Pirates/WA Alumni Wrap 04/05/18

Cory Patterson of Toronto Wolfpack runs the length of the pitch to score

English Championship

Cory Paterson made a sensation return to action last Sunday, grabbing a double for the Toronto Wolfpack after missing the last three months through injury.

The former Western Reds and South Perth Lions star hadn’t played since February due to a torn tendon in his finger and ligaments in his wrist but made a successful return to action in Toronto’s 40-10 win over Halifax.

Super League

Adam Quinlan couldn’t back up his hat-trick hero performance from a fortnight ago as Hull KR fell to a 20-18 loss to the Leeds Rhinos.

Despite leading 18-12 at the main break, Hull slipped to their first loss in four games.

Bryson Goodwin started in the centres and kicked a goal as the Warrington Wolves secured a comfortable 38-4 win over Huddersfield over the weekend.


Kalyn Ponga produced the winning try assist as the Newcastle Knights claimed an 18-12 win over the Manly Sea Eagles last weekend.

Despite being stripped of kicking duties after a horror 1/5 showing a fortnight ago, Ponga was at his attacking best to guide the Mitchell Pearce-less Knights to a strong win.

Intrust Super Cup

Jordan Pereira couldn’t do anything to prevent the St George Illawarra Dragons falling to a 30-6 loss to the Penrith Panthers in the Intrust Super Cup. The former Willagee Bear started on the wing, and will again line up in the same position when his side host the Western Suburbs Magpies this weekend.

Josh Rogers guided the Burleigh Bears to a second straight victory with a 34-18 win over the Papua New Guinea Hunters.

The former North Beach Sea Eagles playmaker will again line up in the halves against the Townsville Blackhawks.

SG Ball Cup

Jackson Topine started in the second row and helped guide the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs to the SG Ball Cup Final with a 32-28 win over the Sydney Roosters.

Topine, a former Pirate and WA State captain will be desperate to take out the title when his side faces the Penrith Panthers on Saturday.