The opening round of the 2023 Super League season has been and gone.
It all got underway at Warrington where the Wolves stunned Leeds Rhinos with a sensational first half that left them 30-0 ahead after tries from Matt Dufty, Daryl Clark, Josh Thewlis and Danny Walker.
Second half tries from James Harrison and Greg Minikin concluded a statement win in front of a home crowd that was given optimism by the win.
On Friday Wakefield came up short against an injury hit Catalans side as Tom Johnstone came back to haunt his former side.
Elsewhere, Leigh put on a show against Salford Red Devils both on and off the field. They came up short of the win on their return to Super League.
Hull KR were excellent at home against Wigan Warriors as they beat the cup holders in front of a jam packed Craven Park.
Then on Sunday, Hull FC held on against Castleford Tigers. They led 32-6 after an hour but a brilliant comeback from the Tigers left the score at 32-30 at fulltime.
After this first week of action the question is, who has been worst hit by injury?
The Wolves lost Matty Nicholson to a dislocated shoulder whilst between them Wakefield Trinity and Catalans Dragons had three players ruled out late for their clash at Belle Vue.
Ryan Hall meanwhile went off for Hull KR after a rib injury.
The big story of the weekend was of course St Helens’ win in the World Club Challenge down under. They did so without Joe Batchelor after he picked up an ankle injury which is set for surgery.
Tommy Makinson will miss the Champions’ game against Castleford Tigers after failing a Head Injury Assessment.
Warrington Wolves vs Leeds Rhinos
Matty Nicholson – Dislocated Shoulder (Warrington Wolves)
Wakefield Trinity vs Catalans Dragons
Kelepi Tanginoa – Hamstring (Wakefield Trinity)
Siosiua Taukeiaho – Knee Cartilage (Catalans Dragons)
Mitchell Pearce – Calf (Catalans Dragons)
St Helens vs Penrith Panthers
Joe Batchelor – Ankle (St Helens)
Tommy Makinson – Head (St Helens)
Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors
Ryan Hall – Rib (Hull KR)
Rhys Kennedy – Head (Hull KR)