Super League Best of Round 4: St Helens & Wakefield continue perfect start
By Sky Sports Rugby League
Last Updated: 05/03/18 9:29pm
The snow and ice are just some of the talking points on a round of fixtures that continued to shine for unbeaten pair St Helens and Wakefield.
Game of the round
The Friday night battle between Hull FC and Warrington Wolves was a stand-out ding-dong battle and not just because the fixture defied the best efforts of the Beast from the East to curtail it.
In Baltic conditions, both teams served up a real contest and one that featured a Warrington comeback that turned the tie into a real contest.
The drama was heightened by two sendings off and some cool as ice kicking by Marc Sneyd.
Player of the round
St Helens continued their perfect start to the Betfred Super League season thanks to an inspirational display from Australian full-back Ben Barba.
for Salford to handle as the former Cronulla star grabbed a double and had a hand in two others in a 34-2 victory.
Try of the round
Tom Davies final play touchdown in the corner for Wigan was a bit special in his side's 32-16 comeback victory over Widnes.
Wakefield overcame Huddersfield to register four successive Super League wins at the start of a season for the first time in the club's history. Their opening start underscores their billing as real contenders.
What were they thinking?
The stiff arm tackle of Warrington's Dec Patton on Hull FC's Bureta Faraimo was as reckless as it was unnecessary and similarly, the late headbutt of Hull FC's Liam Watts on Dom Crosby, both of which resulted in sending offs.
Lee Radford described the action as pathetic and that sums it up succinctly.
With the sporting landscape snow covered last week, a special mention must be made of Hull KR and Wakefield for efforts made to fulfil their Super League fixture, but most notably the wandering, icy journey made by Warrington Wolves on Friday.
They overcame closed motorways, train cancellations and blocked route-ways to make it to Hull via Manchester and then Leeds.
Unfortunately the pattern of the night didn't get any easier with Hull securing a 21-12 victory in plummeting temperatures.
The 2018 NRL season gets underway later this week and already its shaping as one of the most open in recent memory. The spread of talent means every club can harbour ambitions for success and the action gets underway on Thursday when the Dragons host the Broncos.