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Summary

  1. Full-time: Warrington 12-16 Leeds
  2. Hall scores twice as Leeds begin title defence with victory
  3. Full-time: Hull FC 38-12 Huddersfield
  4. Hull score five second-half tries to secure win

Live Reporting

By Steve Marshall

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight!

    Well, that's just about all we have for you from the opening night of Super League.

    It was a night when champions Leeds got their campaign off to a winning start at Warrington, while Fetuli Talanoa's hat-trick helped Hull FC come from behind to beat Huddersfield.

    There will be radio commentary of Friday's and Sunday's Super League games on the BBC Sport website, while our next live text commentary will be on the Wigan v Hull FC game in Australia a week on Saturday.

    Until then goodbye and thanks for your company.

  2. Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Ryan Hall

    Ryan Hall scores twice as champions Leeds Rhinos begin the defence of their Super League crown with victory at Warrington Wolves.

  3. Matt Newsum

    BBC Sport

    Hull FC's Fetuli Talanoa clebrates one of his three tries

    A Fetuli Talanoa hat-trick sees Hull FC come from behind to handsomely beat Huddersfield in their Super League opener.

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  4. Post update

    FT: Hull FC 38-12 Huddersfield; Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    If you want to read all about this evening's games in more detail and with further reaction, here are the two match reports.

  5. Post-match reaction

    FT: Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Warrington coach Steve Price on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra:

    "I thought their back five were the difference between the teams. We gave ourselves a chance, we showed a lot of good signs when it was 16-6.

    "As I've said all along, it's going to take a bit of time with some new combinations in key areas. It's a good starting point for us.

    "It was unfortunate losing Chris Hill, but it's good for him. I'm not quite sure what's happening, to be honest."

  6. Post-match reaction

    FT: Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Leeds try-scorer Ryan Hall told BBC Radio 5 live sports extra:

    "I rolled back the years a bit. It's been a couple of years since that came out.

    "It's always good to get a couple of tries under your belt, but the main thing is it was a great team performance."

    Ryan Hall
  7. Post-match reaction

    FT: Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Leeds coach Brian McDermott told Sky Sports:

    "It's great we've won and we had to fight through some tough periods but there's better to come from both teams.

    "It's a good start but there's more to come."

  8. 'They've got a knack of winning games'

    FT: Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Jon Wilkin

    St Helens forward on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Quote Message: Warrington's attack faltered, Leeds' defence prevailed. It's a great night for Callum Watkins, on his first night captaining Leeds, and they've got a knack of winning games - they've done just that again tonight.
    Warrington v Leeds
  9. Post-match reaction

    FT: Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Warrington full-back Stefan Ratchford told Sky Sports:

    "It's not the way we wanted to start the season. We've not done what we set out to do, which is disappointing.

    "All credit to Leeds, they're a quality side but for us it's back to the drawing board and we get on with it next week.

    "Last year was disappointing for the club and we've got to put things right this season.

    "We wanted to get off to a flying start but we've not done that unfortunately."

  10. Post-match reaction

    FT: Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Leeds centre Kallum Watkins told Sky Sports:

    "We had to dig deep in the second half. Full credit to Warrington, they were great tonight and made it hard for us.

    "I'm really proud of the boys, they worked hard tonight but there is plenty of work to do."

  11. Post-match reaction

    FT: Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Man of the match Jack Walker told Sky Sports:

    "We were outstanding tonight, everyone dug deep, especially defending our own line.

    "Even when times got tough the team was incredible and the work we've put in paid off tonight."

  12. Full time

    Hull FC 38-12 Huddersfield

    All over too at the KCOM Stadium.

    Huddersfield led at the break but five unanswered second-half tries, including a hat-trick from Fetuli Talanoa, ensured that it was Hull FC who start 2018 with a win.

  13. Full time

    Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Ben Westwood goes for glory, trying to burrow his way to the line.

    But the veteran forward is engulfed by numerous Leeds defenders who drive him backwards.

    The hooter goes and the champions start 2018 with a win.

  14. Post update

    Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    We're in for a grandstand finish. Leeds concede a penalty and with 15 seconds left, Warrington will have the ball 20m out.

  15. TRY Warrington 12-16 Leeds

    Tom Lineham, con Bryson Goodwin

    You know what I was saying?

    Jack Walker makes his first mistake of the night, spilling a spiraling kick near his own and Tom Lineham scores the simplest of tries.

    If that wasn't enough, Walker is left with a bloody nose for his trouble.

    Still, a glimmer of hope for Wire.

  16. Post update

    Warrington 6-16 Leeds

    Just over three minutes on the clock and Leeds hand the ball over to Warrington with the home side deep inside their own half.

    You can't see Wire scoring twice from here.

  17. Post update

    Warrington 6-16 Leeds

    Fabulous defence from Leeds once again!

    Jack Walker is only 18 but the full-back has been brilliant tonight and this time he shows amazing strength to hold up the powerful Ben Murdoch-Masila and prevent him from touching down.

    Not many will do that this season

  18. Post update

    Hull FC 38-12 Huddersfield

    Hull v Huddersfield

    Only minutes left at the KCOM Stadium where Hull FC are in complete control and headling for an opening night victory.

    Five second-half tries without reply helps!

  19. Post update

    Warrington 6-16 Leeds

    Is that Warrington's chance gone?

    Ben Murdoch-Masila bursts through a gap and feeds Ryan Atkins who looks certain to score.

    But as he looks to dive in the corner Jack Walker and Matt Parcell get across to push him out of play before he can get the ball down.

    Wouldn't he have been better going low?

  20. Post update

    Warrington 6-16 Leeds

    We're into the final 15 minutes at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and Leeds are strangling the life out of this game.

    Their defence is solid and they're working through their sets so Warrington are struggling for field position.

    As you can see, Warrington must also do without Chris Hill if they're to stage a late fightback.