Super League: St Helens rout Castleford Tigers at Langtree Park
Last Updated: 01/04/13 5:23pm
Tommy Makinson: Was one of seven players to score tries for St Helens
St Helens helped erase the memory of their Good Friday defeat to Wigan by claiming a comfortable 48-18 victory over Castleford at Langtree Park.
Josh Perry and Joe Greenwood both grabbed a brace of tries, while five other players managed to cross the whitewash during the nine-try rout.
The visitors scored three tries in a 15-minute period during the second half but were otherwise completely outplayed as they slumped to a sixth straight loss.
Saints were on top from the start and Mark Percival and Jordan Turner had already threatened when Mark Flanagan crashed over for the first try by the posts.
Justin Carney produced a fine tackle to deny Flanagan a second but Perry made no mistake from close range as he barged over for his first St Helens try.
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook prolonged the dominance of the Saints pack as he took a short pass and ran through three Tigers defenders to score a third, with Paul Wellens then playing in Greenwood for another score.
Saints were well on top and got a fifth when Wellens was stopped short and the ball was quickly reworked for Greenwood to dive over, making the score 26-0 at the half-time interval.
The hosts continued in much the same vein after the break, Greenwood scooping up a loose ball and sending Percival clear before Tommy Makinson finished the move off.
Adam Swift then went over in the corner and with Percival converting for a fifth - Makinson also kicked one goal - the game was as good as over at 38-0.
The Tigers finally managed to respond as Daryl Clark and Carney broke from deep to go over in quick succession.
Perry restored normality by forcing his way over for another, but Clare broke through some slack Saints defending to claim another Tigers consolation.
Jamie Ellis converted all three of the Tigers' scores but Turner had the final say as he completed the scoring in closing moments.
First Utility Super League
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants32 - 14Hull K R
Hull FC31 - 24Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils18 - 14Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers34 - 20Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round ten
Michael Lawrence has expressed his delight at making a try-scoring return against Widnes after recovering from injury.
Leeds coach Brian McDermott hit out at the high penalty count against his side in their 27-12 win at Catalans Dragons.
Leeds Rhinos overcame Ryan Bailey's second half red card to win 27-12 at the high-flying Catalan Dragons.
- Rea: London lack experience
- Gentle delighted with triumph
- Wigan boss wanted shut-out
- Cummins: We'll learn from win
- Millward wants consistency
- Betts: Scrap double header
- Bulls not threatened by Reds
- Hull bounce back at Wakefield
- Brough leads Giants in rout
- Warriors run riot over Robins
- Wolves too good for Broncos
- Dragons v Rhinos: Teams
- Giants v Vikings: Teams
- Rovers v Warriors: Teams
- Wildcats v Hull FC: Teams
- Wolves v Broncos: Teams
- Saints v Tigers: Teams
- Bulls v City Reds: Teams