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King hat-trick keeps Wolves on top

Tom Reynolds 20/06/2011 09:35:09 AM Comments (0)

Former Melbourne Storm centre Matt King scored a hat-trick to ensure Warrington remained top of the table Super League with a 46-16 win over Hull KR.

The Wolves were left shell-shocked last week when they lost 18-16 to local rivals Salford City Reds but they were back to their 2011 best against the Robins.

King was the star turn as the Wolves ran riot in the first half, the former Storm ace scoring two of four tries - Simon Grix and Ryan Atkins getting the others.

More Wolves scores from Lee Briers, Rhys Williams, Atkins, Richie Myler and King after the break threatened to make it embarrassing.

But a Hull KR rally - with scores from Scott Taylor, Liam Colbon and Blake Green - established some pride for the Robins.

The win leaves the Wolves at the head of the Super League table, level with Huddersfield on 26 points, with Wigan a point shy in third.

The Giants continued their impressive start to the season by seeing off Catalans Dragons 28-20 - former North Queensland Cowboys ace David Faiumu among the Giants scorers.

Winger David Hodgson ran in two tries for Huddersfield while Darrell Griffin and Kevin Brown also crossed - while Scot Grix kicked four goals.

Scott Dureau ran in a try and kicked two goals while Damien Blanch was also on the scoresheet.

Elsewhere Wigan kept firmly in touch with the leaders by handing out a lesson to old enemies St Helens winning 32-10 thanks largely to a starring display from winger Pat Richards.

Richards was in fine form on enemy soil in Widnes, kicking six goals and notching a try to rack up a 16-point haul.

Brett Finch also crossed for a score while prop Jeff Lima ran in his first try in a Wigan jersey.

Having trailed 20-0 at the interval second row Tony Puletua and Tom Makinson crossed to recover some pride for Saints.

At the wrong end of the table Harlequins ended a 13-game winless streak in style by seeing off fellow strugglers Wakefield 40-22.

Luke Gale was the star of the show, notching the first try of the game before kicking six goals as his teammates ran in six more tries.

Meanwhile, Leeds were made to sweat for the two points against rock-bottom Crusaders, winning 12-7 thanks to two late tries from Danny McGuire and Ali Lauitiiti, and Castleford beat Salford 15-8.

Elsewhere Shad Royston's double was unable to stop Bradford Bulls going down to a 28-14 home defeat against Hull FC.

The former Cronulla Sharks utility back scored twice before the half-time whistle but tries from Sam Moa, Richard Horne, Joe Westerman and Kirk Yeaman helped Hull FC secure the win.

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