Super League round-up: Castleford take spoils, Wigan and Leeds lose again, Faraimo hat-trick

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There were plenty of tries scored in round 17 of Super League.

Wigan Warriors suffered their third loss on the bounce against a very impressive Wakefield Trinity side on Thursday. Chris Chester’s Trinity ran-out 32-16 winners at the Mobile Rocket Stadium. Wakefield’s pack looked solid and David Fifita was the star player.

Adam Milner played a starring role to guide Castleford Tigers to a crucial 34-30 win over Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night.

St Helens extended their lead at the top of the Super League table with a convincing 26-4 victory over Hull KR at the Totally Wicked Stadium. Ben Barba crossed for two tries, while James Roby registered his 100th try. Saints are now six points clear of second-placed Wigan.

Huddersfield Giants bounced back from their Challenge Cup exit as Simon Woolford claimed his first win as Giants boss. They beat rivals Leeds Rhinos 25-18 at Emerald Headingley. The Rhinos have now lost their last four games in Super League. Young Huddersfield half-back Olly Russell performed brilliantly.

A hat-trick from Bureta Faraimo helped Hull FC thrash Salford Red Devils 45-14 at the KCOM Stadium. FC were 37-0 up at half-time and the Red Devils have now lost their last six games.

It wasn’t a dream first game in charge for Widnes Vikings interim coach Francis Cummins. The Vikings lost 32-12 to Catalans Dragons at the Stade Gilbert Brutus on Saturday. France international Tony Gigot put in a stellar display.

Saints are now six points clear at the top of the table, while the Warriors, Wolves and Tigers are in the top four. The Vikings sit bottom with just six points.

Super League round 17 results:

Wakefield Trinity 32-16 Wigan Warriors

Warrington Wolves 30-34 Castleford Tigers

St Helens 26-4 Hull Kingston Rovers

Leeds Rhinos 18-25 Huddersfield Giants

Hull FC 45-14 Salford Red Devils

Catalans Dragons 32-12 Widnes Vikings