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Wigan Warriors 23 Tries: Phelps 2, Colbon, Goulding Goals: Richards 3 Drop Goal: Richards
Leeds Rhinos 22 Tries: McGuire, Hall, Senior, Ellis Goals: Sinfield 2, Burrow
The Warriors dominated the first half and had a dream start when Cameron Philips scored two tires in the opening 10 minutes of the game. Liam Colbon added a third and what turned out to be crucial, Pat Richards kicked a drop goal just before the breaks as the hosts led 17-0.
Danny McGuire got Leeds on the scoreboard only for Darrell Goulding to put Wigan into a 23-6 lead after 59 minutes. However the Rhinos hit back and with tries from Ryan Hall, Keith Senior and Gareth Ellis they got to within in one point of the home-side.
There was late drama in the closing seconds of the game as Leeds were awarded a penalty 40 meters out. Rob Burrow missed the kick and Wigan took the game which for the first time this season dropped the Rhinos to second spot in the table.
Harlequins RL 0 Tries: Goals:
St Helens 54 Tries: Talau, Roby 2, Pryce, Clough, Gardner, Wilkin, Eastmond, Meli, Graham Goals: Long 6, Sculthorpe
St Helens ran in 10 tries as they thrashed Harlequins RL at the Twickenham Stoop.
The game as a contest was all over at half-time as the visitors took complete control of the game with tries from Willie Talau, James Roby, Leon Pryce and Paul Clough to lead 22-0. Leon Pryce was the star of the show as he repeatedly broke the Quins defence.