Bateman mistaken for grandad and Cas fans rue injuries – How social media reacted to last night’s rugby

Yesterday was a huge day as the season’s story began to unfurl that little bit more. An unconvincing win for Wigan saw their 100% record remain intact and kept them top of the league. Castleford found themselves thumped by an inconsistent Warrington team. Meanwhile, the main event saw Champions St Helens suffer their first defeat of the year.

Well, that was my view.

But what was yours? How did social media react to yesterday’s rugby?

Let’s start with the first game of the day. Wigan travelled over to Salford where a Jackson Hastings drop goal proved the difference. However, it was his young halfback partner who stole the show. Harry Smith is set to be one of the game’s best stand-offs in the years to come and it certainly showed yesterday.

Nonetheless, Hastings proved the match winner against his former club and it was a bitter pill to swallow for Salford fans.

On the other side of the fence, Wigan fans were keen to remind everyone just how good Hastings is.

Fans and family from both teams were allowed in the stadium in what was a wonderful occasion. Although it did lead to John Bateman being mistaken for a grandad.

In yesterday’s second game, Castleford were played off the park by Warrington and it left some Warrington fans a little concerned about how poor their future coach’s team played.

Likewise, Cas fans weren’t too pleased with Powell either.

That said, there were some Cas fans who immediately jumped to their injuries when contemplating the loss.

Despite all the talk about injuries and Powell, Gareth Widdop still stole the show.

In the final game of the day, Catalans and St Helens served up a classic. The Dragons got over a late re-shuffle of their team to still get the win. It led some to claim the Dragons are more likely champions than the Saints in 2021.

Some St Helens fans were still optimistic however believing that the performance actually boded well for the rest of the season.

For the Saints, both Regan Grace and Kevin Naiqama asked a lot of questions of a brilliant Catalans defence. They were both so good that the Sky commentary team kept getting them mixed up.

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