The 2021 rugby league preseason got underway last weekend. News Images covered three games. St Helens vs Leigh Centurions, Hull KR vs Castleford Tigers and Salford Red Devils vs Wigan Warriors .
Tommy Makinson's testimonial was played on Saturday as Saints took on Super Leagues newbies Leigh Centurions. Leigh rode out 24-25 winners after a late drop goal from Ryan Brierley.
Photo: Richard Long/News Images - Tommy Makinson of St Helens scores to make it 16-6
Tries: Naiqama (22), Thompson (35), Makinson (40, 79)
Conversions: Makinson (4)
Tries: Ellis (12), Russell (48), Sidlow (58), Brierley (64)
Conversions: Ellis (4)
Drop Goals: Brierley (80)
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Hull KR vs Castleford Tigers
Adam Milner's testimonial was played at Hull College Craven Park. This really was a game of two half even though Cas ran out 20-30 winners.
Photo: Mark Cosgrove/News Images - Nathan Massey of Castleford Tigers congratulates Adam Milner of Castleford Tigers on winning his testimonial game with Hull KR 20-30
Tries: Litten, Kenny-Dowall, Quinlan, Lawler
Conversions: Abdull (2/4)
Tries: Trueman (2), Evalds, Shenton (2)
Conversions: O’Brien (5/5)
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Salford Red Devils vs Wigan Warriors
The Cherry and Whites of Wigan lost to the Red Devils 20-6 with the home team on the scoring sheet first with a try from Kallum Watkins.
Photo: Simon Whitehead/News Images - Kallum Watkins of Salford Red Devils goes over for a try to make it 4-0
Tries: Watkins (21), Sio (31), Escare (64)
Goals: Inu (2)
Try: Powell (27)
Goals: Hardaker (1)
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