Leigh Leopards beat Wakefield with 12 men to continue their strong start in the Super League return as St Helens and Hull FC also pick up wins on day two of Magic Weekend at St James’ Park
- Leigh moved up to fourth in the table after beating Wakefield winless 30-4
- Lachlan Lam scored two tries as the Leopards picked up seven wins on the spin
- St Helens beat Huddersfield 48-6, while Hull beat Warrington 30-18
Leigh head coach Adrian Lam has expressed pride in his players after his 12-man side beat winless Wakefield 30-4 at Magic Weekend in Newcastle.
Lachlan Lam scored two tries as Leigh extended his winning streak to seven games in all competitions and moved up to fourth in the Super League.
But they were forced to make it one player for most of the game after Ben Reynolds was sent off in the 26th minute for hitting David Fifita.
At one point Leigh was down to 11 men when Tom Nisbet was sent off sin bin 10 minutes before the break and Lam described his side’s defense during that time as “incredible”.
“You can plan the whole week on the opposition, but when you go down to 12 men for 60 minutes, it completely changes,” Lam said.
Leigh Leopards continued their excellent Super League comeback with victory over Wakefield
Edwin Pape to score as Leigh beats Wakefield 30-4 at Newcastle’s St James’ Park
“Up to 11 men with the last 10 minutes before half-time where we defended our line, I thought that was a really special moment for us as a club.”
In Sunday’s other Magic Weekend games, Tommy Makinson scored four tries and racked up 28 points as St Helens beat Huddersfield 48-6 to make their usual late push for Super League glory.
The defending champions move into the last play-off spot in sixth, level on points with Hull KR who have played one game more.
And Josh Griffin’s hat-trick saw Hull battle 12-6 down at half-time to beat Warrington 30-18, keeping them within four points of the play-off places.
Tommy Makinson scored four tries as St Helens beat Huddersfield at Magic Weekend