Friday’s Tremendous League: Leigh Leopards off the mark | Catalans Dragons keep unbeaten | Rugby League Information

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

Final Up to date: 04/03/23 12:01am

Leigh's players celebrate after their victory away to Hull KR

Leigh’s gamers have a good time after their victory away to Hull KR

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

Catalans Dragons 38-6 Hull FC (6pm)

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

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

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

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

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

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

“It is too early to attract any conclusions however I am very happy with our efficiency tonight,” McNamara stated. “We have been superb tonight, however we can’t get carried away.

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

Tom Johnstone goes over for a try in Catalans' win over Hull FC

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

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

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

Wakefield Trinity 0-8 Huddersfield Giants (7.45pm)

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

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

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

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

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

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

“It is not doom and gloom by any means. There’s a variety of effort there and a variety of issues we are able to work with.

“The trouble and software is there, we simply should get a bit smarter in sure components of the sphere. We’ve to place our assault collectively we confirmed in opposition to Catalans and our defence we confirmed tonight.”

Joe Greenwood celebrates scoring the only try of the game in Huddersfield's win at Wakefield

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

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

“It was a tricky and well-earned one,” Giants head coach Ian Watson stated. “We knew they have been going to show up as we speak and play for the pleasure.

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

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

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

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

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

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

“They have been taking part in some good rugby and it is at all times tough to come back right here and get a win. All we are able to do is concentrate on us and stick with our processes and our beliefs.

“We’re simply getting on with it and there have been a variety of onerous classes to study over the past two weeks. We’re working onerous to verify our mixtures come collectively.”

Hull KR's Mikey Lewis can't prevent Leigh's Josh Charnley from scoring the winning try

Hull KR’s Mikey Lewis cannot stop Leigh’s Josh Charnley from scoring the profitable attempt

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

“We have been in entrance the vast majority of that sport finish by no means actually felt snug,” Peters stated. “Credit score to Leigh they actually hung in there.

“Any defeat shouldn’t be nice however to lose that method, we harm ourselves rather a lot tonight. We positively want to shut the sport out higher than we did.”

Castleford Tigers 0-36 Wigan Warriors (8pm)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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