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Betfred Super League - St Helens v Catalans Dragons
St Helens (16) 28
Tries: Makinson 2, Roby, Dodd, Lussick, Hurrell Goals: Dodd 2
Catalans (8) 8
Try: Yaha Goals: Tomkins 2

Defending champions St Helens fought back to overpower 12-man Catalans Dragons in a bruising opening game of the 2022 Super League season.

Fouad Yaha put Catalans ahead in a repeat of the 2021 Grand Final but two tries from Tommy Makinson, plus James Roby and Lewis Dodd scores followed.

The second half was a real slugfest, as the game threatened to boil, notably when Catalans' Dylan Napa was sent-off.

Joey Lussick and Konrad Hurrell tries added extra gloss to the Saints win.
Hurrell certainly made a big impact in that game.
Napa? continues in the same style that got him in so much trouble in Oz.
 
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St Helens (12) 28
Tries: Welsby, Makinson 2, Percival, Lomax Goals: Makinson 2, Dodd 2
Warrington (2) 2
Goal: Ratchford

Super League leaders St Helens maintained their 100% record as they comfortably beat Warrington Wolves.

Jack Welsby went over for Saints midway through the first half while Tommy Makinson crossed for their second try.

Makinson went over once more after the break to put them in control, with Mark Percival further extending their lead with Jonny Lomax scoring late on.

Warrington's only points of a miserable evening were confined to Stefan Ratchford's early penalty goal.


St Helens maintain their lead at the top of the Super League table thanks to their fifth win in a row this term, while Warrington lose their second game in a row after suffering defeat to Catalans last time out.

Saints were reduced to 12 players after 17 minutes when Sione Mata'utia was sent to the bin for an off-the-ball hit on George Williams.

Williams joined him in the bin seven minutes later after being penalised for offside and Saints made easy work of scoring the first try through Welsby soon after, when he ran on to Lomax's perfect grubber kick to the corner.
 

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St Helens (8) 26
Tries: Makinson 2, Hurrell, Dodd, Lomax Goals: Percival 3

Super League champions St Helens put their shock first defeat of the season at new boys Toulouse behind them as they ran in five tries to win in some style at Leeds.

The Rhinos have now lost all five games at Headingley this season - their worst start to a campaign since 1898.

Leeds put in a game effort, as they limited Saints to two first-half tries from Konrad Hurrell and Tommy Makinson.

But Makinson, Lewis Dodd and Jonny Lomax added three more.
 

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St Helens (12)
Tries: Makinson, Lomax, Batchelor, Percival Goals: Makinson 3
Wigan (4)
Tries: Field

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St Helens delivered a relentless performance in a bruising Super League derby victory against Wigan Warriors in front of a sellout 17,980 crowd.

Jai Field burst through off an inside ball to scorch in for a Wigan try, but Tommy Makinson's spectacular corner dive brought the home side level.

Jonny Lomax finished off a Makinson break for a half-time lead and Joe Batchelor's try extended the advantage.

Mark Percival finished off a fumbled kick to kick-start the Saints' party.

Abbas Miski was close to a consolation for Wigan, but had his foot in touch.

The attritional, physical nature of this most ferocious of rivalries came at a cost to both teams with Saints losing back row Morgan Knowles to a failed head-injury assessment and Wigan saw half-back Tommy Leuluai sidelined by a potential cruciate ligament problem.
 

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St Helens have lost young half-back Lewis Dodd for the rest of the season with a "significant" Achilles injury.