St Helens

Roosters see off St Helens

The back-to-back NRL champions defeated Wigan Warriors in the 2019 one-off fixture and, despite falling behind against Saints on Saturday, once again came out on top against their Super League counterparts.

Luke Thompson – who will head to Australia after the season to join the Canterbury Bulldogs – opened the scoring when he crashed over from Theo Fages' pass for a converted try.

The Dragons roared back, however, with Daniel Tupou hanging on to a low pass by his boots before waltzing over the line on his side's left flank.

Broncos stun Saints

Saints, who had lost just once in the league prior to Sunday's trip which pitted top against bottom, forced the additional time thanks to Regan Grace's dramatic last-gasp try.

But man of the match Smith showed great composure to land the winning kick when the Broncos took a couple of tackles after a knock-on from Saints to set up the winning moment.

There was no sign of what was to come when tries from skipper James Roby and Luke Thompson helped Saints to a 12-0 lead after 10 minutes.

Powell: We were embarrassing

England centre Mark Percival scored a hat-trick and Australian full-back Ben Barba produced a man-of-the-match display as Saints ran in eight tries to one to reduce the 2017 league leaders to a rabble.

"Saints played very well and put us under a fair bit of pressure but I thought we were pretty embarrassing to be honest," Powell told Sky Sports.

"We consistently lost the ruck area and Saints ended up pulling us apart on the back of that.