#ORIGIN | Rick's weekly column looks at whether the dead rubber's worth the hassle - and if it is, w...
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Wigan Warriors 38 Tries: Higham, Richards, Tomkins, Hock, Goulding 2, Leuluai Goals: Richards 5 Harlequins RL 20 Tries: McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Clubb 2, Mbu Goals: Paul 2 Att: 11,453 Wigan Warriors recovered from a stuttering start to overcome Harlequins RL at the JJB Stadium. Played in very damp conditions Micky Higham got the Warriors off to the perfect start with the opening try of the game. Quins hit back at led by ex Kangaroo Scott Hill, they took a 16-6 lead with tries from Louis McCarthy-Scarbrook, Tony Clubb and Joe Mbu. But just before the break Wigan hit the visitors with two quick-fire tries from Pat Richards and Joel Tomkins to lead 18-16. Minutes into the second half Gareth Hock extended the home-sides lead. Darrell Goulding helped himself to a brace and ex Quins scrum-half Thomas Leuluai scored another as the Warriors took a 38-16 lead. Tony Clubb did mange a late consolation for the Londoners but it was not enough as Wigan ran our comfortable winners.
Leeds Rhinos 18 Tries: Smith, Webb, Diskin Goals: Smith 3 Castleford Tigers 12 Tries: Owen, Westerman Goals: Huby 2 Att: 17,619 Understrength Leeds Rhinos came from behind to edge out Castleford Tigers at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. The Rhinos came into this game missing fourteen players due to international call ups and injuries, fielded 13 players from their own academy and played Brent Webb at scrum-half. Castleford dominated the first half and only had a Richard Owen try to show for it after they bombed at least three tries. Joe Westerman made it 10-0 just after the break as the Tigers looked to have control of the game. However, Leeds roared back and with tries from Lee Smith, Brent Webb ,Matt Diskin and three goals from Smith, they came back to snatch the game and end their two game loosing run to remain top of the engage Super League table.
Bradford Bulls 40 Tries: Solomona, Sykes 2, Hape, Finnigan, Harris, Platt Goals: Harris 6 Hull KR 20 Tries: Dobson, Fox, Cooke, Cockayne Goals: Cooke 2 Att: 9,741 Bradford Bulls got the better of Hull KR with an emphatic win at the Grattan Stadium Odsal. David Solomona got Bradford off to the best possible start with an early try. Rovers hit back in style and took the lead with three quick-fire tries from England winger Peter Fox, Paul Cooke and ex Raider Michael Dobson. However the Bulls punished the visitors