Round 6 Team of the Week
Although we welcomed home fans back to stadiums on Monday Night, it was the visiting sides that dominated in round 6.
Just two of the six home sides in round 6 managed to record victories this week - Leeds Rhinos defeated Wakefield, albeit behind closed doors, whilst St Helens maintained their 41-year unbeaten home record against the Red Devils in front of the Saints faithful on Monday Night.
Catalans Dragons, Hull KR and Wigan Warriors all fought back from losing positions to register away wins, whilst Ian Watson’s Huddersfield Giants held off a spirited Warrington comeback to earn their first away win of 2021.
Jordan Abdull was the hero for Hull KR against Castleford - his late try helped Rovers to a huge 22-26 victory away at the Jungle. Rovers victory comes after a heart-breaking golden point defeat to the Tigers in the Challenge Cup earlier this season.
Abdull snatches it late on for @hullkrofficial 🤯#SuperLeague #SLCasHKR pic.twitter.com/iHZEIqU3OE
— Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) May 17, 2021
The Warriors started with Bevan French at full back for the first time this season against Leigh – he finished the contest with a try, try assist, 9 tackle busts and 201 running metres. Adrian Lam’s side trailed 10-0 after the first quarter but fought back to record a 16-30 victory at the Leigh Sports Village.
Despite the early season form of Man of Steel leader Jonny Lomax, it was his halves partner Theo Fages who starred during Saints’ victory against Salford. The Frenchman scored a try and set up another, along with 10 kicks in general play, to help guide his team to another win as they maintained their unbeaten start to 2021.
Catalans Tom Davies crossed for two tries against Hull FC on Monday Night, moving into joint third in the try scoring charts with six tries in the opening six rounds. It was a physical affair between the two side - in a game which saw three sin bins - as Catalans proved too strong for the black and whites following an impressive second half display.
Kenny Edwards scored a decisive try against the Wolves as the Giants recorded their second win of the season. It was a tale of two halves after Huddersfield blitzed Warrington in the opening 40, before the Wolves clawed their way back into the contest in the second stanza.
Earlier in the round, Leeds and Wakefield fought tooth and nail – both desperate for two points - with nothing to separate the sides after 80 minutes. The Rhinos narrowly came out on top after a penalty in golden point, securing their second victory of the year.