26/05/2024

Former Eels five-eighth/full-back Jai Field in action for Wigan. Photo: Twitter/@wiganwarriorsrl

In our latest weekly round-up, we see how the former NRL players got on in week two of the new Betfred Super League season.

Plenty of familiar faces were in action in the Super League again this weekend, with one former Parramatta player grabbing all the headlines on Friday night.

Warrington Wolves kicked off round two with a comfortable 34-10 win over Castleford Tigers on Thursday night. Former Newcastle Knights centre Peter Mata’utia was excellent on his home debut, as he grabbed one of the Wire’s six tries.

Ex-Eels flyer Jai Field was the star of the show for Wigan Warriors on Friday night, as he scored a hat-trick in their 34-12 win over Leeds Rhinos. After an injury-hit 2021, in which he made just four appearances, the 24-year-old has started the season in style for the Warriors, as he looks to make the full-back jumper his own.

Blake Austin and Matt Prior scored the Rhinos’ tries, with Aidan Sezer adding both conversions.

On Saturday, it was the turn of Sione to make it a good weekend for the Mata’utia brothers, as he scored one of St Helens’ six tries in their 38-6 demolition of Hull FC.

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In the second game of the day, former Maroons back-rower Chris McQueen continued his fine start to the year with a brace of tries for Huddersfield Giants in their 26-12 win over Hull KR. Former Parramatta man Brad Takairangi grabbed one of Rovers’ consolation tries.

In the final game of the day, former NSW five-eighth Mitchell Pearce played a key role in Catalans Dragons’ narrow 24-22 win over Wakefield Trinity.

The final game of the weekend saw Super League new boys Toulouse Olympique get a hammering for the second straight week, as they went down 38-12 to Salford Red Devils. Former Eels and Knights winger Ken Sio was the star for the home side with four tries, while ex-Bulldog Tim Lafai touched down too.

Results:

Warrington Wolves 34-10 Castleford Tigers

Wigan Warriors 34-12 Leeds Rhinos

Hull FC 6-38 St Helens

Huddersfield Giants 26-12 Hull KR

Catalans Dragons 24-22 Wakefield Trinity

Salford Red Devils 38-12 Toulouse Olympique

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