The 27th season of Super League kicked off this weekend, and some familiar faces from the NRL were in action for their new clubs, with mixed results.
It was a debut to forget for former Maroons enforcer Dylan Napa, as he was sent off for a shoulder charge to the head in Catalans Dragons’ 28-8 defeat to St Helens on Thursday night.
Saints handed debuts to Will Hopoate, Curtis Sironen and Joey Lussick following their arrivals from down under, with Lussick going over for a try after 73 minutes.
Mitchell Pearce and Tyrone May also made their debuts for the Dragons but had little impact.
Former Manly five-eighth Cade Cust put in a solid showing on his Wigan Warriors debut as they overcame Hull KR 24-10, while Patrick Mago and Kaide Ellis also made their Warriors debuts.
Ex-Bulldogs centre Tim Lafai made a winning start to his Salford career in a 26-16 win over Castleford, and former NRL halves George Williams and Gareth Widdop were instrumental in Warrington Wolves’ narrow 22-20 win over Leeds Rhinos.
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Premiership-winning Rabbitoh Chris McQueen was on the scoresheet in Huddersfield Giants’ 42-14 win over Super League new boys Toulouse, and another ex-Rabbitoh, Joe Lovodua scored a vital try on debut for Hull FC as they overcame Wakefield 16-12.
St Helens 28 – 8 Catalans Dragons
Hull KR 10 – 24 Wigan Warriors
Castleford Tigers 16 – 26 Salford Red Devils
Leeds Rhinos 20 – 22 Warrington Wolves
Toulouse Olympique 14 – 42 Huddersfield Giants
Wakefield Trinity 12 – 16 Hull FC
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