engage Super League Round Up

St Helens 46 Huddersfield Giants 16

St Helens had no trouble extending their winning run to 12 matches on Sunday with a 46-16 victory over Huddersfield on Sunday.

The win came despite six of their players doubling up from England's triumph in France on Friday. Paul Wellens, Ade Gardner and James Graham were in the starting line-up with Jon Wilkin, James Roby and Maurie Fa'asavalu on the bench.

The hosts ran in nine tries, including two from Fa'asavalu, to pile on the problems for Huddersfield, still looking for a coach after Jon Sharp's sacking.

Willie Talau (2), Roby, Keiron Cunningham, Gardner, Francis Meli and Sean Long also crossed for Saints.

Leeds Rhinos 18 Castleford Tigers 12

Leeds shrugged off the absence of 14 players to beat Castleford 18-12 on Saturday.

It was a sensational fightback from the Rhinos as three second-half tries gave them saw them hit back to claim the points against the league's bottom club.

Castleford exploited the absence of key men such Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock, Gareth Ellis, Keith Senior Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow - all of whom were instrumental in England's 56-8 victory in Toulouse - to open the scoring after 20 minutes through Richard Owen.

Castleford teenager Joe Westerman then touched down six minutes into the second half to put the Tigers 10-0 ahead.

But the spirited Rhinos dug deep thereafter to claim tries from Lee Smith, Brent Webb and Matt Diskin to avoid a third successive defeat and avenge their 38-20 defeat at the hands of the Tigers at the Jungle in March.

Bradford Bulls 40 Hull KR 20

Also on Sunday, Shontayne Hape marked his farewell appearance for Bradford with a try just before half-time as the Bulls produced a seven-try romp to beat Hull KR 40-20 and climb up to fifth place.

Hape, who enjoyed a devastating partnership with fellow rugby union convert Lesley Vainikolo during the majority of his six-year stint at Bradford, joins Bath next month.

It was the New Zealander's 85th try in 136 appearances for the Bulls and an appropriate way for the fans favourite to sign off his Odsal career.

Paul Sykes (2), Michael Platt, Simon Finnigan, Iestyn Harris and David Solomona also touched down for the Bulls, while Rovers' tries were supplied by Ben Cockayne, Paul Cooke, England new boy Peter Fox and Michael Dobson.

Hull FC 22 Warrington Wolves 24

In the day's other game, Chris Hicks slotted an injury-time conversion to hand Warrington a thrilling 24-22 victory over Hull at the KC Stadium.

The full-back held his nerve to convert Matt King's try just five metres in from the touchline and ensure his side's revival under James Lowes continued.

It was tough on Richard Agar's Hull side, who had looked to have kept their frail hopes of reaching the play-offs alive with a 74th-minute try from Kirk Yeaman that appeared to have ended Warrington's resistance.

But the much-maligned King - cited by many as a failure since his switch from Melbourne - eventually made his class tell late on when he overpowered the wing-centre partnership of Tom Briscoe and Jodie Broughton, the two students who had manfully kept him quiet all game.

Kevin Penny (2) and Lee Briers also crossed for the Wolves, while Broughton and Shaun Berrigan (2) were Hull's other tryscorers.

Wigan Warriors 38 Harlequins 20

On Friday, four tries in the space of 10 minutes either side of half-time helped Wigan to a morale-boosting 38-20 victory over Harlequins at the JJB Stadium.

With much of the attention in the rugby league world focused on Toulouse, the Warriors trailed 16-6 before Pat Richards and Joel Tomkins added to Mickey Higham's early touchdown to edge them in front at half-time.

Quins were good value for their 10-point lead thanks to tries from Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Joe Mbu and Tony Clubb, but were unable to find a response and Wigan ran in further tries in the second half from Gareth Hock, Darrell Goulding (2) and Thomas Leuluai, before Clubb added a second of his own with five minutes remaining.

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