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St Helens and Hull FC got back to winning ways with victories over Halifax and Castleford Tigers on Friday night, while Leeds Rhinos remain at the top of the Tetley's Rugby Super League table following a 48-12 defeat of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Saints had picked up just three points from their last six games, but were comfortable 58-2 winners against the basement side Halifax at Knowsley Road.
Following an early penalty to Halifax's Liam Finn, Saints ran in ten tries, with Paul Sculthorpe grabbing four in the second half and Sean Long grabbing 22 points from a try and nine goals.
Hull saw hooker Dean Treister grab two tries as they defeated Castleford 22-14 at The KC Stadium, but it was only a late try to Paul King which sealed the win.
Castleford had come from 16-4 down to within two points, and could have snatched a point in a tense finish to a compelling game.
Leaders Leeds Rhinos recovered from a 12-0 deficit at Belle Vue to win 48-12 against Wakefield.
Colum Halpenny and David March had crossed for the Wildcats but Rob Burrow and Mark Calderwood both touched down twice as they scored nine tries.