Wolves remain winless, Widnes fight back to earn draw at Catalans


Warrington Wolves' miserable start to the Super League season continued on Saturday as they slumped to a 24-14 defeat at Salford Red Devils.

Although Tony Smith's men impressed in a thrilling World Club Series victory over Brisbane Broncos last month, the 2016 Grand Final runners-up have begun the domestic campaign with three straight defeats.

Junior Sa'u and Michael Dobson were the architects of Warrington's latest troubles, the former scoring two tries as Salford earned a deserved win.

The Wolves came from behind on three occasions at the AJ Bell Stadium, but were eventually beaten as Sa'u gathered a Dobson grubber kick to claim the match-winning score, either side of two late penalties from former Warrington back Gareth O'Brien.

Warrington are the only team still seeking a point in 2017 after Widnes Vikings produced a gutsy fightback to draw 14-14 with Catalans Dragons on a mudbath in Perpignan.

Catalans eased into a 14-0 lead, Richie Myler providing the highlight of the game with a stunning individual score. The half-back hacked a loose ball forward with his left foot from inside his own half, before twice kicking on with his right boot as he remained clear of chasing defenders before finally using his hands to ground the ball.

However, Patrick Ah Van's touchdown gave Widnes a lifeline, before Tom Olbison and Rhys Hanbury crossed in the second half - the latter failing to convert his own late try with the scores level.