking to skip

through the defenders.

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Clinging on for dear life here.

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Just a converted score in it.

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There is no going back.

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To Richardson.

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In the pocket.

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There is the drop goal.

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It is a two score game.

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And that might just be

the daylight needed.

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A minute to go.

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Time ticking down.

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Saints so close to a famous

win in Perpignan.

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Off-load.

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He might have been able to finish

it off, but he might

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have been clobbered,

but David Mead, the Frenchman,

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back on familiar turf,

was absolutely taken out

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by that swinging arm.

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And Richardson to finish

this one off for Saints.

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Another tough examination passed off

Saints' title credentials.

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They have beaten Catalan by 21-12.

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We saw a free-flowing

stylish Saints last week,

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you really had to grind that one

out, didn't you?

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Yeah, definitely.

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Going over to Catalan any time

of the year is pretty tough,

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but with it being their first

home game, they were

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really fired up for it.

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You know, we got off to a great

start with that early try,

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but from then on in,

it was pretty much, backs

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All game, I thought Catalan

were outstanding in what they did.

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A really tricky place

to go and get the win,

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but thankfully we got it.

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Young Danny Richardson, my word,

he is growing into that role

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in the middle, isn't he?

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He really seems to relish

directing everyone around.

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He does.

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Again, he is growing

into that role now,

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and we were saying before,

off air, he is a real cocky lad,

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and I mean that in a nice way.

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He is very much the cheeky chap,

the half-back, you know,

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and as we have seen with his kicking

now, he is learning more and more

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how to control games and for me,

his goal-kicking as well.

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The amount of wind that was flying

around there in Perpignan,

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for him to nail all those kicks

that he did, it is great for him.

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I think he has only missed two kicks

out of all of the tries

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that we scored this year.

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He is really helping us

out in that department.

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What is the mood in the camp?

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You must be pretty chipper with

the way you started this season.

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I can say that about everyone,

to be honest, it has

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been a great preseason.

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Everyone has been real lively,

you know, upbeat, ready

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to get our teeth stuck

into the season.

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Long may it continue.

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Though Catalan lost the game,

Steve McNamara, an awful lot happier

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with the way that they played,

certainly a huge sign of progress,

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wasn't there, from last time?

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In reflection to last week,

they gave away something

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like 15 penalties to four,

so the discipline was

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a lot better yesterday.

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Still some room for

improvement, though.

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Over the course of the weekend,

he would have been happier,

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but still not happy.

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The excellence that Steve wants

for himself and the players,

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that he has around him.

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It is a big scalp for

St Helens to go over there.

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At Catalan, it is a tough place

to go, all in one day and come away

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with the win, great win.

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Well back-to-back wins

for St Helens, Ben Barba was once

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again in the thick of it for them.

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He has enjoyed a great

start to the season,

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wearing a magic number at Saints.

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I love putting a smile

on the fans' faces.

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Especially the younger

generation, to come through.

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Especially at Saints, 14 or 15,000,

it feels like 30 or 40.

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When you sort of make

a break or someone scores,

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it makes me feel good.

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What a start to the season by Barba!

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People are already talking

about you as the Man of Steel 2018.

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Look, we have got some wonderful

players in the side and I am sure

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anyone in this Saints side,

if we play well enough,

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we will be able to win that award.

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We have got the right people

in the side right now,

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to go a long way, but it is a long

way to go until we want to play

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in one of those big games.

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Here comes Barba, great

pass, fantastic finish!

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With Justin now having

the reins from game one,

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the structure is now in place,

I think it is something

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to be excited about.

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You came here under

a bit of a cloud.

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I suspect you might not have been

here had it not been for that cloud.

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And it was a drugs issue, wasn't it?

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A cocaine issue that

you were caught doing.

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Yeah.

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What are the lessons that

you have learned from that?

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Not to take anything

for granted, really.

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I guess what I had was taken away

from me in the space of a few weeks

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and I really didn't know

what was going to happen

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with my career and obviously,

then that took me to rugby

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and France and that finish,

and then again, I was hanging around

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and I did not know what to do

and then this opportunity to come

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back to Rugby League and St Helens

came along and I was pretty

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blessed for that.

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Slipped away by Barba,

good one and Percival to finish.

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They made a lot better

decisions than I have.

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I have had a wonderful career,

I am not saying it has been bad,

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I have made some terrible decisions

and it has put me...

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Obviously into some rough places,

but I have worked my way

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back to where I am now.

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It is Barba who stands up to Junior.

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A bit of Barba magic.

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I do not know what I would

do without the game.

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It was tough when it was sort

of taken away from me.

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Yeah, I don't know what I

would do without it.

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Is it a long-term project,

or is the ambition to

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get back to the NRL?

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Yeah, look, obviously my plan

is eventually to go back.

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I think I have hopefully got a few

more years left in my legs,

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but I am focused really hard on this

year and tried to give

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my all for Saints.

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I am still under contract

for another two years,

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but I have got a young family

and some younger ones will be

0:21:360:21:39

starting school very soon, so, yeah,

some decisions have to be made

0:21:390:21:42

at the end of the year,

but at the moment, I am ready to go

0:21:420:21:45

this year and hopefully,

win some silverware

0:21:450:21:47

here at St Helens.

0:21:470:21:51

Well, he admits that he wants

to go back to the NRL,

0:21:550:21:58

but you must be loving having him

at the club at the moment.

0:21:580:22:01

He is fantastic.

0:22:010:22:02

He is everything that we

thought he would be.

0:22:020:22:04

Obviously coming over and not

playing for so long,

0:22:040:22:06

it took him a little

while to get his fitness up,

0:22:060:22:09

since preseason, he has

been absolutely flying.

0:22:090:22:12

He is such a leader for us,

both on and off the field.

0:22:120:22:15

He is absolutely

great to have around.

0:22:150:22:17

He is a good lad as well.

0:22:170:22:20

Yeah.

0:22:200:22:21

He fits well for us.

0:22:210:22:22

Enjoy watching him while we can.

0:22:220:22:24

Two games in and we have not even

hit the M62 corridor yet,

0:22:240:22:27

but let's put that right,

because Leeds popped across the city

0:22:270:22:29

to Elland Road for Round 2.

0:22:300:22:34

They were at the home

of their footballing neighbours,

0:22:340:22:36

while redevelopment work

continues at Headingley.

0:22:360:22:38

Hull KR were the opponents

and we were watching.

0:22:380:22:42

Tommy Lee at dummy half here.

0:22:420:22:45

Kick away, a little bit

of pressure on the kick.

0:22:450:22:47

Jack Walker as well.

0:22:470:22:50

He has collected it safely here,

conditions are terrible

0:22:500:22:52

here tonight, with the rain

absolutely pouring down

0:22:520:22:54

and have a look at this,

response from the Hull KR defence

0:22:540:22:57

here and Walker is dragged back

into his in-goal area.

0:22:570:23:05

Three against one and once

they started the momentum,

0:23:050:23:07

there was simply no stopping it.

0:23:070:23:16

Jonny Bairstow here alongside

Brian McDermott, the Leeds coach.

0:23:160:23:23

Nice hands, away on

the right-hand side.

0:23:230:23:27

He has support as well

from Ryan Shaw, Shaw

0:23:270:23:29

looks to the inside,

goes through the defence.

0:23:290:23:32

And slides in to score.

0:23:320:23:36

18 minutes played and then

to have the game's first try.

0:23:360:23:46

Lee.

0:23:480:23:49

Nice off-load again.

0:23:490:23:51

Skip and a jump from Quinlan.

0:23:510:23:59

Hull Kingston Rovers are making

good yards once more,

0:23:590:24:01

they are troubling this Leeds

defence at the moment.

0:24:010:24:09

Walne.

0:24:100:24:11

Cut back by Carney.

0:24:110:24:12

Leeds have to be on their game,

in that moment and again

0:24:120:24:14

here as Tommy Lee collects.

0:24:150:24:19

Little inside ball, wonderful.

0:24:190:24:21

Quinlan is there, great hands

and good work from Chris Atkins

0:24:210:24:23

and Adam Quinlan will finish it off.

0:24:230:24:32

They might well be delighted.

0:24:320:24:33

Parcell.

0:24:330:24:38

Leeds along the line,

they have that ability to strike

0:24:380:24:40

at any given moment,

so Hull Kingston Rovers know

0:24:400:24:43

that this score is not decisive.

0:24:430:24:47

And there is one of the reasons why.

0:24:470:24:49

Adam Cuthbertson, just over

half an hour of play.

0:24:490:24:59

Parcell.

0:25:030:25:06

Jones-Buchanan.

0:25:060:25:11

Parcell.

0:25:110:25:14

Ablett, moving it forward.

0:25:140:25:16

Trying to get the arms free.

0:25:160:25:18

As close as that at the moment.

0:25:180:25:22

Parcell delivers the ball,

out left it goes.

0:25:220:25:26

Keinhorst, that is great work

from Jimmy Keinhorst!

0:25:260:25:29

He was in pain until late yesterday,

now he's a try scorer.

0:25:290:25:34

Great finish, as well.

0:25:340:25:36

Wonderfully taken try.

0:25:360:25:39

Early in the second half,

Chris Atkins' dropped goal nudged

0:25:390:25:45

Rovers back in front and the scores

remained the same

0:25:450:25:47

until the 67th minute.

0:25:470:25:53

Parcell.

0:25:530:25:54

Jones-Buchanan.

0:25:540:25:59

Remember, as soon as this game has

finished, these Leeds players

0:25:590:26:02

are on the bus to the airport.

0:26:020:26:04

They fly first thing

tomorrow to Melbourne.

0:26:040:26:06

Watkins back to Parcell.

0:26:060:26:12

Brad Dwyer.

0:26:120:26:14

Lively character on the field,

jogging up into position.

0:26:140:26:17

Leeds now.

0:26:170:26:18

Threatening again.

0:26:180:26:20

Ball back on the inside, Keinhorst!

0:26:200:26:23

Picked his angle superbly.

0:26:230:26:24

Wonderful line.

0:26:240:26:27

To score his second of the night.

0:26:270:26:29

Leeds in the lead.

0:26:290:26:36

Parcell.

0:26:360:26:37

Sutcliffe.

0:26:370:26:41

Defence is in quickly there,

well read by Chris Atkins.

0:26:410:26:50

Made sure that Stevie Ward

had nowhere to go.

0:26:500:26:54

Leeds still have an

opportunity there.

0:26:540:26:56

That is another testing kick here.

0:26:560:26:59

Where is it coming down?

0:26:590:27:00

Into the hands of Ryan Hall

and Jimmy Keinhorst!

0:27:000:27:03

Hat-trick.

0:27:030:27:04

Wow!

0:27:040:27:05

As we mentioned earlier, 24 hours

ago, he was not sure of his place,

0:27:050:27:11

now he has a hat-trick.

0:27:110:27:17

Lunt who brings it to

this right-hand side.

0:27:170:27:19

Hull Kingston Rovers looking

for something here at the end!

0:27:190:27:22

Has he got it down?

0:27:230:27:25

Referee is putting

the spur in the air here.

0:27:250:27:31

Ryan Shaw claiming it.

0:27:310:27:36

Obstruction is what

they are looking for.

0:27:360:27:38

Is there an interference in there?

0:27:380:27:43

Well, the game rolls on.

0:27:430:27:47

No try.

0:27:470:27:51

Hull Kingston Rovers denied.

0:27:510:27:56

And Tim Sheen is not sure why.

0:27:560:27:59

Well, it was a brave effort

from Hull Kingston Rovers,

0:27:590:28:02

but Leeds are the winners,

they are off to Melbourne and that

0:28:020:28:04

World Club Challenge,

but Hull KR will take great heart

0:28:040:28:07

from their performance here tonight.

0:28:070:28:11

So, Robbie, Leeds coming out

the winners, but a massive effort

0:28:110:28:13

from Hull KR and Tim Sheen saying

afterwards, that it was a huge

0:28:130:28:17

step from last year,

let alone from last week.

0:28:170:28:21

Yeah, it would have been

disappointing for KR last week,

0:28:210:28:24

losing at home, that opening game

of the season.

0:28:240:28:26

And they have been building,

but this is the thing that will be

0:28:260:28:29

most pleasing to Tim Sheen.

0:28:290:28:30

This attitude.

0:28:300:28:31

That is attitude.

0:28:310:28:33

You get three players that

are willing to put young Jack Walker

0:28:330:28:35

back 15 metres into his own goal,

get the ball back, that tells me,

0:28:350:28:39

as a coach, that the players

are in the game today.

0:28:390:28:41

Not only this, when they have

had the ball in hand,

0:28:410:28:44

everyone is moving forward.

0:28:440:28:45

If you wait for this next shot,

you will see that they have a number

0:28:450:28:49

of players that they can play

towards, as well as the three

0:28:490:28:51

players, but right at the top

of the screen, they need to take

0:28:510:28:55

as many metres as

possible when they can.

0:28:550:28:57

At this point in time,

Leeds are scrambling.

0:28:570:28:58

Opening minutes of this game,

they are scrambling.

0:28:580:29:00

Their defensive line is not set

and that means that Hull KR are able

0:29:000:29:04

to release players like Carney

to punch even further holes in it.

0:29:040:29:07

Then, they happen to spread

their line, they have

0:29:070:29:09

not got their line set,

gaps in between their players.

0:29:090:29:11

Take the ball to the line, Quinlan

back up the middle, try time.

0:29:110:29:14

So what do they need

to build on that effort

0:29:140:29:17

to actually get the wins?

0:29:170:29:18

Personally, I probably think

that they are missing a half-back,

0:29:180:29:20

so a talented half pair can push

them around the park.

0:29:200:29:23

McGuire is there, he is a great

finisher and the type of guy that

0:29:230:29:26

you want to get on at and a number

of players are creating the play,

0:29:260:29:30

but another half-back,

I think with a little bit more

0:29:300:29:32

experience will help

them release talent

0:29:320:29:34

like they have got on the edges.

0:29:340:29:36

So, for Leeds, they really

needed someone to step up.

0:29:360:29:38

Ryan Hall was the man,

he made massive metres

0:29:380:29:40

and he was somewhat overshadowed

in the World Cup by

0:29:400:29:43

Jermaine McGillvary,

but what we are seeing is just how

0:29:430:29:45

good he is in the last

couple of weeks?

0:29:450:29:47

Yeah, Ryan Hall is box office,

from 16 carries, 169 metres,

0:29:470:29:50

that's absolutely astounding.

0:29:500:29:50

It's what you want.

0:29:540:29:56

This is the final 20

minutes of the game.

0:29:560:29:59

Leeds are having to get ahold

of the dominance of the game

0:29:590:30:01

and a player like this comes up

with these game changes for you.

0:30:010:30:05

Creates momentum.

0:30:050:30:06

He goes 50 or 60 metres

from catching that ball

0:30:060:30:08

and everything's then

on the front foot.

0:30:080:30:10

He also is big enough,

he's like a front rower

0:30:100:30:13

who plays on the wing.

0:30:130:30:14

He punches holes in the defensive

line, he gets his nose down

0:30:140:30:17

more often than not,

leaves players on the ground,

0:30:170:30:19

meaning they can get

on the front foot.

0:30:190:30:23

The defence is then split apart.

0:30:230:30:25

There you go, another

man left on the ground.

0:30:250:30:27

This is the telling

moment in the game.

0:30:270:30:29

Ryan Hall, there's no reason why

he should catch this ball.

0:30:290:30:33

Out jumps his opposition,

gets the ball to Keinhorst,

0:30:330:30:36

Keinhorst scores the try to really

solidify the game for Leeds and gets

0:30:360:30:39

them to go down under

with a smile on their faces.

0:30:390:30:45

Will Melbourne's storm be worried

by Leeds or not, do you think?

0:30:450:30:48

I think they'll be worried

by players like Ryan Hall.

0:30:480:30:50

I think Leeds didn't turn up

with the right attitude.

0:30:500:30:53

If they turn up with the right

attitude, there's going to be

0:30:530:30:56

a real competition on.

0:30:560:30:57

Let's hope so.

0:30:570:30:58

Of course, we spent quite a lot

of last season analysing

0:30:580:31:00

the Castleford Tigers.

0:31:000:31:01

They were back at the Jungle

for Round 2, with Widnes

0:31:010:31:04

Vikings in opposition.

0:31:040:31:05

After their opening-round

defeat at Saint Helens,

0:31:080:31:10

Castleford were looking to shake off

the air of nervousness surrounding

0:31:100:31:12

the team and its fans,

according to coach Daryl Powell.

0:31:120:31:15

But the home crowd were left

biting their nails for some time,

0:31:150:31:18

with Greg Minikin's opening try

coming just short of

0:31:180:31:20

the half-time whistle.

0:31:200:31:21

Still, much to the relief

of the Tigers fans.

0:31:210:31:27

Visitors Widnes, buoyed

by their Round 1 win,

0:31:280:31:31

moved ahead in the start

of the second half.

0:31:310:31:34

Tom Kilmore with their grubber kick

and Matt Whiteley with the finish.

0:31:340:31:40

The home side lacked the fluency

and finesse of last season

0:31:400:31:43

but certainly showed the fight.

0:31:430:31:45

Jamie Ellis' crossfield kick

was worked out to the left

0:31:450:31:48

and Hitchcock's try on the hour mark

put the Tigers back in front.

0:31:480:31:54

2017 man of steel Luke Gale

put his boot to good use to move

0:31:540:31:57

Castleford further ahead,

first with a penalty

0:31:570:31:59

for interference, then

with ten minutes to go,

0:31:590:32:08

Gale's drop goal provided

a bit of breathing space.

0:32:080:32:10

And it was much needed,

as Widnes were not done,

0:32:110:32:14

J Chapple putting the visitors

in with a chance

0:32:140:32:16

within minutes to go.

0:32:160:32:18

Gilmour had two failed drop goal

attempt for the Vikings

0:32:180:32:20

in the dying minutes,

but Castleford held on in this

0:32:200:32:22

close-run encounter,

with half-back Luke Gale declaring

0:32:220:32:25

the cloud of gloom around the club

had finally been lifted.

0:32:250:32:31

Kyle, your guys gave Castleford

a little bit of a hiding last week

0:32:370:32:40

and they were nervous after that.

0:32:400:32:42

Daryl Powell saying afterwards,

people need to chill out,

0:32:420:32:44

it won't be like last year.

0:32:440:32:45

Did you sense any of that

with them last week or was it

0:32:450:32:48

what you did to them last week?

0:32:480:32:50

I think it was what we did,

Tanya, to be honest.

0:32:500:32:53

We set our stall out

pretty much from the off

0:32:530:32:55

that we were going after Castleford

and obviously we did

0:32:550:32:57

a great job on there.

0:32:570:32:59

For Castleford, I think it's

difficult, isn't it?

0:32:590:33:02

Like you say, like Daryl was saying,

everyone in the town's expecting

0:33:020:33:05

these big scorelines and big

performances, but Castleford

0:33:050:33:07

now are on everybody's

radar as a top side now,

0:33:070:33:11

so I think attitude-wise,

a lot of teams come with a different

0:33:110:33:16

approach now and really take it

to them and they're going to have

0:33:160:33:19

to deal with that and handle that.

0:33:190:33:21

Like I say, there'll be

a lot more teams coming

0:33:210:33:24

after them as well this year.

0:33:240:33:27

Interestingly, he did admit

afterwards that Greg Eden

0:33:270:33:29

was going to play at fullback

and he picked up a knock

0:33:290:33:32

and Ben Roberts stayed in there.

0:33:320:33:33

When you're not quite sure at this

point of the season who's even

0:33:330:33:36

going to be your fullback,

it is a very different start

0:33:360:33:39

to the season, isn't it?

0:33:390:33:40

Yeah, you're right.

0:33:400:33:41

With the way they play,

the fullback is pretty much

0:33:410:33:44

a fulcrum, an indicator,

a key indicator, as to

0:33:440:33:46

which direction that

Castleford's attack will run in.

0:33:460:33:48

I think it's a really

important win, though.

0:33:480:33:52

It's a little bit of the, "Oh,

we've finally got those two points

0:33:520:33:55

and we got them at home in front

of our fans, now we can

0:33:550:33:58

relax a little bit."

0:33:580:33:59

That's what they need to do,

just from what he was saying.

0:33:590:34:02

They're not going to sneak up

on anyone this season.

0:34:020:34:05

Absolutely not.

0:34:050:34:06

They're going to be on everyone's

radar and every game they go into,

0:34:060:34:09

they'll be expected to play like one

of the big four.

0:34:090:34:11

For Widnes, they were fantastic

last week, really good

0:34:110:34:14

in this and interestingly,

him saying, I want them

0:34:140:34:16

to be disappointed that

they haven't won this.

0:34:160:34:18

Definitely.

0:34:180:34:19

I think at the start of the year,

a lot of people took Widnes to be

0:34:190:34:23

a side that were struggling,

and over the last two games

0:34:230:34:26

they've certainly showed

that isn't the case.

0:34:260:34:28

He's right in what he's saying.

0:34:280:34:31

The players obviously will

and they need to feel disappointed,

0:34:310:34:33

but I'm sure there are plenty

of positives to go to Castleford

0:34:330:34:37

and to lose just by one point,

I'm sure there'll be a lot

0:34:370:34:40

of positives to take out

of that into the next game.

0:34:400:34:44

Now to the mobile rocket stadium,

that is Belle Vue in old money,

0:34:440:34:47

where the Friday-night fliers

were Wakefield and Salford.

0:34:470:34:49

Our own rocket man is Matt Newsome.

0:34:490:34:49

COMMENTATOR: The kick swept in

towards that in-goal area. Taken at

0:34:590:35:05

off the ball. That will be a

Wakefield penalty. A tap from

0:35:050:35:12

Wakefield. Away to this left-hand

side. Johnson the threat on that

0:35:120:35:15

wing. On his own was good enough! A

try for Trinity after five minutes.

0:35:150:35:25

Not going to go down the short side.

Off-load. Loops back to the centre

0:35:250:35:30

of the park. Taken hide perhaps,

there. That tryout is blown up for

0:35:300:35:41

the Wakefield penalty. A meaty

tackle and it was that man in.

0:35:410:35:48

Interference. Half-time looming. To

make it an 8-point ball game. He

0:35:480:35:58

makes no mistake from there.

0:35:580:36:01

Works the ball. Great cover tackle.

Wakefield all at sixes and sevens.

0:36:060:36:19

He takes full advantage! Salford off

the Mark! Fine play from Robert Lui.

0:36:190:36:36

Away to that left-hand side now.

Good hands. Getting away to Evalds.

0:36:360:36:47

Their fans jumped for joy. Already a

try in this game for Trinity. Keep

0:36:470:36:55

the ball alive. Away to that

right-hand side they go. Is there a

0:36:550:37:03

gap in this Salford line? Tackled

again. The midfield running aground

0:37:030:37:12

here. There's Jacob Miller! Oh, my

word, what a play! Wakefield

0:37:120:37:22

schools! Is he the man on the spot

for Wakefield? He's onside. The kick

0:37:220:37:35

is a sublime one. The chase and

gather even better. And Jacob Miller

0:37:350:37:42

might just have restored Wakefield's

lead here, and he has! A super try!

0:37:420:37:49

Wakefield are made of stern stuff

this season! Last chance saloon for

0:37:490:37:54

Salford.

They will look to run it down this

0:37:540:37:58

right edge. Put down just a couple

of metres away. Out of the corner!

0:37:580:38:08

Oh! They might just have done it!

They are back within two! They can

0:38:080:38:14

steal a point here! The focus is on

Gareth O'Brien. A saviour of Salford

0:38:140:38:23

in the million pounds game. Has his

boot found the target? No! Wakefield

0:38:230:38:29

cling on to win it! Wakefield

Trinity come through another test.

0:38:290:38:38

Two from two.

0:38:380:38:39

Really tough on Salford, that, but

Wakefield going to have to learn to

0:38:430:38:48

be the favourites? You talked about

Castleford, very different for them

0:38:480:38:51

this year. This year Salford are

tipped to be in the top four after

0:38:510:38:56

last year in the bottom.

Yes, they

will have to learn how to go into

0:38:560:39:01

the game as favourites and deal with

that. Again, when you go to

0:39:010:39:05

Wakefield, you've got to be on your

game because I know from previous

0:39:050:39:09

playing there, you know, you can

sense when you can go after teams

0:39:090:39:14

and they will be quietly confident

going about their business the way

0:39:140:39:18

that they do and I think they

will... Yeah, they will handle it

0:39:180:39:22

well.

It is a big, big pack they've

got, isn't it?

Will just talking,

0:39:220:39:30

those starting front rower! -- we

were just talking. They are Giants.

0:39:300:39:39

But that can be a hindrance as well.

These teams get their nose down

0:39:390:39:45

quickly, jumping up, the big boys

get picked on and they will have to

0:39:450:39:49

spend some time making sure their

cardiovascular systems are up to

0:39:490:39:53

scratch.

Not looking forward to

facing them, though, would you?

I

0:39:530:39:57

would look forward to any challenge!

For Salford it was really tough.

0:39:570:40:02

They played well, didn't they?

They

did. I live in west Yorkshire I hope

0:40:020:40:08

I don't get any brick through the

front window! I thought they were

0:40:080:40:11

the dominant team in the game. The

amount of tries that they scored.

0:40:110:40:15

Devastated for Gareth O'Brien.

Absolutely cold-hearted person.

A

0:40:150:40:22

tough kick as well, all of them.

Yes. You would still expect him and

0:40:220:40:31

he would expect himself, like I

remember, that £2 million game a

0:40:310:40:37

year ago. He would have those

expectations on himself.

Throughout

0:40:370:40:43

the year we will be finding out

about the stars of Super League

0:40:430:40:46

through the eyes of their

team-mates. First and the chair

0:40:460:40:52

Warrington Wolves and this is their

most likely.

0:40:520:40:54

Probably quite a few in that

category. Jack Hughes is a good

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trainer.

Definitely not bene

Westwood!

0:41:040:41:10

George King. Awful dress sense.

Everything.

Top to bottom. Bad. Some

0:41:130:41:21

of his outfits are very questionable

and the size of the outfits as well.

0:41:210:41:26

Matty Russell thinks he's pretty

sharp but most of his close don't

0:41:260:41:29

fit him so I would put him in that

category as well. -- most of his

0:41:290:41:34

clothes.

I would say Ben Westwood

just a comedy value.

0:41:340:41:42

He would all about the plants so

pretty useful, actually.

He would be

0:41:460:41:51

able to catch our dinner.

Probably

Tommy line. Very intellectual.

Toby

0:41:510:42:00

King, maybe. Very intelligent.

Comes

across very dumb but very

0:42:000:42:05

intellectual.

Trying to get you to

come for a coffee, come for a beer,

0:42:050:42:11

anything that involves spending

money. You will usually have an

0:42:110:42:13

excuse.

0:42:130:42:16

Who is down with the kids? One of

the Kings.

Toby or George. Tyrone

0:42:190:42:26

Roberts. Probably someone who will

be throwing that move out pretty

0:42:260:42:30

soon, I reckon.

Not even too sure

what that is!

0:42:300:42:35

I am assuming you both know what

that is.

Is before my time. You will

0:42:390:42:45

have to ask these young fellows.

We

will get you doing that! Warrington

0:42:450:42:50

met Huddersfield on Thursday. Two

teams looking for their first win of

0:42:500:42:54

the season. Here's Sharon shot.

Horrendous weather conditions meant

0:42:540:42:58

this would struggle to be a classic,

with wind and rain affecting passing

0:42:580:43:03

and kicking. It was Warrington who

adapted better, moving the ball

0:43:030:43:06

across the pitch one way and that

the other, to allow Ratchford to

0:43:060:43:10

launch a kick to the corner.

0:43:100:43:12

Momentum stick them over the line.

As the game went on was Huddersfield

0:43:150:43:19

who will learn to handle the slippy

ball better. They crashed through

0:43:190:43:25

some relatively weak defending to

level the scores. The Giants' next

0:43:250:43:33

try was kept alive. Patted back for

Ferguson to collect. He shrugged off

0:43:330:43:39

the tackle to get the ball away and

position went to Jake Munro. This

0:43:390:43:43

caused problems for the war defence

and Macintosh was the first to get a

0:43:430:43:48

hand on the ball for the try. Roth

extended their lead to ten points

0:43:480:43:56

with a penalty after Warrington were

found guilty of holding down the

0:43:560:43:59

tackle but that was cancelled out

for the walls on the stroke of

0:43:590:44:04

half-time. This towering effort

putting them back to within eight.

0:44:040:44:15

Huddersfield are off the mark. They

disappointed Warrington coach is

0:44:170:44:21

still waiting for his first win.

We

accept that as a club and to come up

0:44:210:44:29

with a display like that is very

disappointing.

We got a good

0:44:290:44:33

response considering how we went in

the second half last week. I thought

0:44:330:44:37

our effort was great. 17 players,

had a real crack and just competed

0:44:370:44:42

really hard for the whole game.

about it is also a personal

0:44:420:44:53

responsibility to be disciplined in

the game. Dishing up those combined

0:44:530:45:01

errors and penalties you will not

give yourself a chance. It is pretty

0:45:010:45:03

simple.

It is pretty simple. You

were at that game, Warrington were

0:45:030:45:09

not good.

I think the face of Steve

Price and demeanour explained how

0:45:090:45:15

Warrington played throughout the

full 80 minutes. There were a couple

0:45:150:45:20

of moments where individuals sparked

up for a short amount of time but

0:45:200:45:23

there was nothing good together.

Huddersfield got a sniff of some

0:45:230:45:28

success and they put on the gas a

little bit. It was again controlled

0:45:280:45:34

by the conditions, terrible

conditions, it was not the most

0:45:340:45:39

enthusiastic game, but Huddersfield

have the lion's share. Some

0:45:390:45:42

interesting things from

Huddersfield, I like the idea of

0:45:420:45:46

putting in Jordan Rankin, it offered

another layer. They had Lee Gaskell

0:45:460:45:53

and Jordan Turner, both playing in

the centres. Ball-handling players

0:45:530:45:56

in the centres with Jordan Rankin

who can take the line. After he got

0:45:560:46:03

tired, after the first 15 minutes,

and started taking, got a little bit

0:46:030:46:09

of fatigue. He looked quite

dangerous, Danny Brough controlling

0:46:090:46:13

everything. They looked quite good.

Something to grow.

Were you

0:46:130:46:23

surprised by Warrington? They have

got so little read them, quite a lot

0:46:230:46:30

of new players, but it is just not

Gelling.

It is not at the minute. I

0:46:300:46:37

expected Warrington to start the

season really well and for whatever

0:46:370:46:40

reason, they cannot get going, you

can see through the interview with

0:46:400:46:46

Steve Price, not happy, he is

scratching his head and he is laying

0:46:460:46:51

it down on individuals for being

responsible for dropping balls,

0:46:510:46:55

giving penalties away. That is

something, those players will get it

0:46:550:47:00

right and I have no doubt that

Warrington will have a good run at

0:47:000:47:03

some stage and be up there towards

the top of the table.

For

0:47:030:47:08

Huddersfield, important to get on

the board, they had a bad start last

0:47:080:47:12

year.

There is a lot for them to

work on and it will be interesting

0:47:120:47:16

to see how things unfold over the

next two months to see whether they

0:47:160:47:21

can continue.

Early days still but

let us look at how things stand in

0:47:210:47:26

the Super League table. Four teams

have a perfect record and Saint

0:47:260:47:30

Helen 's lead the way on points

difference. For more are looking to

0:47:300:47:36

get back of the mark with Catalan

Dragons still on the foot of the

0:47:360:47:38

table. That is it for now, my thanks

to Kyle and Robbie. Join us next

0:47:380:47:44

week when we will see how the Rhinos

get on in the bid to beat Melbourne

0:47:440:47:48

Storm. This game means the world to

them. Goodbye.

0:47:480:47:54

Tanya Arnold presents highlights from an historic week for rugby league as Wigan and Hull FC take their Super League fixture to the other side of the world. Their round-two clash takes place in Wollongong, Australia, the first time a Super League match has ever been played outside Europe.

The teams have travelled to Australia to help promote the competition to a new audience, and with all-important competition points at stake, are expecting a match every bit as intense as their meeting in the 2017 Challenge Cup final. Champions Leeds are also in unfamiliar surroundings as they host Hull Kingston Rovers at Elland Road. The Rhinos have temporarily moved to the home of Leeds United whilst rebuilding work continues on their own Headingley stadium. Newly promoted Rovers now include Danny McGuire in their ranks, the man who captained Leeds to their Super League success in 2017. Catalans Dragons are at home to St Helens, Huddersfield play Warrington, Wakefield are at home to Salford and Castleford play Widnes.