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Huddersfield run riot at Wakefield

By Ryan Bangs 25/05/2009 06:28:58 AM Comments (0)

Huddersfield stayed in touch with Super League's pacesetters after running riot at Wakefield on Sunday, with wing David Hodgson claiming a hat trick in a 10-try victory.

Huddersfield eventually ran out 54-6 winners with Danny Kirmond opening the scoring before the hosts responded with a converted Matt Blaymire try.

But the lead did not last long as Hodgson and Leroy Cudjoe got on the scoresheet before the break.

And Huddersfield enjoyed the freedom of Belle Vue after the interval as Kevin Brown, Scott Moore (twice), Paul Whaturia, Hodgson (twice) and Jamahl Lolesi all scored to complete the rout in Sunday's only match.

In Saturday's action, Catalans Dragons survived a late fightback by the Celtic Crusaders in the first Super League game not to feature an English side.

The Wales-based Crusaders - who won their first ever game against Bradford in their last outing - took the early lead through Queenslander Josh Hannay.

But tries from Greg Bird, Olivier Elima, Adam Mogg and Shane Perry turned the advantage back to the visiting Dragons.

Jason Chan and Jordan James did their best to rally the Welsh side but tries from Steve Bell and Cyril Stacul settled it, with Catalans coach Kevin Walters later admitting his team had "won ugly", following the 30-18 victory.

St Helens maintained top spot with a 22-12 win over Harlequins, which ended their three-game unbeaten run, on Friday night.

Former Sydney Rooster Chris Flannery and Paul Wellens put Saints in control while the always influential Sean Long - who kicked three goals - set up James Roby after the restart.

Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Luke Dorn scored as the London side briefly threatened a comeback but Keiron Cunningham's late touchdown settled it.

Shaun Briscoe scored two second half tries as Justin Morgan's Hull KR maintained their fine early season form with a 16-6 win over Castleford. Peter Fox went over in the corner as Rovers led 4-0 at the break; although Castleford were denied a penalty try after Kirk Dixon was impeded out wide.

Michael Dobson's kick bounced for Briscoe to extend Rovers' lead but Mitchell Sargent barged over from close range for Cas, before Stanley Gene burst through to set up Briscoe who sealed the victory.

Bradford's bad week continued as they went down 18-10 at Shaun McRae's inconsistent Salford.

Paul Sykes put the Bulls ahead when he chased down a kick through but Richard Myler rallied the home side.

Stuart Littler, Mark Henry and Luke Adamson all crossed for Salford with the impressive Myler at the heart of two of the tries.

Elsewhere, Warrington overcame Wigan to secure a 16-8 victory.

The visitors took the lead before Warrington had even touched the ball - Cameron Phelps scoring in opening seconds.

But tries from Matt King, Chris Riley and Michael Monaghan sealed the win for Wolves.

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