RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
22 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!

After not being able to buy a win in the opening weeks of the 2021 Super League season Wakefield Trinity, under the coaching of Chris Chester, seem to have turned a corner and recorded good wins in their last two outings.

Leigh Centurions, on the other hand, remain pointless in the 2021 season after being promoted into the spot vacated when the Toronto Wolfpack were thrown out of the competition and came into today’s game knowing that this was one game in their fixture list that they would have had as a ‘must win’ coming into the season.

Assistant coach Kurt Heggarty has stepped into the role of head coach at the Centurions after they cut short the tenure of John Duffy earlier in the week in the hope of turning around their fortunes.

Joe Mellor stunned the home side when he chipped the ball over the full-back, collected himself, and went over the line for the opening try of the game. Ryan Brierley added the conversion to put the visitors 6-0 ahead after six minutes.

Wakefield had their opportunities but great defence from Leigh frustrated their attack and on twenty-eight Leigh were given a penalty with Brierley electing to put the ball between the uprights.

David Fifita broke the Leigh line on thirty-five with Jay Pitts taking the pass and finally getting the ball and going over the line for the first Wakefield points of the afternoon. Mason Lino added the extra two and the home side were now just two adrift.

Just before the interval Trinity took the lead when James Batchelor crashed over the line from close range on the back of two set restarts. Lino added the conversion for Wakefield to take a 12-8 lead into the sheds.

Wakefield extended their lead on forty-nine with Joe Westerman busting through the defensive line to crash over for a four-pointer. Lino added the conversion as Leigh started to wilt under the pressure.

Leigh reopened the door on fifty-three as Mellor got his second try of the afternoon, a long-range effort with Craig Mullen busting the line and finding his scrum half to go to the line. Brierley added the conversion, the Wakefield lead down to four points.

Leigh were level on sixty-five when Brierley weaved through the defence before finding Lewis Tierney in support to sprint for the line and bring the scores to 18-18. Brierley added the conversion and from looking as thought they were out of the game, Leigh were now back in front.

On seventy-one the home regained the lead as Liam Kay took a high ball from Jowitt to score in the corner. Lino converted brilliantly from the touchline for 24-20.

Mason Lino sealed the win on seventy-eight as he stepped past the defenders to go in and secure the third consecutive Trinity win as he dived over under the sticks. He converted his own try for 30-20.

It was a competitive game with Trinity just edging it, despite a couple of scares. Leigh fought back well to take the lead with fifteen minutes remaining, but Wakefield held their nerve and secured the win with two quality late tries to break Centurions hearts. Leigh are now looking even further down the barrel of relegation, and a return to the Championship after just one season in the top flight.

Wakefield Trinity: Jowitt, Kershaw, Lyne, Tupou, Kay (T), Miller, Lino (T, 4G), Tanginoa, Walker, Arona, Pitts (T), Batchelor (T), Westerman (T). Subs: Fifita, Battye, Wood, Arundel.

Leigh Centurions: Elliot, Tierney (T), Sa’u, Thornley, Gelling, Brierley (4G), Mellor (2T), Ioane, Hood, McCarthy, Hellewell, Gee, Bell. Subs: Wildie, Ellis, Mullen, Peats.

Half-Time: 12-8.

Full-Time: 30-20.

Referee: Scott Mikalauskas.

Score Progression: 0-4, 0-6, 0-8, 4-8, 6-8, 10-8, 12-8 : HT : 16-8, 18-8, 18-12, 18-14, 18-18, 18-20, 22-20, 24-20, 28-20, 30-20 : FT.




facebook sharing button
twitter sharing button
pinterest sharing button
email sharing button
sharethis sharing button


Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sun 6th Jun 2021 4:51 PM | Views : 3210 | Replies : 0 | BACK TO STORIES
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDTEAM
5,166,9161,22978,6216,308LOGIN
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
YOU HAVE RL CHAT OFF
RLFANS Match Centre
Sat 12th Jun
SL
LIVE
Leigh18-12Catalans
NRL RND: 14 Gold Coast34-35Sydney
NRL RND: 14 Souths24-10Newcastle
NRL RND: 14 Canberra38-16Brisbane
CH
LIVE
Oldham6-14Sheffield
L1
LIVE
Barrow8-4Rochdale
L1
LIVE
LondonS6-14Hunslet
Fri 11th Jun
SL
LIVE
Hull KR40-4Salford
SL
LIVE
Warrington38-18Wakefield
NRL RND: 14 Manly50-18NQL Cowboys
NRL RND: 14 Cronulla19-18Penrith
Thu 10th Jun
SL RND: 9 Castleford12-30Hull FC
Wed 9th Jun
SOO RND: 1 Queensland6-50New South Wales
Sun 6th Jun
CH RND: 6 Bradford31-12Newcastle
CH RND: 6 Halifax46-12Sheffield
SLRND: 13 Wakefield30-20Leigh
NRL RND: 13 Newcastle4-40Parramatta
L1 RND: 5 Workington34-20Keighley
L1 RND: 5 Crusaders36-12Coventry
L1 RND: 5 Doncaster46-12LondonS
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 14
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Penrith 14 418 133 285 24
Melbourne 13 430 162 268 22
Parramatta 13 360 212 148 20
Souths 13 341 282 59 20
Sydney 13 379 223 156 18
Manly 13 315 282 33 14
 
St.George 13 293 284 9 12
NQL Cowboys 13 264 383 -119 12
NZ Warriors 12 265 305 -40 10
Cronulla 13 244 298 -54 10
Wests 13 280 334 -54 10
Gold Coast 14 318 380 -62 10
Canberra 13 257 321 -64 10
Newcastle 14 231 366 -135 10
Brisbane 14 232 436 -204 6
Canterbury 12 134 360 -226 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 9
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
St.Helens 8 206 70 136 14 294.29 87.50
Wigan 8 158 136 22 14 116.18 87.50
Catalans 9 238 118 120 15 201.69 83.33
Warrington 9 302 157 145 13 192.36 72.22
Hull FC 9 179 143 36 11 125.17 61.11
Hull KR 9 223 204 19 10 109.31 55.56
 
Castleford 9 185 232 -47 8 79.74 44.44
Leeds 8 150 136 14 6 110.29 37.50
Huddersfield 8 150 162 -12 6 92.59 37.50
Wakefield 9 163 231 -68 4 70.56 22.22
Salford 9 106 289 -183 2 36.68 11.11
Leigh 9 110 292 -182 1 37.67 5.56
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 9
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Toulouse 6 291 58 233 12 501.72 100
Featherstone 7 262 76 186 14 344.74 100
Bradford 8 228 172 56 14 132.56 87.50
Batley 7 204 140 64 10 145.71 71.43
LondonB 8 202 194 8 9 104.12 56.25
Halifax 8 241 129 112 8 186.82 50
 
York 8 213 150 63 8 142 50
Widnes 8 204 239 -35 7 85.36 43.75
Dewsbury 7 103 171 -68 6 60.23 42.86
Sheffield 8 179 221 -42 6 81 37.50
Whitehaven 8 140 254 -114 5 55.12 31.25
Oldham 8 106 298 -192 4 35.57 25
Newcastle 7 132 216 -84 3 61.11 21.43
Swinton 8 122 309 -187 0 39.48 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 5
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Barrow 5 211 62 149 10 340.32 100
Workington 5 180 94 86 8 191.49 80
Doncaster 5 182 126 56 8 144.44 80
Coventry 4 106 114 -8 4 92.98 50
Keighley 5 158 135 23 4 117.04 40
Rochdale 5 157 156 1 4 100.64 40
 
Crusaders 5 122 150 -28 4 81.33 40
Hunslet 5 84 137 -53 4 61.31 40
LondonS 4 104 150 -46 2 69.33 25
West Wales 5 70 250 -180 0 28 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Womens Super League 2021 ROUND : 5
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
St.HelensW 3 230 6 224 6 3,833.33 100
LeedsW 3 214 22 192 6 972.73 100
WiganW 3 158 18 140 6 877.78 100
CastlefordW 3 104 24 80 6 433.33 100
YorkW 3 76 102 -26 2 74.51 33.33
Hudds W 3 38 178 -140 2 21.35 33.33
 
FeatherstoneW 4 74 164 -90 2 45.12 25
BradfordW 4 60 180 -120 2 33.33 25
Wire W 3 42 146 -104 0 28.77 0
WakefieldW 3 16 172 -156 0 9.30 0
RLFANS Recent Posts




X