Wigan and Salford consolidate in Super League

Wigan moved into third place in the Super League table with a convincing 16-37 victory at the Stade Gilbert Brutus against Catalan Dragons tonight.

And Salford Red Devils defeated Hull FC 35-2 at the AJ Bell Stadium to draw level with their opponents on points, while edging to within four points of the play-off places.

Wigan scored six tries through Tony Clubb, two from Matty Bowen, and one each from Josh Charnley, Scott Taylor and Joe Burgess. Matty Smith added five conversions and a field-goal, while Jack Hughes also added one conversion.

The Dragons scored three tries from Morgan Escare, Elliott Whitehead and Damian Cardace, with Sam Williams adding two goals.

The Red Devils, for whom new signing Kevin Locke failed to appear because of a groin injury, led throughout their match after Rangi Chase scored their opening try from an interception after 16 minutes, and they survived a late Hull revival to grab the points.

As well as Chase, Mason Caton-Brown scored two tries, and the added further tries from Darrell Griffin, Greg Johnson and Josh Griffin, with four conversions from Josh Griffin and one from Chase, while Chase also added a field-goal.

Hull had been nilled in the first half, but they came back in the second half with two tries from Kirk Yeaman, and one each from Dean Hadley and Jamie Shaul, with Jordan Rankin adding three goals.

Full reports and photographs for both matches will feature in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express, which will go online at around 11.00pm Sunday evening.