Betts eyeing consistency following Halifax triumph

Denis Betts believes Widnes will find some consistency in their performances after defeating Halifax. For the first time this season, Betts was able to pick the same 17 players in consecutive weeks as they picked up their first victory of the Qualifiers campaign against their Championship counterparts. The Vikings out-played their part-time opponents, and Betts is hopeful that his side…

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Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Hull KR’s promotion hopes given massive boost with Leigh win

Shaun Lunt scored a 76th minute try as Hull KR claimed a crucial 20-16 win at Leigh Centurions. Daniel Mortimer gave Leigh the lead but KR levelled 10 minutes before the break through Lunt. Josh Drinkwater slotted a penalty goal in the closing moments of the half to edge the Centurions in front. Another Drinkwater two-pointer extended Leigh’s lead after…

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Warrington ease past Dragons in Qualifiers

Warrington Wolves moved closer to securing their Super League status with a 52-24 win over Catalans Dragons. Stefan Ratchford, Matty Russell and Declan Patton scored in the opening 15 minutes as Wire raced into the lead. Remi Casty brought the Dragons onto the board but Warrington responded through Ryan Atkins and Ratchford’s second try in a dominant first half display.…

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St Helens confirm the capture of Bulls hotshot Bentley

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has confirmed the club have completed the signing of Bradford Bulls youngster James Bentley. As first revealed in League Express several weeks ago, the 20-year-old star has linked up with the Saints despite interest from elsewhere. Bentley, a back-rower, has been a standout star for the Bulls this season, scoring 14 tries in just 21…

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Wigan stay in the play-off hunt

Wigan’s hopes or returning their Super League crown remain intact following an 18-4 victory over Huddersfield. This game was seen as a must-win for both sides, with the pair both five points adrift of the play-offs with six games remaining. It was Shaun Wane’s side who prevailed, leaving Huddersfield’s season all but over. The two teams exchanged early tries through…

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