Four games into the new Betfred Super League season and the usual suspects are gathering at the top of the table with defending champions St Helens making another good early impression.
Winners – St Helens (Grand Final Winner – 6/4F)
Kristian Woolf’s men secured another good win on Friday evening as they triumphed 42-8 away at Hull KR to stay top of the table.
Tommy Makinson grabbed a hat trick while Peter Mata’utia and Lewis Dodd scored braces with prop Alex Walmsley finishing off the scoring.
Perhaps most impressively, the Saints have only conceded 26 points in four games, comfortably have the best defensive record in the league.
Winners – Catalans Dragons (Grand Final Winner – 4/1)
Steve McNamara’s side were always going to face a tricky game away at Warrington Wolves but they managed to come out on top in a 24-18 success at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Four tries were enough against Wire whose winning run at the start of the season came to an end at the Dragons showed great resolve to withstand a late fightback.
The win lifted them up to fifth in the table.
Winners – Huddersfield Giants
Ian Watson is doing a fine job at Huddersfield and they ran in six tries in a 34-2 thumping of Salford Red Devils.
Up against his former club, Watson showed no mercy as Innes Senior grabbed a brace while England’s Jermaine McGillvary got himself on the scoresheet again.
Salford’s sole response was a Marc Sneyd penalty and Huddersfield are third in the table after three wins from four.
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Losers – Wakefield Trinity (To Finish Bottom – 4/1)
Willie Poching made a great start to life at Wakefield as caretaker boss last season but 2022 has been a real struggle so far.
His side were well beaten at home 34-18 by Leeds Rhinos, going into the break with a 30 point deficit.
Defensively, they were all over the place and already they may be fearing the worst.
Losers – Toulouse (To Finish Bottom – 1/5)
The French newbies are getting closer but are still awaiting their first Super League win after an agonising 29-28 loss to Wigan Warriors.
After three straight losses, Sylvian Houles’ side were much improved against Wigan and the score was level with a minute to go.
However, sport can often be cruel and Harry Smith’s last-minute drop goal consigned them to another defeat.
Losers – Hull FC
It has been an inconsistent start to the season for Hull FC, who have won two and lost two of their opening four games.
They travelled to a winless Castleford Tigers side on Sunday but lost 33-26 in what was an entertaining contest.
It means the Black and Whites have alternated between winning and losing in each of their first four games of the season – something they cannot continue if they want a play-off finish.
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