As you were at the top…

The engage Super League table changed very little this weekend, with only four teams moving up or down.nnThe top five remained unchanged, with Leeds, St Helens, Les Catalans, Wigan and Bradford all holding on to their respective positions.nnThe bottom of the table also maintained a familiar look, with Castleford, Hull FC and Huddersfield all staying put.nnLeeds ran close to suffering only their third defeat under Brian McLennan on Friday night. They trailed 18-4 at half-time, but managed to reverse the deficit and see off a spirited Hull FC side 36-22 and keep their six-point cushion at the top.nnFC, who have looked rejuvenated since the appointment of John Agar as head coach, could still mount a play-off challenge, as they sit five points behind play-off contenders Harlequins, but would require a huge effort to find a decent run of wins and surge up the Super League table.nnSt Helens kept up the pace at the top, too, with a convincing 52-10 win over Hull KR on Friday night. Daniel Anderson’s men ran in nine tries in a completely different encounter to the Challenge Cup Quarter-Final between the two sides last weekend.nnLes Catalans continued their remarkable season with yet another shock win on Sunday. They’ve already registered a last-gasp win at the JJB Stadium this season, and this weekend it was Bradford who were left reeling from the French revolution.nnMick Potter’s outfit have won five from six, with a 28-10 loss at St Helens the only recent blot on their copybook. It’s no wonder Potter has been chosen as the man to replace Anderson at Knowsley Road next season.nnMeanwhile, Bradford’s season goes from bad to worse. They’ve picked up just two wins from six, and Chris McNamara has even admitted he could be next in the firing line of coaches to be sacked.nnOn Saturday night, Castleford fell victim to their third derby defeat of the season, as an inspirational Danny Brough performance, in which he scored half his team’s points, fired Wakefield to a 32-16 victory.nnThe result takes John Kear’s side level on 16 points with Bradford and Warrington, with only points difference keeping them out the play-off places. Meanwhile, Castleford stay rooted to the bottom of the table, three points adrift of Huddersfield and Hull FC on nine points.nnJames Lowes got off to a winning start as interim head coach at Warrington, with an impressive 40-24 at the Twickenham Stoop against Harlequins. The win propelled them up to sixth in the table, while Harlequins dropped down to ninth.nnWigan stayed in fourth place, three points behind Les Catalans, after pitch work at the JJB Stadium gave them and Huddersfield a week off. Huddersfield stayed in tenth place, with their trip to the JJB Stadium rescheduled for Friday July 25th.nnWith the halfway point of the season now behind Super League‘s twelve teams, things are starting to hot up in the race for the play-offs. More of the same, please.

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