Discussion in 'English Super League' started by Foreign Legion, Nov 20, 2018.
Double digit carries as well, the kid is a machine.
So you not only cheat the SC, you are now using AI to win games!!!
Find the rule that says AI can't play in the forward pack.
Coote is far too good for this comp
Saints straight to the GF after putting Wigan to the sword 40-10. Next week sees Wigan host Salford for the right to join St Helens at Old Trafford.
Only flaw in this is that next weeks fixture was last week's fixture. Five team playoff seemed good on paper but not in practice.
It’s still good in my opinion. Will a possibly demoralised losing team be able to lift themselves to take on a team coming off a comprehensive win? I can see Salford winning this one.
Will there be more at the Toronto final than the super League GF qualifier? Certainly looks a diabolical crowd at Wigan and that's with Salford selling 3500 odd tickets. Couldn't be many more Wigan fans from the TV angles I have seen
Salford all but into next week's GF
Wigan 4 v Salford 28.
Yay someone different finally
Well played Salford. Enjoy the GF.
Can't believe I'd ever be happy for Jackson Hastings but f**k me he deserves this. Man possessed. The way he ripped and teared in defence was the real highlight for mine.
Trent Barrett take a bow you complete f**king moron.
Maybe the Wigan fans were taking it for granted that they were going to appear in the Grand Final, big turn around for the Red Devils after getting thrashed by Wigan earlier in the season, Bravo Salford.
Salford will play in the Super League Grand Final for the first time in their history after they defeated Wigan 28-4 at the DW Stadium.
The Red Devils will meet St Helens at Old Trafford next Saturday.
Wigan and Salford both named unchanged sides to the ones from last week’s matches against St Helens and Castleford.
Krisnan Inu notched three penalty goals for the Red Devils in the first half while Gil Dudson went over for the first try to give the visitors a 12-0 lead at half-time.
Joey Lussick and Lee Mossop put the game out of reach for Wigan by the hour mark, while Bevan French scored a consolation try for the Warriors late on. Salford finished 28-4 winners and they will meet St Helens at Old Trafford next weekend.
Three talking points
Salford reach Grand Final
The Red Devils have reached the Super League Grand Final for the first time ever. They will only have to make a short coach journey from their AJ Bell Stadium home to Old Trafford, with the two grounds only being a couple of miles apart.
To say Salford have defied the odds in 2019 would be an almighty understatement. They have one of – if not – the lowest budget in the competition and they don’t have half the resources that others have.
Salford’s pack has been incredible all year. Wales international Dudson has been one of the shrewdest signings of the season and every Salford player fought hard for each other.
Bridge too far for Wigan
It was a sensational second half of the season from the Warriors. They did remarkably well to climb from being seventh to finish second in the regular season.
However, they have looked out of sorts in the last two matches against St Helens and Salford. They’ve lacked aggression through the middle that we are so used to seeing from Wigan outfits.
It’s been a strange season for the Warriors, with them having to overcome the Shaun Edwards saga earlier in the year. They were second best all game against Salford and the play-offs proved to be a bridge too far for the Warriors this year.
Watson for Coach of the Year
The inaugural Super League Awards takes place at the Lowry on Sunday night, where we will find out who has been named Super League Coach of the Year.
It has got to be Watson, hasn’t it? London’s Danny Ward, St Helens’ Justin Holbrook and Warrington’s Steve Price have done good jobs this year – but what Watson has done has been utterly magnificent.
He only has a couple of people on his backroom staff but you can tell they are a tight bunch. Watson has very limited resources and he deserves a lot of recognition with the award.
Line-ups and player ratings
Wigan: Hardaker (7); Marshall (6), Hankinson (5), Gildart (6), Burgess (6); Williams (6), Leuluai (5); Flower (6), Powell (5), Partington (6), Isa (5), Farrell (5), O’Loughlin (6). Subs: Clubb (5), Byrne (5), Smithies (6), French (7).
Tries: French Goals: Hardaker 0/1
Salford: Evalds (8); Sio (7), Welham (7), Bibby (8), Inu (8); Lolohea (7), Hastings (8); Mossop (8), Tomkins (7), Dudson (8), Jones (8), Griffin (7), McCarthy (7). Subs: Lussick (8), Flanagan (7), Walker (7), Burke (7).
Tries: Dudson, Lussick, Mossop Goals: Inu 8/8
It was some performance from the Red Devils. It was a near perfect display from Watson’s side and their will to win the game for one another was fantastic to see.
Wigan have been disappointing in the last two matches and they will be very frustrated with themselves. However, we need to think about how far they have come over the course of the season.
Jackson Hastings is a top bloke and has been a breath of fresh air in Super League so far. He has a connection with the fans like not many other players do.
I hope Salford's path to the Grand Final can re-invigorate Welsh Rugby League, who would have thought that 2 ex Celtic Crusaders in Ben Flower and Gil Dudson would face off in the GF Qualifier and then there's the Salford coach in Watson being Welsh along with several other Red Devils players.
Well done Salford, giving all us cellar dwellers hope of a brighter tomorrow!
Good on salford...glad they've done it without knobrash..
Just under 10000 is shocking crowd.
Isn't the championship great. A semi in Toulouse one week and a final in Toronto the next. Definitely positives in performance of Salford and hopefully now Toronto to close out the playoff final as well.
Fair play to Featherstone they have had a quick turnaround and beyond normal travel and are putting up a good fight here
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