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Meli double hands Saints victory

29/03/2010 09:14:22 AM Comments (0)

Francis Meli scored twice as St Helens came away from Huddersfield with a 24-6 victory at the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday.

The former New Zealand Warriors centre was in devastating form and Nathan Brown's men had no answer as the Saints went into the halftime interval 10-0 up.

Scott Grix got Giants back into the game with a try nine minutes into the second half with ex-West Tigers full back Brett Hodgson booting the conversion from the touchline.

But England prop James Graham bundled over to make it 18-6 before exciting half-back Kyle Eastmond converted his own try in the dying minutes to prevent the Giants moving up to second in the Super League table.

George Carmont helped crank up the pressure on reigning champions Leeds as Wigan maintained their lead at the top on Friday.

Ex-Newcastle Knights centre Carmont scored the first try of the match as Michael Maguire's men ran out 24-4 winners against injury-ravaged Leeds.

Rookie Warrington wing Chris Riley scored his second hat trick of the season as the Wolves kept tabs with league-leaders Wigan courtesy of a 32-16 win over Wakefield.

Riley - who scored five tries against Harlequins earlier in the season - ripped through the Wildcats defence to take his try tally to ten for the season.

Off-season signing Ryan Atkins - playing against his former club - scored two while Chris Bridge also crossed the whitewash as well as kicking four goals.

Matt Orford masterminded another Bradford victory as he kicked seven points for the Bulls in their 19-12 win over struggling Harlequins.

The former Manly halfback kept his nerve to boot a late penalty and field goal to take the game away from Quins after Danny Orr had reduced the arrears to four points.

Michael Platt, Brett Kearney and second row Steve Menzies had put the Bulls in control after Chris Melling had opened the scoring for the visitors at Odsal.

Catalans Dragons picked up their second win of the season as they held off a late fightback to beat Hull KR 16-10.

Dane Carlaw and Steven Bell both crossed for the Dragons to ease the pressure on coach Kevin Walters.

Castleford loose forward Joe Westerman underlined his growing reputation in the sport as he scored a try and kicked three goals in the Tigers' 22-16 win over Crusaders.

Struggling Salford secured their second win of the season courtesy of a 27-20 win against Hull FC.

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