engage Super League rd 26 Review

Leeds Rhinos 6 Tries: Ablett Goal: Sinfield

Hull FC 17 Tries: Godwin, Raynor 2 Goals: Tickle 2 Drop Goal: Head

Att: 17,424

Hull FC got back to winning ways by denying the Leeds Rhinos the League Leaders Shield at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

In a tight first quarter of the game both sides made several handling errors until Carl Ablett scored the first try. Hull hit back with two quick-fire tries from Wayne Godwin and Gareth Raynor to lead 10- 6 at the break.

Leeds fought hard but a Danny Tickle goal, Mathew Head's drop goal and Raynor's second try, in the last minute gave the Black and Whites the win.

The Rhinos must now beat Wakefield in next weeks final round of the regular season to guarantee second spot.

St Helens 36 Tries: Gilmour, Meli 3, Gardner, Roby, Pryce Goals: Wellens 4

Warrington Wolves 16 Tries: Penny, Martin Gleeson Goals: Briers 4

Att: 11,746 St Helens retained the Super League leaders' shield after a comfortable win over Warrington Wolves, combined with Hull's victory over Leeds. Francis Meli went over for a hat-trick of tries for the impressive Saints.

Two Lee Briers goals gave the Wolves an early lead but it was one-way traffic after that and their cause was not helped when Adrian Morley was sent off.

Lee Gilmour, Ade Gardner, James Roby and Leon Pryce also went over with Paul Wellens kicking four goals as the Saints finished top for the third successive season.

Harlequins RL 22 Tries: Sheriffe 2, L McCarthy-Scarsbrook, J Rinaldi Goals: Sykes 3

Salford City Reds 16 Tries: L Dorn, J Wilshere, R Barnett Goals: D Hodgson, J Wilshere

Att: 2,347

Harlequins RL kept alive their slim play-off hopes by seeing off Salford City Reds at Twickenham Stoop.

Rikki Sheriffe scored a brace, Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Julien Rinaldi also crossed for the hosts, with Paul Sykes kicking three goals. Salford, who were level at 10-10 at the break, scored three tries through Luke Dorn, John Wilshere and Richie Barnett. But despite a goal each from David Hodgson and Wilshere, the relegated Reds were unable to prevent their 19th defeat of the season.

Bradford Bulls 40 Tries: Harris, Morrison, Newton, Vagana, Solomona, Halley, McAvoy Goals: Harris 6

Catalans Dragons 8 Tries: Fellous Goals: Jones 2

Att: 9,350

Bradford Bulls eased past Catalans Dragons at the Grattan Stadium Odsal to boost their slim hopes of securing second spot in the Super League table. Adel Fellous had handed the Dragons the early lead but tries from Terry Newton and Glenn Morrison turned it around as the Bulls lead 12-8 at the break.

It was one way traffic n the second half. Iestyn Harris went on to score 16 points, with further tries from Newton, Joe Vagana, David Solomona, Dave Halley and Nathan McAvoy sealing an easy win.

It means the Bulls must beat Hull and hope Leeds lose to Wakefield next week, to claim second spot.

Hull KR 24 Tries: Welham, Lovegrove, Murrell, Bauer, Morrison Goals: Lennon 2

Wigan Warriors 40 Tries: Calderwood, Prescott, Vaealiki, Goulding, Colbon 2, Leuluai Goals: Richards 6

Att: 7,370

Wigan gave their play-off hopes a boost as they leapfrogged Warrington into the top six after seeing off Hull KR at Craven Park.

Liam Colbon scored two tries while Mark Calderwood, Paul Prescott, David Vaealiki, Darrell Goulding and Thomas Leuluai also crossed from the Warriors. Pat Richards also kicked six goals.

Rovers replied through Kris Welham, Rhys Lovegrove, Scott Murrell, Andreas Bauer and Iain Morrison, with Mark Lennon kicking two goals.

Wigan still needs to win at bitter rivals St Helens on Friday to ensure a play-off place.

Huddersfield Giants 24 Tries: Wild, Reilly, Lolesi 2 Goals: Thorman 4 Wakefield Wildcats 22 Tries: White, Demetriou 2 Goals: Rooney 5

Att: 7,066

Huddersfield edged past Wakefield Wildcats at the Galpharm Stadium thriller to seal their first appearance in the engage Super League play-offs.

The hosts came back from a 22-12 deficit to secure a ninth consecutive win over Wakefield.

The visitors had try scorers in Paul White and a Jason Demetriou brace, plus five goals from Jamie Rooney.

But scores from Stephen Wild, Paul Reilly and a double for Jamaal Lolesi, plus Chris Thorman's four goals were enough for the Giants to clinch victory, who have a chance of finishing as high as fourth if the results go their way next week.

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