Warrington end Radford’s reign
Lee Radford’s reign as Hull FC Head Coach came to an end after a 38-4 defeat against Warrington Wolves at the KCOM Stadium.
Two tries from Blake Austin and Gareth Widdop, as well as individual efforts from Ton Lineham, Anthony Gelling and Ben Murdoch-Masila earned Warrington a first away win of the season.
Kieran Buchanan responded for Hull, but they were well beaten, and on the look out for a new Head Coach.
Shaul, Buchanan, Fonua, Griffin, Tuimavave, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Satae, Jones, Lane, Bowden, Fash, Johnstone, Matongo, Brown.
Tries: Buchanan (79).
Ratchford, Lineham, Gelling, King, Charnley, Austin, Widdop, Hill, Walker, Cooper, Currie, Murdoch-Masila, J. Clark, Philbin, Akauola, D. Clark, Mamo.
Tries: Austin (6, 72), Lineham (36), Widdop (48, 70), Gelling (56), Murdoch-Masila (59).
Goals: Ratchford (5, 37, 60, 71), Widdop (73).
Salford come back to beat Wigan
Salford Red Devils came from 14-2 down at half-time to beat Wigan Warriors at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday.
Wigan controlled the first half thanks to tries from ex- Salford man Jackson Hastings and Sam Powell, as well as a penalty from Chris Hankinson.
But two tries from Niall Evalds and a late effort from former Warrior Kevin Brown completed an impressive turnaround for Salford.
Salford Red Devils
Evalds, Sio, Welham, Sarginson, Williams, Brown, Lolohea, Mossop, Lussick, Yates, Lannon, Roberts, McCarthy, Pauli, Ikahihifo, Flanagan, Kear.
Tries: Evalds (59, 65), Brown (74).
Goals: Lolohea (13, 60, 67).
French, Manfredi, Hankinson, Bibby, Marshall, Hastings, Leuluai, Burgess, Powell, Byrne, Isa, Farrell, Smithies, Bullock, Havard, Clark, Smith.
Tries: Hastings (15), Powell (36).
Goals: Hankinson (6, 16, 37)
Castleford triumph over struggling Saints
Castleford Tigers got back to winning ways after a 28-14 win over a Saints side that has suffered back-to-back league defeats for the first time since 2017.
Two first half tries from Derrell Olpherts and another effort from Peter Mata’utia had Castleford in control at half time.
Saints responded through Tommy Makinson, but their momentum was halted by yellow cards for Matty Lees and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook. Both were for contact to the head.
Cheyse Blair registered another for the home side before Saints responded with tries from Jack Welsby and Luke Thompson.
Sandwiched in between those Saints tries, Jake Trueman sealed the game as Cas go joint-top with Wigan.
Rankin, Olpherts, Mata’utia, Shenton, Clare, Trueman, Richardson, Watts, McShane, Griffin, Blair, McMeeken, Massey, Millington, Milner, Sene-Lefao, Smith.
Tries: Mata’utia (11), Olpherts (20, 33), Blair (56), Trueman (75).
Goals: Richardson (12, 65, 69, 75).
Coote, Makinson, Naiqama, Welsby, Grace, Lomax, Fages, Walmsley, Roby, Thompson, Taia, Peyroux, Knowles, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Lees, Amor, Smith.
Tries: Makinson (39), Welsby (74), Thompson (78).
Goals: Makinson (78).
Sin Bin: Lees (30)- Dangerous Contact, McCarthy-Scarsbrook (44)- Dangerous Contact.