26/02/2018 Super League Show


26/02/2018

Highlights and analysis from the Super League. Huddersfield v St Helens, Warrington v Wigan, Widnes v Leeds, Catalans v Wakefield, Castleford v Hull FC and Salford v Hull KR.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 26/02/2018. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Hello, it is around three of Super

League, and we are on the road in a

0:00:380:00:43

town where everything is black and

white. Welcome to Widnes.

0:00:430:00:56

Is he going to go all the way again?

What they try! He is delighting

0:01:020:01:10

those Widnes fans. What a finish

that is. He is going to score. His

0:01:100:01:21

hundredth try in the Widnes colours.

What an interception. He has got him

0:01:210:01:30

on the outside, what a tackle.

Widnes are the rugby champions of

0:01:300:01:39

the world.

0:01:390:01:41

Yes, a club steeped in history, but

we are in the modern day now. Here

0:01:470:01:53

are Tom Gilmore and Joe Mellor.

All

anybody speaks about is the 80s were

0:01:530:01:59

we used to win trophies, so

hopefully now we can do it again,

0:01:590:02:02

and get a run of games together and

get the young lads group and when

0:02:020:02:10

some trophies.

You have

theoretically be the half-back

0:02:100:02:13

pairing for a couple of seasons, but

you have played so few games

0:02:130:02:16

together.

It wasn't the ideal season

last year, I was injured before the

0:02:160:02:23

season and Tom was injured early in

the season, but we managed to play

0:02:230:02:29

together at the end, hopefully this

season we can stay fit.

Has it been

0:02:290:02:33

a frustrating season that you have

been playing well but only got the

0:02:330:02:36

one wins over?

It is frustrating,

but playing against big teams in

0:02:360:02:42

tough games, sometimes you come off

worse. We are staying positive, and

0:02:420:02:46

hopefully we can pick up a win

today.

And you both talked about the

0:02:460:02:51

injuries you have suffered last

year, but have you seen how the

0:02:510:02:54

younger players who had to step into

those roles have grown from the

0:02:540:02:57

experience?

It was too early for

some of them, they played a lot of

0:02:570:03:03

game time, but hopefully we will see

more coming through this year.

0:03:030:03:06

Gentlemen, thank you for joining us.

The round started just down the road

0:03:060:03:12

from here, at Warrington, where

Wigan were the visitors. Four tries

0:03:120:03:19

from Liam Marshall made at a

comfortable win for Wigan last year.

0:03:190:03:24

Their Challenge Cup quarterfinal

went right to the wire, but not

0:03:240:03:30

right for the wire, as it sailed

wide. Your commentator for

0:03:300:03:34

Warrington against Wigan is Dave

Woods.

0:03:340:03:42

COMMENTATOR: Wigan's defence

remaining intact, Warrington 40

0:03:450:03:52

metres out at the moment. A duck and

a dart, Cooper. Warrington looking

0:03:520:04:03

towards this right-hand side with

Hughes, but Wigan are hanging on,

0:04:030:04:07

and in fact the referee has given a

penalty for that late hit club

0:04:070:04:13

catching Roberts late with the

shoulder. So a penalty for

0:04:130:04:16

Warrington. Goodwin with his chance

to give his team an early lead, and

0:04:160:04:25

Warrington do lead 2-0.

0:04:250:04:32

It goes for Atkins, good Atkins, and

Mitch Brown down the right-hand

0:04:330:04:37

side. Making rapid progress.

Warrington want it played quickly,

0:04:370:04:45

and here it comes, Atkins again with

the running. Westwood missed out.

0:04:450:04:53

Ben Currie with a wonderful pass out

wide, and Tom Lineham will score the

0:04:530:05:00

try. Great pass, good work all round

by Warrington. Everybody wants to

0:05:000:05:08

join in the party.

0:05:080:05:11

Richard joining in from the

full-back position. Warrington still

0:05:170:05:22

rolling on, opportunities knocking.

Held up from moment, Tyrone Robert

0:05:220:05:32

trotted off, and it is driven in.

0:05:320:05:43

It would have been a try, but Atkins

just unable to catch this,

0:05:480:05:52

desperately close. Frustrating

times, as well.

0:05:520:06:00

Good work from the Warrington

defence, and as they try to keep it

0:06:060:06:09

alive, the board is given away.

Bryson Goodwin goes streaking away,

0:06:090:06:14

and there is plenty of pace,

including Tompkins. Brown out a

0:06:140:06:22

dummy half. Ratchford with the

weaving run. And I think he has been

0:06:220:06:30

taken a little higher. Tompkins

going high, so it is a penalty for

0:06:300:06:35

Warrington. Goodwin with the chance

to take his side into double

0:06:350:06:45

figures. Relatively straightforward,

as it proves, and it is 10-0.

0:06:450:06:53

Roberts delivering it back on the

inside for Ben Westwood. It is a

0:06:580:07:04

chilly, chilly night at Warrington.

Murdoch-Masila, and a surging run

0:07:040:07:13

from him. That is what he made his

reputation on last season with

0:07:130:07:19

Salford, and he has taken Warrington

to within touching distance. They

0:07:190:07:23

Now can move it left, Brown with the

long pass picked up by line.

0:07:230:07:29

Searching back on the inside. The

next will be the last. Here comes

0:07:290:07:39

the kick. Atkins is trying to get

in, the ball is there, and Atkins

0:07:390:07:47

drops on it and will claim the try.

Well, the referee wants to have a

0:07:470:07:52

look at this again. He thinks it is

a try on the field. They are all

0:07:520:08:00

onside. He gets the hand on there,

and did it go backwards anyway, even

0:08:000:08:08

if it was a Warrington hand, the

ricochet off Wigan legs. Roberts did

0:08:080:08:16

seem to have knocked it backwards,

and Atkins will claim the try. And

0:08:160:08:20

it is confirmed. Warrington moving

closer.

0:08:200:08:28

Williams, Andy Goode left foot by

him, great support, and Wigan have

0:08:320:08:38

support now. A wonderful position

they find themselves in. Still

0:08:380:08:43

tackles in the bag as well. Tompkins

takes it forward. They are plotting

0:08:430:08:51

and planning. Sean O'Loughlin,

Williams with the pass out wide, and

0:08:510:09:00

Marshall with the dive for the

corner. Well, the flag has gone

0:09:000:09:05

down. The referee will have a look

at whether there was a foot in touch

0:09:050:09:11

here. Remember the flag is nothing

to do with it. The fact it went down

0:09:110:09:18

suggests they were getting close to

that touchline. Feet still in the

0:09:180:09:23

field of play, and that looks about

good enough. It is terrific from

0:09:230:09:36

Marshall, and Wigan are edging their

way back in here. Thomas Lee off and

0:09:360:09:47

running, Williams gets the offload

and is back on the inside for

0:09:470:09:50

Farrell. Warrington lining up, and

it is back with Tony Clubb, who

0:09:500:10:03

putters is way over. Wigan have

something to cheer at the end, but

0:10:030:10:15

surely time is running out.

0:10:150:10:17

The Wigan head coaches here. Do you

feel they stepped up another notch

0:10:210:10:24

against Wigan in that defence?

They

got some confidence here, it was a

0:10:240:10:29

very tight game, it could have gone

either way at the end, but I know

0:10:290:10:33

they got confidence and a win under

their belts. They were going back

0:10:330:10:37

home and facing a wood inside that

travelled to Australia, there was

0:10:370:10:42

always a chance they would get

something out of it, and I think

0:10:420:10:45

they are aside that are little more

structured, and they have worked

0:10:450:10:50

very hard this season.

You know

Kevin Brown very well, is it suited

0:10:500:10:54

very hard this season.

You know

Kevin Brown very well, is it suited

0:10:540:10:55

him a little more?

I think it is a

little more structure, he likes to

0:10:550:10:59

be organised. He believes that they

best suit his game, and he can make

0:10:590:11:04

them better players, and that is

what he is allowed them to do, give

0:11:040:11:07

them some leadership roles in the

captaincy role, she thrives on that

0:11:070:11:12

kind of thing.

They looked a little

flat, did you feel they lack that

0:11:120:11:20

bit of energy?

I think they did, the

travel can make it difficult, there

0:11:200:11:32

were reasons why they didn't have a

lot of intensity in the game, but

0:11:320:11:35

one or two were terrific in defence,

they have done a lot of work

0:11:350:11:39

preseason, and I didn't think Wigan

had too much to answer against a

0:11:390:11:42

defensive structure. I hope the

signs are looking good for

0:11:420:11:46

Warrington.

The leaders going into

the round was led Helens, and they

0:11:460:11:51

travelled to Huddersfield. The first

real trouble for the league leaders.

0:11:510:12:02

Jon Wilkin scores the first try, it

is easy in the end for the Saints.

0:12:030:12:08

That is a good run around, and broth

with the dummy, he is always

0:12:080:12:14

dangerous close to the line.

0:12:140:12:19

James Roby, and in the end, that has

got to be a penalty from Dominique

0:12:290:12:36

Peyroux. The young scrum-half has

kicked superbly all season, and

0:12:360:12:41

Saints are head once more.

Huddersfield have had a lot of ball

0:12:410:12:46

in this first half, Saints have

defended really well, Dale Ferguson

0:12:460:12:52

as they look to try and strike

before half-time. Alex Walmsley

0:12:520:12:59

guilty as charged, can't have too

many complaints there. And broth to

0:12:590:13:04

give us a level game close to

half-time, up go the flags, it is

0:13:040:13:09

eight apiece. Well, an unexpected

chance for St Helens right on the

0:13:090:13:16

stroke of half-time. Dominique

Peyroux brought down. James Roby has

0:13:160:13:21

been involved in everything with a

ball, he is involved again, and he

0:13:210:13:24

scores for Saint Helens.

0:13:240:13:28

Lomax, what a good run from Taia,

and he took the angle superbly.

0:13:320:13:38

Lomax with the pass, and Taia with

the try, Saints dominant now. Either

0:13:380:13:45

side of half-time, they have been

devastating. Here is Robi again,

0:13:450:13:50

Lomax with a high kick, and Percival

will get it. He takes the high ball,

0:13:500:13:56

that was right off the training

ground, and that could be game, set

0:13:560:14:00

and match. Huddersfield now, Roberts

trying to get over, he may well have

0:14:000:14:09

squeezed over the line, and he has.

The second try for the Giants.

0:14:090:14:17

Obviously really proud, the boys did

what they needed to tonight.

0:14:170:14:26

Huddersfield a tough place to play,

and I thought we did well, so very

0:14:260:14:31

happy.

It was a little frustrating,

happy with the way we competed for

0:14:310:14:37

the majority of the game, I thought

we played well, it was a tough game,

0:14:370:14:41

and they took their chances a bit

better than ours, a couple of lapses

0:14:410:14:46

of concentration in certain periods

just before half-time, and after

0:14:460:14:49

half-time, really cost us in the

end.

In Round 1, it was our attack

0:14:490:15:01

that was outstanding, in Round 2, it

was defence, and tonight it was a

0:15:010:15:07

mix. Every game is important, but it

is important to win.

Dennis, IU

0:15:070:15:11

impressed by what you're seeing from

St Helens?

Very. They have done some

0:15:110:15:16

work in the pre-season started to

look like a side that starting to

0:15:160:15:20

understand the coach towards the end

of last year. I think they have got

0:15:200:15:24

some fantastic quality in their

side, Percival and Lomax, and they

0:15:240:15:30

have the outside backs that are

great with the ball in hand, and

0:15:300:15:33

then you have got Walmsley and James

Roby in the pack, they are a tough

0:15:330:15:39

side to play against. They went to

France on the back of a massive

0:15:390:15:45

first game, and I thought they

looked sluggish, but they managed to

0:15:450:15:49

scrape the win, and against

Huddersfield they look like they

0:15:490:15:52

were back to normal again, they were

impressive.

Huddersfield had fits

0:15:520:15:55

and starts, they were blurred in

patches.

I think that will be

0:15:550:15:59

Huddersfield throughout the season,

personally. They have a slim squad,

0:15:590:16:04

not really in-depth squad, so they

will have times in the year where

0:16:040:16:07

they are skinny, and the best they

can really try and achieve is to get

0:16:070:16:11

around that age and that is a target

for them to get into that eighth

0:16:110:16:19

place. Probably the best side in the

moment in the Super League, and they

0:16:190:16:25

did OK to compete.

A couple of hours

to kick off of your game. What is

0:16:250:16:29

the next couple of hours like for

you?

It is easy backstage, because

0:16:290:16:33

the prep is done. Have got to do

something now, I haven't worked hard

0:16:330:16:37

enough in the week. The team is

ready to go and they will turn up. I

0:16:370:16:42

will have a chat with some key

players, but nothing too formal, it

0:16:420:16:46

will just be a quick quiet word to

see how people are, but I try to

0:16:460:16:50

stay out the way, because I probably

get more nervous than they do

0:16:500:16:55

leading up to game time, so I keep

myself out of the way. The boring

0:16:550:16:59

part about being involved in game

day is the corporate staff.

You are

0:16:590:17:06

suited and booted!

Freezing cold in

a suit, so I will go up to the

0:17:060:17:10

directors' lounge, a bit of that

before the game, we have prepared

0:17:100:17:14

well this week, I'm happy with the

way we are running, the training

0:17:140:17:18

sessions have been really on top

note, so they just have to transfer

0:17:180:17:23

that now, we are missing a few

players but the young lads coming

0:17:230:17:25

into the side, Chamberlain is

playing on the win today, he is

0:17:250:17:31

exciting in a World Cup that he will

be waiting for this opportunity, so

0:17:310:17:35

there is a lot happening here at

Widnes, and they are starting to put

0:17:350:17:41

this game into some form of

recognition.

Wakefield are one of

0:17:410:17:46

the 100% team is going into this

round, and they travelled to

0:17:460:17:55

Catalans.

COMMENTATOR: Wonderful opportunity

0:17:550:18:01

for Wakefield to try to build

something here, and here is Tupou,

0:18:010:18:10

trying to bring to the line, testing

the central defence of the Catalans.

0:18:100:18:19

Good defending the Catalans for the

moment. Finn Stanton waits, he will

0:18:190:18:28

go down this side, Reece Lyne get

there. The Wakefield players are

0:18:280:18:36

looking confident. The referee has

gone for the square in the air here.

0:18:360:18:44

Here is the reach, and that looks

perfectly OK. It is a try, try for

0:18:440:18:48

Wakefield, and they take the lead.

RX Da Costa, in their marshalling

0:18:480:18:59

his troops, switching it towards

this left-hand side, and the holes

0:18:590:19:06

are beginning to open, and Garcia

will get his way over the line to

0:19:060:19:10

score. Bullying his way in. Catalans

have their response. All things

0:19:100:19:21

being equal, it will be another wave

of Catalans attack coming forward

0:19:210:19:25

here. Julien Bousquet coming

forward, and a penalty has been

0:19:250:19:39

given for Catalans. So, here is an

opportunity to take his side further

0:19:390:19:47

ahead, and the flags go up, and

Catalans have an extra two. Da

0:19:470:19:57

Costa, a little ramble forward by

him, edging his side close again.

0:19:570:20:05

They are going for a drop goal

attempt, but it comes to the maul

0:20:050:20:10

and it is picked up by Paulie

0:20:100:20:18

attempt, but it comes to the maul

and it is picked up by Paulie, and

0:20:180:20:18

Tom Johnson is away, he chases hard,

but they can't get to him, Johnson

0:20:180:20:26

in lightning form again, and what a

wonderful Wakefield try.

0:20:260:20:31

Sensational play from the winger,

and what a wonderful score that was.

0:20:310:20:42

Just double-check to make sure there

wasn't a foot in touch, but the try

0:20:420:20:46

is given, Wakefield rejoice.

0:20:460:20:49

Catalans looking for something here

in these late stages. They'd love to

0:20:540:21:01

go in at the end of the half with

some kind of a lead. They are

0:21:010:21:05

pushing hard. The ball has gone to

ground, the referee says penalty. It

0:21:050:21:10

was stolen. Every chance they will

go for goal here, I think the signal

0:21:100:21:20

has already been sent out to take

the two points and take the lead at

0:21:200:21:23

half-time. Albert, quick and

efficient, and Catalans should have

0:21:230:21:34

the lead at half-time now.

0:21:340:21:39

Wakefield moving closer. Tupou is

put down, Finn is in a dummy half,

0:21:400:21:50

and Miller is scampering across the

face of the defence, trying to put

0:21:500:21:54

questions in the minds of those

Catalans players. The French side's

0:21:540:21:59

defence holding on for the moment.

It is the big hit forward, and carry

0:21:590:22:06

forward again, terrific stuff, and

he has not tackled. He is allowed to

0:22:060:22:10

carry on, and he has made his way to

the goal line here. The big fellow

0:22:100:22:17

causing real problems as he took it

in initially. The referee said play

0:22:170:22:21

on, and they are just going to

double-check that he wasn't tackled

0:22:210:22:24

here. But he is fairly confident he

has scored a try. Have a look at

0:22:240:22:29

this. He goes to ground, but nobody

is in the act of making a tackle, so

0:22:290:22:35

he has every right to get himself

back on his feet. He does that

0:22:350:22:41

quickly and efficiently, you can see

the Catalans defenders are moving

0:22:410:22:45

back to defend the next tackle, not

realising that the last one hadn't

0:22:450:22:48

been completed. And David Fifita

just about keeping his feet to drive

0:22:480:22:55

himself over the line. There is

confirmation that the board is

0:22:550:23:00

touched down. It is a Wakefield

tribe, and Wakefield have the lead

0:23:000:23:10

again, crucially. Art it goes. West

is coming down. Good catch, terrific

0:23:100:23:20

catch, and Johnson is off again

here. He has got support on his left

0:23:200:23:25

hand side. It is taken on by Tupou,

now switched out, wonderful clearing

0:23:250:23:34

by Wakefield, and they have done a

wonderful job of clearing their

0:23:340:23:37

lines. Catalans forced into defence

here. Penalty given Wakefield's way.

0:23:370:23:55

You can see he wants to tap the ball

and run, but I think the decision

0:23:550:23:58

from the benches to go for goal.

Here is the penalty. Just the lift,

0:23:580:24:03

the legs go up in the air. Liam Finn

with a chance to give his side a

0:24:030:24:12

6-point lead. He has hit it really

well, wonderful confident strike,

0:24:120:24:16

and it is 16-10. Da Costa inside.

Catalans moving forward, not finding

0:24:160:24:26

a way through at the moment. Da

Costa is in there again. Numbers on

0:24:260:24:32

the left-hand side, swiftly through

hands it goes here, towards that

0:24:320:24:35

left-hand side, and Tupou puts his

head down and runs for the corner.

0:24:350:24:41

He has got it back to within two.

The difficult kick from the

0:24:410:24:46

touchline, but Catalans in touching

distance again. Well, this is huge,

0:24:460:24:51

absolutely huge. Put this over, and

Catalans could be edging towards

0:24:510:24:57

their first point of the season, but

he has put it wide, and Wakefield

0:24:570:25:00

hanging on here. Last few seconds,

Wakefield, job done, you feel. They

0:25:000:25:09

just want to keep that ball in hand

and run the clock down. Catalans

0:25:090:25:15

desperate now, but they know they

are not going to get another

0:25:150:25:20

opportunity, and the hooter sounds,

the referee says that is it, a blow

0:25:200:25:23

of the whistle. This wonderful start

to the season from Wakefield and to

0:25:230:25:28

just keeps rolling on.

0:25:280:25:30

The Leeds Rhinos Richie Myler has

joined us. Your old team struggling

0:25:340:25:37

to get off the mark. You thinking

you are glad you're not a part of

0:25:370:25:43

it, or are you thinking of what they

went through last year?

That was a

0:25:430:25:48

slow game last night, I watched it,

they are struggling at the minute

0:25:480:25:52

that I have a lot of senior players

in that team at the moment, and they

0:25:520:25:56

are going in the right direction.

They are obviously just unfortunate,

0:25:560:25:59

they have had a lot of players in

the World Cup and that will take

0:25:590:26:03

time to bedding, but hopefully they

can turn it around.

You saw a few

0:26:030:26:07

sparks of recovery?

Yes, I think

they are struggling a bit, because

0:26:070:26:13

the halves are down. Although they

like to think they can keep left,

0:26:130:26:17

right and centre, once they get a

few more people back on the field,

0:26:170:26:21

hopefully they can turn it around.

Fabulous winter Wakefield, unbeaten

0:26:210:26:27

this season so far.

They are

exceptional, and everybody was

0:26:270:26:31

saying before the season that they

had got topside together, and three

0:26:310:26:36

Ramdin they are doing exceptionally

well. And jumping on the back of

0:26:360:26:39

that with Catalans, I think teams

are better going to the south of

0:26:390:26:44

France now, it as a siege mentality,

they go over on the same day, travel

0:26:440:26:49

in the morning, play the game and

get out of the country, and it is

0:26:490:26:52

that siege mentality which teams are

better equipped now going to the

0:26:520:26:55

south of France it makes it makes it

a more difficult challenge for

0:26:550:26:58

Catalans.

And wonderful to see

Thompson flying down that when.

We

0:26:580:27:09

missed him last year in Super League

when he got that injury, and credit

0:27:090:27:12

to him after he got that, and seeing

him chasing that down, fantastic

0:27:120:27:15

try.

And how is the jet lag, are you

feeling better?

Wednesday I started

0:27:150:27:21

to sleep normal, I have to kids, so

that doesn't help.

How is your rib

0:27:210:27:29

cage, that was some challenge you

took?

It looked worse than what it

0:27:290:27:35

was. We have a good squad, and we're

going for the line-out today and

0:27:350:27:39

hopefully we can get the results. We

are missing quite a lot with a few

0:27:390:27:43

not playing, so we were quite down

on troops, so we will be relying on

0:27:430:27:49

our young boys to step up and really

command position, and hopefully

0:27:490:27:53

fight for a shirt, we have spoke

about it all week. There are not too

0:27:530:27:57

many places in this team come up for

grabs that often, and they have a

0:27:570:28:00

chance to check it.

We appreciate

joining us just before the game.

0:28:000:28:04

Have a good one.

0:28:040:28:10

Salford and Hull KR will be forever

remembered for that epic £1 million

0:28:100:28:13

game and they met this week.

COMMENTATOR: Hull Kingston Rovers

0:28:130:28:18

looking to attack with Tommy Lee

stepping into acting half-back. It

0:28:180:28:25

is pounced on by Thomas Minns. Super

stuff.

0:28:250:28:32

Salford relying on their playmakers.

O'Brien sending a wicked bouncing

0:28:330:28:39

kick through, and he picks it up

himself. What a response. Salford

0:28:390:28:45

again close to the posts. Whipping

the ball away. Junior Sauer, what a

0:28:450:28:51

line and score. Find stuff from

Salford. Rob Lui, back to the ten

0:28:510:29:03

they go. Lee Mossop celebrating a

200th Damon milestone, taking

0:29:030:29:09

Salford within metres of the

goal-line. There is a penalty for

0:29:090:29:18

and O'Brien from the tee makes no

mistake from that kind of range.

0:29:180:29:24

Salford on the attack again with

O'Brien. Was he tripped? He regains

0:29:240:29:29

his footing. Criswell and for the

line. What on the load for Jake

0:29:290:29:34

Bibby. Stunning stuff from Salford.

-- what an off-load. Coming from

0:29:340:29:44

behind, Salford working hard.

Cutting room. Has Rob Lui alongside

0:29:440:29:47

him. Classic Rob Lui, going back to

his Cowboys days and Salford are

0:29:470:29:55

running away with it. Tompkins sends

up the little pass. Hull Kingston

0:29:550:30:05

Rovers swarming the attack, they are

offside. A soft penalty. O'Brien

0:30:050:30:12

from the tee, makes no mistake from

there. Bang in the centre, drilling

0:30:120:30:16

it through. A bit of one-way

traffic. A bit of respite as Shaun

0:30:160:30:26

Lunt picks up the off-load. It

ricochets through and Adam Quinlan

0:30:260:30:32

gets there first. Superb finish. Rob

Lui takes Salford into a promising

0:30:320:30:36

position. Away to the left-hand side

and O'Brien with the cutout ball and

0:30:360:30:42

there is Niall Evalds. That might

but it's too bad. It's been a

0:30:420:30:51

thoroughly professional display from

Salford. They come to the left edge

0:30:510:30:54

again. Niall Evalds goes through

again, and stretches out a poor, a

0:30:540:31:03

stunning win for the Salford Red

Devils.

A massive to get the win. We

0:31:030:31:08

felt over the last few weeks we have

really improved. In the Wigan game

0:31:080:31:11

we were good in large parts. In the

Wakefield game our defence stood up

0:31:110:31:15

and we outscored them. Unlucky not

to come away with a result. Today we

0:31:150:31:21

have shown what we are as a group

and how committed the boys are to

0:31:210:31:24

each other, to come out with a great

attitude and be really enthusiastic

0:31:240:31:28

and get the two points with a great

performance.

Obviously very

0:31:280:31:32

disappointed, I think all the boys

are. Started well, but the period of

0:31:320:31:39

time in the first half, where we had

no ball. The penalty went against us

0:31:390:31:45

and we were struggling to make

ground. We started to shoot

0:31:450:31:48

ourselves in the foot with poor

options. At half-time I thought we

0:31:480:31:53

regrouped, were ready to come out

and we gave up the try for the first

0:31:530:31:58

set, very disappointing.

Important

for Salford to get the win and they

0:31:580:32:02

played well.

Exceptionally well. I

thought they built on last week's

0:32:020:32:06

performance against Wakefield. They

were good defensively against

0:32:060:32:09

Wakefield but didn't do enough with

the ball. They certainly did that

0:32:090:32:13

this week against Hull KR, throwing

the ball like they did at the start

0:32:130:32:17

of last season, looking dangerous in

the halves and on the edge. The pack

0:32:170:32:22

of forwards did well. It was a

really good team performance. Hull

0:32:220:32:26

KR will be very disappointed after a

great performance the week before.

0:32:260:32:31

Tim Sheens being get Salford himself

would have wanted a good

0:32:310:32:34

performance. They will be

exceptionally disappointed about

0:32:340:32:37

that.

Again bring in the Widnes

chief executive. James, is your life

0:32:370:32:42

taken up by what might be happening

next year. Maybe going down to ten

0:32:420:32:46

teams down to 14.

There is a lot of

debate for the future, but as we

0:32:460:32:55

have seen today, there is a lot

going on at club level. Like most

0:32:550:33:01

chief executives, your day to day

life is firefighting is and keeping

0:33:010:33:05

things moving forward. There is the

club level, what you do as a sport,

0:33:050:33:11

and those meetings come and go.

Do

you have a preference?

The

0:33:110:33:15

preference for me would be the

licensing model, but that is a long

0:33:150:33:20

finished debate. We see the benefit

of it now with an academy that has

0:33:200:33:23

19 players in the first-team squad.

The work we have done in the

0:33:230:33:28

community and with the constantly

improving facilities. There is a lot

0:33:280:33:32

of work to do before we get to a

definitive collective position in

0:33:320:33:35

the sport beyond this year.

What

would you like to see happening?

A

0:33:350:33:40

timeline of when everything will be

announced. As a game we want to know

0:33:400:33:45

what direction we will go in because

teams want to plan and fans want to

0:33:450:33:49

plan. The million pound game is

coming again this year. Will there

0:33:490:33:53

be a restructure next year or not?

Will it stay the same? Those are

0:33:530:33:58

questions that need to be answered

and relatively quickly.

We are

0:33:580:34:02

seeing just a little bit of the work

you do in the community behind us.

0:34:020:34:05

Is that a problem in terms of

planning for you and would it be

0:34:050:34:09

possibly in doubt if you don't know

what is happening going forward?

0:34:090:34:13

Every club has its own philosophy.

Some clubs will have a plan for the

0:34:130:34:17

very short-term, disbanding their

academies and disk into doing what

0:34:170:34:21

they do in the community. But this

is a cornerstone of our philosophy.

0:34:210:34:26

We want to be at the heart of the

community. -- and discontinuing what

0:34:260:34:30

they are doing in the community.

That is unchanged for us. With all

0:34:300:34:35

the parameters that may change in

the sport, we want to have those two

0:34:350:34:39

key drivers that keep you a stronger

club that is emotionally attached to

0:34:390:34:43

the wider community.

Looking at next

season come you do need to know what

0:34:430:34:48

is happening sooner rather than

later.

We do, and like all debates

0:34:480:34:52

and dialogues it can take more time

than you like, and finding a

0:34:520:34:55

collective consensus can be

difficult. We will get there in the

0:34:550:34:59

end. Everybody recognises we have to

get there quickly. We all want a

0:34:590:35:03

vibrant Super League and a strong

sport of Super League, so we have to

0:35:030:35:07

make some decisions and get forward.

It gives us something to talk about.

0:35:070:35:12

Hull FC were back in England after

their trip down under to Australia.

0:35:120:35:17

They headed to slightly colder

climes at Castleford. COMMENTATOR:

0:35:170:35:28

Will Hull's Australian adventure to

bite them at the Jungle? We will

0:35:280:35:31

see. A quick play-the-balls. Still

then this need. What an opportunity

0:35:310:35:44

opportunist try. Terrific from Marc

Sneyd with Hull hitting the front.

0:35:440:35:52

Marc Sneyd causing all sorts of

problems with ball in hand. The

0:35:520:35:59

penalty against Foster for holding

on. You can't do that, Alex. Gave

0:35:590:36:08

the referee no choice. Will it be

eight points for Hull and Marc

0:36:080:36:15

Sneyd? Of course it is. Terrific

start from Harbaugh. Not too many

0:36:150:36:23

opportunities. They have one now.

Minikin with the bouncing ball. Have

0:36:230:36:29

they squeezed in at the corner? The

long pass from Jamie Ellis. We will

0:36:290:36:34

have to do have a look at this. Did

Griffin get across in time? Minikin,

0:36:340:36:45

a terrific try. The Tigers are

finally on the board. Just before

0:36:450:36:56

half-time Ellis... A brilliant run

from Webster. He picked the angle

0:36:560:37:00

perfectly. Wonderful from Webster on

the stroke of half-time. Castleford

0:37:000:37:05

are level. The try just before half

time making all the difference. A

0:37:050:37:15

click through from Ellis and

McMeekin! It looks like a try either

0:37:150:37:20

side of half-time from Castleford.

Jamie Ellis involved in all three

0:37:200:37:25

tries. You can see there, James

Giles, the video referee, being

0:37:250:37:33

asked by Chris Kendall to check the

onside offside. He's onside and has

0:37:330:37:38

got the ball down. Mike McMeekin

extends Castleford's lead. Shenton!

0:37:380:37:58

The Castleford captain, has he made

it three tries in eight minutes?

0:37:580:38:05

Michael Shenton on the wing because

of that injury in the first half to

0:38:050:38:11

Greg Eden. I have to say, this looks

OK. And it is going to be a try. 20

0:38:110:38:20

unanswered points for the Castleford

Tigers. You feel they have to score

0:38:200:38:27

next. And the main man, Faraimo,

once, twice, three times, and it's a

0:38:270:38:36

try. A stutter, a stumble, and he

dives over the line. Faraimo, maybe

0:38:360:38:42

a lifeline for FC. Again, they come

to the left-hand side. It's a long

0:38:420:38:51

pass out, and Shenton again makes it

look very easy. He is a natural

0:38:510:38:55

winger. A natural try scorer. Is

that it for Castleford? Will it be

0:38:550:39:04

back-to-back wins for the Tigers?

They appear to be running out of

0:39:040:39:11

steam. And Mickey Paea. Nobody was

going to stop him from that

0:39:110:39:14

distance. They will not go away,

Hull FC. Just two scores in this.

0:39:140:39:26

Hull will still believe. Was that a

forward pass, was it a knock-on?

0:39:260:39:33

Castleford claiming Bowden was in an

offside position and he is. A

0:39:330:39:37

penalty for the Tigers right in

front of the posts. Luke Gale will

0:39:370:39:40

not miss this. That makes it a ten

point a game. A long way back for

0:39:400:39:48

Hull.

0:39:480:39:49

It took Castleford a little while to

get going, but when they did, did

0:39:510:39:55

they look more like their old

selves?

The combinations are

0:39:550:39:58

starting to come back. They have had

a difficult start after taking the

0:39:580:40:02

beating at St Helens. It's taken

time for them to build resilience

0:40:020:40:05

back up. I thought Luke Gale was a

lot better, going to the line and

0:40:050:40:13

the combination on the left edge.

Castleford are looking more like the

0:40:130:40:18

attacking threat we are used to

seeing from them. Defensively they

0:40:180:40:22

were stronger as well. It was a

difficult game for Hull. Coming back

0:40:220:40:28

from Australia and having to deal

with that. I don't think Lee Radford

0:40:280:40:31

was happy with their performance.

We

had a right old go at them,

0:40:310:40:35

virtually all of them apart from

Mickey Paea.

Underneath that I think

0:40:350:40:41

he will be aware it is difficult to

go to Australia and deal with the

0:40:410:40:45

travel and everything there, and

then come back and have to prepare

0:40:450:40:48

for a weekend game. Castleford will

have been really eager for that game

0:40:480:40:52

and want to put in a good

performance. It's difficult to go to

0:40:520:40:57

Castleford anyway, but off the back

of that, doubly so. He will be aware

0:40:570:41:00

of that and wanted a reaction from

his team because they have started

0:41:000:41:04

the season very well.

The reason we

are here is for today's game with

0:41:040:41:09

Widnes taking on the champions,

Leeds Rhinos. COMMENTATOR: Heremaia

0:41:090:41:15

from dummy half takes the ball to

the line, into the hands of Gilmour.

0:41:150:41:19

A slick move away to the left-hand

side. Leeds make the tackle. Danny

0:41:190:41:29

Craven sends the ball back infield

to Heremaia. To the onrushing

0:41:290:41:32

Wellington Albert who frees up the

float. Mellor to the left-hand side,

0:41:320:41:39

and he will go himself and touch the

ball down. Widnes in front. A quick

0:41:390:41:48

tap. Jamie Jones-Buchanan. We must

get a presence from him. Works the

0:41:480:41:53

little pass away. Lead is within

range here with Richie Myler

0:41:530:41:56

directing the troops. The dummy half

attempts to go himself. As he got

0:41:560:42:04

the ball down? Leeds will celebrate,

looks like Dwyer got it down. Picked

0:42:040:42:12

up I Rhys Hanbury. Scampering to the

line. He surely has enough pace.

0:42:120:42:17

Will go to the outside and take on

the full-back. Just held up short.

0:42:170:42:27

Terrific work from Ashton Golding to

make the challenge. A sweeping kick

0:42:270:42:33

from Crossfield from Tom Gilmore.

And Krishna Nino, what a start to

0:42:330:42:40

his Widnes career. Bats Krisnan Inu.

Jones-Buchanan makes the tackle on

0:42:400:42:51

Craven. The ball comes loose. More

than one in the tackle ball steel.

0:42:510:43:00

Robert Hicks says yes. A rocket of a

right foot to level that one from

0:43:000:43:11

Krisnan Inu. Softening up the Leeds

defence. Back it goes for a drop

0:43:110:43:27

goal from Craven. Popping it through

the posts. Robert Hicks confirms and

0:43:270:43:32

it's a dagger through the Leeds

parts. -- Leeds hearts. Chapelhow

0:43:320:43:42

again with his foot strapped up

heavily. It hasn't stopped him.

0:43:420:43:50

Walker will go from dummy half

across the line. Spins his way

0:43:500:43:55

across the stripe. It's a superb try

for the Widnes Vikings. Might they

0:43:550:44:02

celebrate? What a performance from

Danny Walker. Fizzed across field

0:44:020:44:09

from Mellor to Gilmour. Chapelhow

again battering his way through.

0:44:090:44:15

Walker playing with the poise of a

man far beyond his years. Mellor

0:44:150:44:19

takes it to the line. It comes

loose. Stripped by Leeds. The icing

0:44:190:44:27

on the cake from Widnes. Krisnan

Inu. What a signing in the

0:44:270:44:34

off-season. Playing a big role for

this Vikings side.

Quite a try

0:44:340:44:41

scoring machine here at Widnes.

I'm

doing my best.

Are you enjoying

0:44:410:44:47

yourself?

100%. The fans and boys

are making me feel at home. I feel

0:44:470:44:53

welcome at it makes it easier for

me.

We have played four game now and

0:44:530:44:58

we could have won them all. Got

pipped in the last two and weak won

0:44:580:45:01

the first. Nice to get two points

and keep going up from there.

You

0:45:010:45:06

don't always get what you deserve in

sport. It's one of those misnomers.

0:45:060:45:11

We just needed to keep the numbers

high, stick at the fight and keep

0:45:110:45:16

our skill level good and recognise

there is a process at the moment and

0:45:160:45:20

the scoreboard will take care of

itself. We will start to recognise

0:45:200:45:23

that as a group that we fit, we are

fighting for each other. And we have

0:45:230:45:29

ability. We will keep plugging away.

The fact we went to Australia last

0:45:290:45:34

week I don't think had a bearing on

it at all. But the fact we are

0:45:340:45:40

missing some players, it made us

more disjointed than we normally

0:45:400:45:43

are. But again, I will say again, we

had enough out there and we expected

0:45:430:45:49

to win. I wanted to win that one.

It

was a handsome win in the end for

0:45:490:45:54

Widnes.

I didn't think there was too

much in the game. Leeds competed and

0:45:540:45:58

they were in the bar. It's probably

the travel that got them. And the

0:45:580:46:02

changes they made. You felt Widnes

got stronger as the game went on.

0:46:020:46:07

Widnes were patient through the game

and took the opportunity.

Brian

0:46:070:46:11

McDermott is not making excuses and

didn't put it down to the travel,

0:46:110:46:14

but all three other teams that have

gone to Australia and comeback have

0:46:140:46:18

lost.

Coaches try not to use any

excuses that players can hang their

0:46:180:46:23

hat on. None of the coaches have

used it as an excuse but it has to

0:46:230:46:27

take it out of you. They have gone

back and within a week they have had

0:46:270:46:31

a really tough game out there. Made

a lot of changes and it will impact

0:46:310:46:35

your performance. A lot of young

players out there today but credit

0:46:350:46:39

to them, staying in the fight.

Widnes have been really good this

0:46:390:46:43

year, really close in all the games

they have played and they will be

0:46:430:46:46

happy with their place in the table.

Widnes had a few players out

0:46:460:46:50

themselves. Are we seeing what they

went through last year and the young

0:46:500:46:53

players on the game time they had

last year?

I think so. Widnes will

0:46:530:46:58

do OK this year and they have a good

chance of making the top eight. This

0:46:580:47:08

picture is a big weapon for them

because no team likes to come here

0:47:080:47:11

to play on this field, no matter

what they say, off the record it's

0:47:110:47:14

very difficult to play on and Widnes

are always dangerous at home. Denis

0:47:140:47:17

Betts will be looking to hang his

hat on the home form.

Krisnan Inu is

0:47:170:47:20

looking like a good signing.

Exceptional signing. When he left

0:47:200:47:24

Catalan Dragons last year I thought

it was a strange decision for them

0:47:240:47:27

to let him go. A real coup for

Widnes to get him because five of

0:47:270:47:33

six Super League clubs would have

wanted him. He has shown he has a

0:47:330:47:36

real threat on that right-hand edge.

It's what they needed, that threat

0:47:360:47:40

on the edge they have not had in

recent years and they now have it.

0:47:400:47:45

Lets see how that leaves everybody

in the bet Fred Super League table.

0:47:450:47:51

St Helens and Wakefield are the only

teams with a 100% record in the

0:47:510:47:56

Catalan Dragons are the only team

yet to win.

0:47:560:48:01

We are back to the warmth of the

studio next week for the Super

0:48:160:48:20

League show. Thank you for braving

the elements. From a very chilly

0:48:200:48:25

Widnes, goodbye.

0:48:250:48:28

Tanya Arnold presents highlights and analysis from the latest round of matches in Super League.

It's round three of the season, and four teams are looking to extend their unbeaten start to the year, but all four are away from home this week. St Helens have been installed as the early favourites to win the Super League title and their latest challenge is a trip to Huddersfield, whilst Wigan are away to Warrington in a repeat of the 2016 grand final. Leeds return from their World Club challenge match in Australia to take on Widnes, and Wakefield look to make it three wins out of three when they take on Catalans. Castleford are at home to Hull FC and Salford play Hull Kingston Rovers.


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS