June was a month that saw two victories and three defeats in Super League for the Wildcats with some excellent tries scored in the process.
Home victories over London Broncos and Hull FC were followed my two narrow losses at Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls before the 34-10 defeat in Perpignan rounded off the month.
With 132 points scored in June it was difficult to narrow the shortlist down to five tries for the Kitchens by Design Try of the Month. Fabulous attacking prowess made sifting through the tries a tough decision but the nominations are as follows:
A. Paul Aiton Vs Bradford Bulls
The hooker scored his first try in the Wildcats colours after Richard Mathers produced a terrific offload to find Kyle Amor who fed the ball to half-back Paul Sykes who put Ali Lauitiiti through a gap, sprinted 20 metres before passing inside for Paul Aiton to gallop clear from 40 metres out.
B. Ali Lauitiiti Vs London Broncos
The second-rower scored the third try in the victory over the Broncos and it was a special moment as the Kiwi steamrollered his way over the line, fending off and trampling over the defence of the Londoners.
C. Ben Cockayne Vs Leeds Rhinos
The wingers’ effort came on the back of a well flighted kick from Tim Smith who lofted the ball from right to left as Vince Mellars leapt higher than the Leeds defence to palm back to Lauitiiti and one handed pass to Cockayne was a fantastic piece of skill with the former Hull KR man finishing neatly.
D. Peter Fox Vs Hull FC
The Wildcats needed a boost going into half time against the black and whites as they were trailing 18-4 and they got that in the way of a length of the field try. Peter Fox ran in the second carry, making good progress before Cockayne’s scoot from dummy half set Smith free with the supporting Fox on the inside the half-back fed him to sprint 60 metres to score.
E. Ali Lauitiiti Vs Hull FC
Maybe the most important try of the month came from the five time Super League champion in the dying minutes against the Airlie Birds. The try proved to be the match winner as the in-form half-back partnership of Smith and Sykes combined to set Lauitiiti through a gap who then rounded full-back Matty Russell to score the crucial try which meant the Wildcats won 32-30 after trailing 30-10.
If you need to refresh your memory of the tries then watch them on Wildcats TV HERE.
It is clearly a difficult decision after a flurry of outstanding efforts and to vote for your favourite visit our Facebook poll by clicking HERE or simply Tweet @WTWildcatsRL with your vote for June’s Kitchens by Design Try of the Month.
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