Sandow on song for Wolves in routine win


Warrington Wolves continued their perfect start to the new Super League season with a routine 34-16 over Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Tony Smith's side were far from their best in the match - which was preceded by a tribute to Warrington-based band Viola Beach, who were killed along with their manager in a car accident in Sweden this month.

But the Wolves were still able to run in six tries in a comfortable victory, the first of two from Chris Sandow the pick of the bunch as the half-back collected his own chip over the top to score.

Stand-off Kurt Gidley also scored a four-pointer and kicked five conversions, although he was later brought off with what was later revealed to be a concussion that will likely see him miss next Thursday's game with Salford Red Devils.

Tom Lineham also came off with an apparent facial injury as Wolves coach Smith got the better of older brother Brian.

In Friday's other game, St Helens produced an excellent second-half performance to come from behind to beat Hull KR 31-22.

Having this week sacked coach Chris Chester, Hull KR led 16-10 at the end of a first half that saw Travis Burns and James Green sent to the sin bin after coming to blows in the 31st minute.

But caretaker coach Willie Poching's side surrendered their advantage as Matty Dawson, Jon Wilkin and Atelea Vea all crossed for St Helens in the second half as they ended an eight-match winless streak at Hull KR and bounced back from successive heavy defeats to Salford and Sydney Roosters.