There were a couple of very tight affairs in round 13 of Super League.
Ben Barba scored a hat-trick to help St Helens run in 11 tries and seal an impressive 60-10 win over Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium. He was forced to leave the field on a stretcher in the latter stages of the game, but was cleared of serious injury after being taken to hospital with a neck problem.
Wigan came from 14 points behind to pull off a great comeback and win 32-24 against Widnes at the Halton Stadium. The Vikings led 18-4 at the break, but the Warriors put in a clinical second half display.
Warrington Wolves extended their winning run to eight games with a comfortable 38-4 triumph over Super League strugglers Huddersfield Giants at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Josh Charnley scored a hat-trick to take his tally up to 10 tries in just six games since his return to rugby league.
Castleford Tigers beat Wakefield Trinity with a hard-fought 24-4 win to edge them back into the top four. The scoreline didn’t really reflect the game itself because Wakefield competed for most parts. Castleford have now won the last ten West Yorkshire derbies.
A drop-goal from Tony Gigot saw Catalans Dragons move off the bottom of the Super League table with a dramatic 25-24 win over Hull FC in Perpignan. Josh Drinkwater made his debut for the Dragons and picked up the man-of-the-match award.
Ryan Hall’s try in the second half proved to be the difference as Leeds Rhinos narrowly won 20-18 against a strong and determined Hull Kingston Rovers side at KCOM Craven Park. It was an entertaining contest and a spirited effort from Rovers.
Super League round 13 results:
Salford Red Devils 10-60 St Helens
Widnes Vikings 24-32 Wigan Warriors
Warrington Wolves 38-4 Huddersfield Giants
Castleford Tigers 24-4 Wakefield Trinity
Catalans Dragons 25-24 Hull FC
Hull Kingston Rovers 18-20 Leeds Rhinos