Last night was another big night of differentiating the front runners from those struggling at the bottom. St Helens maintained their perfect start, the Dragons downed winless Wakefield and Castleford got back to winning ways leaving Salford with just one win. Well that was my view anyway. But what was yours? How did social media react to last night’s rugby?
Despite another victory for Champions St Helens, it wasn’t all rosy for Kristian Woolf’s men. They lost impressive youngster James Bentley to injury and Saints fans were concerned.
Best wishes to James Bentley on a speedy recovery after what looked like a really bad injury tonight
— Steven Hall (@TipsterSte) April 30, 2021
Full time: Saints win a scrappy one 22-12 but its overshadowed by a bad injury to James Bentley.
Your thoughts on that game, performance and result please
— RedVee.Net (@RedVeeDotNet) April 30, 2021
As per usual, Jonny Lomax was again outstanding and many took to twitter to rave about the star player who perhaps doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.
Jonny Lomax is a freak
— JackDavies (@19jackdavies96) April 30, 2021
Jonny Lomax = Best halfback in @SuperLeague by some distance and probably in top 3 players or so. Freak of a player.
— Wayne Haselden (@WayneHaselden) April 30, 2021
After their recent struggles, Leigh fans were more than pleased with a performance that pushed Super League’s current super club. It got them excited to hopefully push the boys on to victory when they can finally return to the stadium and support their team.
Well played @LeighCenturions absolutely brilliant from the lads. Big performance. Next up wigan with us in the ground 😊👍
— Chris Walker (@Chris_Walks) April 30, 2021
As Leigh slummed to a fifth loss from five, so did Wakefield. Trinity gave it a good go against Catalans but it didn’t stop fans from worrying. Some even questioned how the future will look for the club with many of their best players beginning to reach the end of their careers now.
Concerning that with Fifita, Kyle Wood, Tupou and Ashurst all past their best now they will need replacing soon. Each of them have been very astute signings and recent recruitment suggests we might not be able to adequately replace any of them.
— Ben Long (@LongyWTID) April 30, 2021
Wakefield fans also bemoaned the ease at which they allowed Catalans to score.
Yet again we make a mistake and the opposition go down the field and score
— Trish Bateman (@TrishBateman4) April 30, 2021
In the other game on Friday night Castleford continued their impressive start to the season leading one fan to claim they’d make it to this year’s Grand Final.
Castleford v Saints GF. Looked solid tonight the Tigers. #SLSalCas
— Chris Birchall (@birchall81) April 30, 2021
Despite what was to most a very enticing contest between two former Grand Finalists, some weren’t impressed by the game.
Hey I enjoyed #SLsalcas … but blokes were jogging into tackles at times.
— ⚡Steve Mascord☠️ (@therealsteavis) April 30, 2021
Meanwhile others weren’t overly pleased with the officials.
Half the penalties yet again caused by indifferent refereeing. Let's punish the reaction not the cause.#slsalcas
— ☢ Alec Station ☢ (@alecstation1) April 30, 2021
Once again, a super league game made very hard to watch by the referee #slsalcas
— Mikey A (@mikjaal) April 30, 2021
The game saw another incident of apparent diving and twitter did not like it one bit.
Why have rugby players started acting like footballer!? Get up and get on with it #slsalcas
— Leigh Wright (@L_W_8) April 30, 2021
But of course it wouldn’t be a Cas game involving a controversial incident if someone didn’t bring this iconic line back from the dead.
Get him off the field #SLSALCAS
— Ashley Stevens (@AshleyStevens94) April 30, 2021