It’s good to have Super League back and what a weekend of great rugby league we had.
St Helens kicked of their season with a hard fought match against the Leeds Rhinos. The Saints taking home the win with a 6-4.
Friday night saw the Castleford Tigers stamp their dominance on the league with a convincing victory over Super League newcomers the Leigh Centurions with a 44-16 win.
The Huddersfield Giants also kicked their season off with a win taking care of business against the Widnes Vikings in a 16-28 away victory.
The upset of the weekend was the Catalan Dragons getting a home win against Warrington. The Dragons were able to hold off a late charge from the Wolves to take the points with a 20-12 victory to start the season.
The other match on Saturday saw the 2016 Super League Champions Wigan Warriors start their 2017 title defence in the right way holding off a late fight back from the Salford Devils, winning 16-26.
The final match of Round 1 saw Hull FC come from behind in a victory over Wakefield in the final 10 minutes. In what was a game full of penalties. Hull FC 6-12 victory.
The 5th Tackles Round 1 Dream Team
1 Full Back: Rhys Hanbury (Widnes)
1 Try, 6 Tackle Busts, 13 carries, 70 metres, 2 goals
2 Wing: Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield)
2 Tries, 1 Tackle Busts, 15 carries, 131 metres
3 Centre: Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield)
1 Try, 2 Try Assists, 36 Tackles, 3 Tackle Busts, 13 Carries, 78 Metres
4 Centre: Oliver Gildart (Wigan)
Two Tries, 12 Tackles, 1 Tackle Busts, 16 Carries, 128 metres
5 Wing: Greg Minikin (Castleford)
2 Tries, 10 Carries, 72 Metres
6 Stand-off: Theo Fages (St Helens
1 Try, 42 Tackles, 5 Attacking Kicks, 1 Clean Break
7 Scrum-Half: Luke Gale (Castleford)
Two Tries, 6 Attacking Kicks, 8 Goals
8 Prop: Sam Moa (Catalan)
16 Tackles, 10 Carries, 74 Metres
9 Hooker: Daryl Clark (Warrington)
46 Tackles, 9 Carries, 102 metres, 8 Dummy-Half Runs
10 Prop: Lee Mossop (Salford)
26 Tackles, 11 Carries, 94 Metres
11 Second-Row: Joel Tomkins (Wigan)
1 Try, 19 Tackles, 9 Carries, 58 Metres
12 Second-Row: Jon Wilkin (St Helens)
1 Try Assist, 60 Tackles, 8 Carries, 38 Metres
13 Loose-Forward: Greg Bird (Catalans)
1 Try, 25 Tackles, 3 Tackle Busts, 23 Carries, 168 Metres