Ex-Raider Williams fires Warrington in SL

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Former Canberra playmaker George Williams has teased Wigan fans after crossing for the decisive try in Warrington's 10-6 Super League win over the Warriors in their Magic Weekend clash at Newcastle.

After earning a mid-season Raiders release citing homesickness, Williams knocked back a chance to return to Wigan and linked with the Wolves instead under Australian coach Steve Price.

The decision came back to haunt the Warriors at St James' Park on Sunday when the 26-year-old crossed to make it 8-0 before kicking the ball into the stands and putting his hand to his ear in a cheeky dig at Wigan fans.

"He's a strong defender, he's played in big games and understands what it looks like and what it takes," Price said of Williams.

"He's the ultimate professional. He works really hard and he's diligent in his game and in his preparation.

"He's only going to get better the more games he plays."

Meanwhile, Wakefield continued their late season revival under caretaker coach Willie Poching with a 32-18 win over Huddersfield.

Trinity made it four wins out of five games since the sacking of Chris Chester.

And Hull KR boosted their Super League play-off prospects with a 44-6 win over relegated Leigh to bring the curtain down on Magic Weekend.

The Robins ran in eight tries to one to end a three game losing streak in front of a second-day attendance of 25,762.

That took the crowd aggregate to 60,866, which surpassed the total at Anfield in 2019 and justified Super League's decision to take the annual two-day event back to Newcastle.

Hull KR will now go into Saturday's home game against Castleford knowing victory would be enough to help them leapfrog their opponents into sixth place.

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