Highlights and analysis from the Super League. Wakefield v Castleford, St Helens v Hull FC, Salford v Leeds, Huddersfield v Widnes, Warrington v Leigh and Catalans v Wigan.
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you the latest highlights from Super League, so hold
on to your strawberries, it's round 21 and here's what's
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All of that to come in the company of Gareth Ellis and Iestyn Harris,
both of whom have completed a career Grand Slam of the major club
rugby league titles.
First on court were the leaders Castleford, who didn't have too far
to travel this week.
They were away to Wakefield and,
before the match, as at all the Super League games this week,
there was a moment of silence to remember Adam Cooper,
the Culcheth Eagles player who died during a game at Runcorn last week.
He is always just a bit of a handful.
Really on top in these opening seven or eight minutes here.
Castleford yet to find a way through this rather
dogged Wakefield defence.
Massey goes down.
It is given away and Hadley will get it out to Ben Jones-Bishop.
He has got the pace to go the distance.
Against the run of play.
But what a score.
They are loving it on the coaching balcony.
And well they might.
Shielding his eyes against the sun and hoping for a little
more from his side here.
Looked down from Kyle Wood.
It's going to be a penalty.
Too much messing about from Adam Milner.
Just holding on too long.
So Liam Finn.
A terrific run of consecutive games in which he has scored.
His second goal of the day.
A little stumble.
I don't think he got the touch.
The referee said it hit his foot and Grix is making the most of this
in terms of getting downfield.
What a run from the full-back.
Inside ball, find support and Castleford had to get back
quickly to make the tackle.
Wakefield taking advantage here.
Grix has stayed down injured, but his team-mates
are carrying on without him.
Wood, he goes left.
Wood, over, scores.
Second try for Wakefield.
What a first half they are having here.
They are taming the Tigers.
Looked a little high on Annakin, but he is allowed to carry on.
Held up just in the shadows of the sticks.
Wood trying to go out from dummy half again.
It is another penalty.
I think Milner was in the way again.
John Kear is insisting they go for two this time.
Right in front of the sticks.
Liam Finn puts it over again.
16-0, what a first half Wakefield are having.
Finn with the feed.
Coming over to the right-hand side and it has been dropped.
McShane picked it up and is worked away.
Here is Greg Eden.
We know all about his style.
And nobody can get anywhere near him and Greg Eden
in for his 35th try of the season.
32nd of the Super League campaign.
What a score.
Milner limping off.
It looks as though he has played his final part.
Hoping his team-mates can get themselves back out of the hole
they find themselves in.
Just held up short.
Eden's try was two minutes after the break and here
they are again, pushing hard again.
Looking as though they mean business and Millington is over.
Two tries in the opening six minutes.
They pull the deficits right back.
They are back in the game.
Massey is in support.
He has support, too.
He had the better chance of going the distance.
The final tackle here.
They are moving it out wide.
Webster gets it away.
Step back on the inside again.
Mike McMeeken is in.
And Castleford have turned it right around.
The opening 13 minutes.
And now back again from Keegan Hirst.
Wakefield will fancy they have weathered the storm.
They still have a chance here.
David Fifita, the big man, has he touched the line?
Referee Mr Kendall is going for the video analysis here.
Checking the grounding.
Fifita went low.
Has he hit the line?
He has hit the line.
And Wakefield, with 11 to go, are back in front.
We will have a look at this.
Hits it high, goes low, a bubble, but the video
Hits it high, goes low, a bobble, but the video
referee says he gets it.
They are not entirely convinced.
But his side back behind again.
It is a great contest.
A local derby.
Wakefield in control.
Castleford showing all their fire to get back in the match.
Credit to Wakefield for working their way into the lead again.
Taken in by Arona.
Grix at dummy half.
They get a penalty.
What do they do here?
Four points the lead at the moment.
They are going for goal.
Too much going on after the tackle was completed.
So here is Liam Finn.
His sixth success of the night.
It is a 6-point lead.
Time is running out here.
They need to make something happen quickly.
There is Foster with a couple of steps.
McShane waits at dummy half, flicks it back to the right-hand side.
A little drop-off pass for Webster.
To try and bludgeon and bully his way through.
And Jake Webster, five minutes to go, and Castleford
have a response again.
They are not giving up lightly.
Luke Gale with a chance to make it all square.
And Luke Gale puts it over.
24 points apiece.
Quickly picked up.
Wakefield is desperately trying to defend this now.
Castleford looking to try and snatch something.
Two minutes to play.
McShane out of dummy half, back it comes, they will be thinking
about a drop goal soon.
They are in excellent position.
Luke Gale puts it over.
One point that might just seal the two.
Castleford's winning run looks set to continue.
For the time being, ten points clear at the top.
What a game.
A really thrilling contest.
Wakefield have played their part tonight.
But Castleford have yet again found a way to win when it did not look
as though it was going to be easy.
A bit of relief from the coach, you fancy.
What a fabulous contest.
I am not convinced Daryl Powell enjoyed that too much.
Certainly does not look like he is a very good poker player!
They had two narrow wins, that one and against your boys previously.
Are we seeing backbone, guts about this team?
I think that will be the pleasing thing that has come out of the past
couple of weeks for Castleford.
The fact they have been able to stay in the game when things
have not gone their way.
They were in front for only nine seconds of the game.
It is massive they have fought their way out of a corner
and come away with a win.
I'd like to think that everyone is finding them out a little bit.
It gives us all a little bit of hope coming to
the business end of the season.
Daryl Powell looked furious at times.
But now the dust has settled, do you think you might be quite
pleased they had two narrow wins?
I think he will be pleased he got a reaction from
players at half-time.
He was probably exceptionally disappointed first half,
because they did not turn up.
I don't want to take anything away from them,
they were great in the first half, Wakefield.
They put real pressure on Castleford.
But they just did not turn up the first half.
He has obviously spoken to them at half-time.
Sport is about reacting and about fixing it up during a game
rather than waiting till the end of a game and thinking
about the following week.
They fixed it up at half-time and came out terrifically
in the second half.
That response, they will be pleased.
What was particularly impressive about this performance, Gareth,
was we have seen them destroying teams with their play
down the left-hand side.
They went the other way.
And did it down the right.
Probably in the shadow of Luke Gale, but is very influential
in the Castleford team this year.
They missed him when he wasn't playing midyear and it shows here,
the amount of involvement he has.
And the awareness late in the game to set up the drop goal.
It helps when you have Jake Webster coming on, those short balls.
Mike McMeeken coming on them balls.
Everybody has talked about the left-hand
side, you are right.
They have got power on the right side.
Just a bit of skill from Roberts.
Footwork, gets a play of the ball.
He is not going to miss that.
A word on Wakefield, Gareth.
One of your former clubs.
Will they see this as a missed opportunity, especially given
where they were in the game?
I think they will be bitterly disappointed,
having been ahead in the game for such a long period,
for them to be pipped at the post, they will be disappointed.
I think they have had a tough run of games recently and not
picked up many points.
Their season, their top four credentials are a little
bit in the balance now.
They will be hoping to pick up wins to finish the season
as best as possible.
Speaking of the top four, let's go to Salford.
Two teams who ended last season in the bottom four.
What a turnaround it's been, because both the Red Devils
and their opponents Leeds are looking on course
for a top-four finish this year.
The commentator is Matt Newsum.
Ben Murdoch-Masila into dummy half.
Robert Lui, then.
Here comes Briscoe.
Oh, he's bundled it.
Josh Wood is first to the ball.
Josh Wood has crashed over.
Looks for options.
Drops one short to Moon.
He gets it away to the left-hand side.
Ryan Hall with space in front of him will finish this one off
with power and pace.
Parcell, close to the line.
Switches the attack.
McGuire, Watkins, Briscoe in the corner.
He won't miss this time.
Leeds, the right-hand side, once again.
Moon steps in and out of the tackle.
It's on the last here.
Watkins, dummies, goes straight through the gap scores.
Watkins, dummies, goes straight through the gap and scores.
A fine try.
Leeds hitting their straps at the moment.
Salford unable to cope with this ruck speed.
Parcell goes from dummy half and plonks the ball down.
A repeat prescription.
A high shot from Junior Sa'u.
Kallum Watkins is down.
Stricken on the ground.
This looks worrying.
The punishment for Junior Sa'u for that high tackle around the head
is ten minutes in the sin-bin.
He offers his apologies to Kallum Watkins.
Parcell, again, McGuire.
Testing, teasing, kicked to the corner.
Hall takes it in.
Tries to dump it back.
Comes off Robert Lui.
Ablett, into space.
Cuthbertson gets it away to Parcell.
Leeds 100 miles an hour here.
Jamie Jones-Buchanan steps inside and scores a wonderful try.
Such speed in this ruck from Leeds.
Lilley, to McGuire.
Will he test the kick again?
Puts one in behind.
Briscoe gets there first.
Try number two.
This is a brighter start to the second half.
A shade forward that one there for Dobson.
Josh Jones skirts the line.
Burrows his way through.
Leeds struggling to put him down here.
Dumps the ball.
Krasniqi's turn to take on the Leeds line.
Gets one away to Ben Murdoch-Masila.
He is too powerful!
Just rumbles over the top and Salford have a try.
Sloppy pass from Moon.
Up to the ten.
Just ticking the scoreboard over.
Jordan Lilley hammers it through the sticks.
Krasniqi, takes it to the line, but Leeds,
somehow they stem the flow.
Touches it down.
Salford have a third try.
Looking to test the defence.
Big and powerful and that might be it.
Wood from dummy half.
Dobson to the line.
Lui, slick play from Salford.
Good step from Ben Murdoch-Masila.
That is his second of the game.
Leeds, the final seconds.
Is there a another try in them?
Lilley takes it to the line.
McGuire, Moon, a lovely ball.
Can he finish it for Leeds?
Yes, he does.
A great win and Leeds go second.
A great win and a big win and a big statement of intent by the Rhinos
with their number six showing there is still life in those legs.
Yes, a terrific player, McGuire, and he completely ran the show.
Everything came off him.
He showed a little bit of speed of old at times.
The way he has a ball in his hand.
Everybody sits off.
You don't know if he is going to kick or pass.
The amount of opportunities he created from his skill level
shows why Leeds were on fire.
Salford just could not handle them.
In general, Leeds looking strong.
You could suggest they are going somewhat under
the radar this season.
Yes, maybe a little.
I think everyone around them knows what potential they have got.
They look to be playing like Leeds of old.
Forget last year.
Even the beginning of the year when things were not as rosy.
They have come through that with flying colours
and they are pushing on and want to.
Ian Watson said Leeds had given them a lesson in how to play
a top of the table clash.
What do you think he means?
I probably think he means when you play big games
throughout your career, what you cannot do is
play them on emotion.
If you try to play them on emotion, then ultimately
you will be hit and miss.
You have to make sure you get the processes right and do
the small things well and perhaps the emotion was burned
before the game.
They looked lethargic, they looked tired.
And that, you can burn a lot of energy and emotion before a game
and they probably need to learn how to go through the processes
for those big games because Leeds have been in them God knows how many
times in the past ten years.
They have gone through the process of the game.
You saw from the tries they scored, terrific.
Salford have not really been there.
This has been a strong season from them, but are these nervy times?
Like I said before their season is in the balance in terms
of their top four chances.
They have tough games coming up and will want to get
back to winning ways.
They have had a great season, nobody can deny that.
But it is like anything, when you get something,
you want a little bit more.
I'm sure Salford are the same.
They go to Cas this week, Salford.
They lose that and Wigan win and all of a sudden,
Wigan win and within three points Salford with nine games to go.
Salford also say they'll hand out a lifetime ban to the supporter
who appeared to throw an object at referee James Child
after that match.
The club have apologised to him and the officials on duty on Sunday.
And one other piece of news from Salford -
they've signed Manu Vatuvai from the New Zealand Warriors
until the end of 2018.
In a moment, we'll be heading to the South of France,
but en route to Perpignan we'll stop off in Maidstone of all places,
and step back in time to the 1984 Challenge Cup,
when Kent Invicta took on Castleford.
Nice ball, Robinson.
An excellent pass.
This is classy Cas.
Beardmore, Kevin Ward.
Nice pass to Beardmore.
Backing up well.
And even better pass.
Can he go for that line?
Castleford still on the attack.
Neil James to Robinson, to Beardmore.
A nice pass.
Good rugby, good rugby.
Hello, somebody has seen something.
He didn't half give him a forearm chop, then.
And he is going.
He is known as Beefy, but I'm afraid a bit
too much beef there.
He is gone.
Not somebody you take home to meet mother, these men.
And a good run.
Here's a chance.
He is in!
Frankie Feighan from Peckham.
He has got in.
He is going over!
He is over!
What a start for Kent Invicta.
Castleford on attack, to Robinson.
Still moving it.
Nice hand off.
He has Kevin ward driving for the line.
And he is in.
Lovely driving run.
A well-worked move.
And an even better pass.
A nice movement.
What a try from this man.
That is as good a try we will see all season from Frankie Feighan.
Three minutes to go in this half and a lovely ball.
This is good rugby.
That is lost.
That is not.
It is a try.
Easily picked the ball up.
It was a gift try.
To Gary Hyde, but credit to Kent Invicta, they were
entertaining the crowd.
Now plenty of talk about hip injuries over the last couple
of weeks, but for Andy Murray, read Shaun Wane.
The Wigan coach stayed at home after surgery as Wigan flew
to the South of France to face Catalan.
So was it comfotable viewing for him back home, Iestyn?
Well, I think he would have known from sitting in his hospital bed
they would have had to do the tough stuff early and be
physical and patient against Catalans over in France.
They are always difficult to play.
Joe Burgess with a great try.
He did his best not to get over the line.
It is like Stuart Fielden back in the day for Britain.
Catalan do not go away at home.
They are always difficult to beat at home.
You know if you are going to get a win over there, you have to be
patient and take your opportunities.
Catalan do not deal with a kick-off there and then George Williams,
who had a great game, actually, over there.
We spoke about Danny McGuire's ability for Leeds, well,
he is coming into the best years of his career.
He has really found form, hasn't he?
He is a huge player for Wigan.
A point of difference, a real threat whenever
he gets the ball in hand.
He is a talisman.
One that seems to control the game and can turn the game on its head.
His involvement in almost every try we can score.
His involvement in almost every try Wigan score.
What is going on here?
The referee is not sure whether he will award the tribe.
The referee is not sure whether he will award the try.
He will have to let play developed to see what happens.
To know to restart the game.
Wigan with George Williams, great skill again.
All the way to the other end.
Poor Robert Hicks, the ref.
He's definitely got a try!
He has got a try, he just does not know which way he's
going to give the try. Upstairs, I've got a try,
can you tell me who it is for?
He must have been under pressure and he has done
a brilliant job, Robert Hicks.
Absolutely spot on.
They have gone up the other end and that was grounded.
Catalans go back in front.
Again it shows Wigan have to be patient, wait for opportunities.
It took them getting to the latter stages of the game,
25 minutes to go and suddenly Wigan start to take opportunities
and get on top of Catalan.
It was all Wigan from here on in.
We talked about Leeds, this is the kind of time in the season
when Wigan come strong.
I expect them to do that.
It would not have seemed it a few weeks ago when they had a so many
injuries but it could almost be a blessing in disguise.
They've got hungry, fit players coming back at the right time
of year and I expect them to start picking up wins and making
the assault on the top four.
Gaz mentioned hungry, fit players.
Do the Catalan Dragons arguably have the opposite of that?
It is a big job for Steve McNamara, for me.
A big job.
He has taken on a big challenge.
Culturally, probably things have to change.
They have not been quite right for a few years.
They have had a big turnover of players.
When they are in tight games, they seem to fold a little bit.
Again, the skill of George Williams.
They used to be impossible to beat.
You knew with Catalans they would have eight,
nine home wins in the year.
I don't think you can say that about them now.
There is something not right in their mentality,
because it is so difficult a place to travel to.
And teams are going over there now consistently.
It is like the thing sport, if they start losing at home,
It is like the thing in sport, if they start losing at home,
suddenly teams get a little bit more confident and think they can
win and Wigan round it off with Joe Burgess.
It was a great result for Wigan.
I think they have put a lot of focus on the away performances and it has
probably detracted from the home ones a little bit.
I think that is maybe why teams are catching them out a little bit.
So Wigan on a bit of a roll, and they're next into bat
in our set-of-six challenge.
In the hot seat for the champions, it's Liam Farrell.
Lettuce, tomatoes, avocado.
How many is that, five?
And maybe celery.
Sydney Opera House.
Great Wall of China.
Empire State building.
And MGM Grand.
I don't know if that counts!
Serena Williams, can you say...?
St Helens were at home to Hull FC on Friday,
and this was a fixture that brought back happy memories for the Saints
coach Justin Holbrook.
It was back at the Magic Weekend in May that his team handed out
a hammering to Hull in his first match in charge.
Talanoa moving into dummy half.
And Hull looking to move on again here.
Solid by the wing.
St Helens push back inside their own territory.
A little step back on the inside.
Watts got it away.
Kelly with the off-load.
It looked a little forward.
Griffin is able to burst through and support
on the inside from Jamie Shaul.
And Hull finally have first blood.
Over 20 minutes played.
Percival, only just short.
A big push.
An urge by Walmsley.
Here is Roby again and how many times has James Roby done that?
He thinks it is a try.
Check the grounding.
Just making sure he has reached the line and he has, just.
Hits the whitewash.
St Helens back in it again.
After half an hour.
Lining up on the inside.
To really press this Hull line.
A real handful here, Peyroux.
And the referee decides he was held down a little too long.
Second man in there and they will go for the two points.
Peyroux struggling to get up.
Every right to.
Percival to give St Helens the lead for the first time
tonight, and over it goes.
St Helens, when the hooter sounded, lead by eight points to six.
Scattering them out of the way.
Wants to get on.
The little dummy to Fages.
But Makinson eventually running into trouble.
St Helens through Percival.
It is Roby again.
Fages looks as though he might be kicking it but instead decides
to run and what a run.
Cuts away and Percival, the last man tackled,
is up there in support to score the try.
Classy from Fages.
Good work from Percival to show the energy to get up in support.
Fages half-dummying a kick.
Using his hips to move away and finding the man to score the try.
It is a real tussle going on.
Thompson throwing it wide left.
Tuimavave is gobbled up by the defensive
work of Ryan Morgan.
Minichiello, sixth tackle.
Up it goes off the boot of Sneyd.
Literally handed it to Mahe Fonua.
Who will go through and score.
The referee has a look and gives the try.
Gift of a score for Hull.
Within touching distance.
Forward again by McCarthy-Scarsbrook.
Roby had a word in his ear.
Lomax goes on.
Suddenly they have Thompson running away.
And they have made terrific ground.
Roby with a dash.
Fages in there again and with a little chip
towards the corner.
Oh, my word, it's another of those spectacular efforts.
Even the coaches are open-mouthed in disbelief.
What does he think?
He thinks it's a try.
But they are looking again.
The ball is knocked forward by Percival, but it does
not touch anyone else, so that is OK.
Look at the left foot.
That is nowhere near touch, but that is touched down
and that is a very special finish by Mark Percival, his
second of the game.
Another wow moment.
Looking to finish it off, St Helens, if they can.
Only about four, five minutes left.
Richardson puts the one-pointer over and that will seal the victory
for St Helens and a massive victory it is, as they push
for a top-four spot.
Quite a few handling errors in this one.
But there was at least one moment of real class from this guy.
Oh, believable bit of skill.
We know his quality as a centre.
But to finish this the way he did, this ball.
A lovely kick.
No way in the world he should be able to score that.
To take it out of the air.
Have the composure and control to get that down before he goes
over the dead-ball line.
Fair play to Phil Bentham for giving it as a try.
A spot-on decision to give the try on field.
But just the ability and skill level.
That is what we love about our game.
Saints are quietly going about their business very well.
Yes, in recent weeks they have picked up.
Since Justin Holbrook has taken over.
They have picked up a few wins and they are the ones creeping
up behind everybody.
They have got the pedigree, the players they have
within their ranks who have done it before.
They will want to start to pick up wins to bridge the gap
between the rest and the top four.
Any complaints from Hull?
Not at all.
It was a scrappy game.
There were a lot of errors.
Unfortunately we made too many errors in our end of the field
and ended up defending most of the game.
When you play against quality opposition, you are always
going to end up losing on the scoreboard.
Once the game got out of our grasp, it is hard to chase the game
in those conditions.
When we tried, more errors occurred and things got worse.
No qualms about the results.
However disappointing it was.
Crunch time for you, as well.
Back-to-back defeats and now back-to-back games against Leeds.
It is a big time of year for us now.
It is getting tighter in the top four.
There was a gap at one stage, but that has closed
up in recent weeks.
It is something we will have to address and work hard on and make
headway over the next few weeks.
Is this a wobble from Hull, or what the fixture
generator has thrown up?
If you look at Hull as a squad of players there is some absolutely
brilliant talent in there.
You would probably say yes, it is a wobble, and I think
they will come good towards the end of the year.
Just to touch on that again.
You have St Helens and Wigan coming good.
All of the players starting to come back.
That top five, that has been way in front of everybody else,
is starting to look over their shoulder, massively.
We already knew that Leigh were heading to the qualifiers,
but will Warrington be joining them?
It's pretty much win or bust from here for the Wolves,
and they rose to the challenge on Friday, Gareth.
Yes, a huge win for them and watching the game
you would not have thought
they were in the position they are in.
It is a tough place for them at the minute and I am sure
they will take a lot of credit for this game,
scoring so many points.
Vintage Ryan Atkins.
Loves a try from there.
Those are the things we are used to seeing Warrington do.
Stefan Ratchford was William in this game, as well,
coming up with massive plays.
That is a sin-binning for Westwood?
He has just tipped him up, it is a dangerous tackle.
They will look at that.
They will see if he will be up against the judiciary this week.
I don't think there was any malice.
His arms were up.
Patton loves a little kick.
We know Warrington have this quality and we know
they have this in the locker, they just have not
brought it out this year.
They have been stuttering and staggering.
For them now, it is just about keeping this form
going into the middle eights.
Because if they keep this form, they will be too strong
for the middle eights.
They have a real danger man.
We just saw him score the first of four tries.
Tommy Lineham. He is a try scoring machine.
He has done that all his career.
He will want to get on the end of a few more tries to finish
with at least some positivity. Whichever scenario it
ends up for Warrington, I'm sure if the players are playing
well towards the end they will have no in what ever
scenario they end up in.
Leigh, Iestyn, made a couple of big decisions.
They handed a couple of players debuts, including
Mortimer at half-back.
As a former half-back, at this stage in the season,
what does that say to you?
It is difficult to find form as a half coming into a team
so close to crunch time with the middle eights coming.
They are not in a great place.
Warrington, yes, have form, and have scored great tries,
but you would have to challenge the Leigh defence.
The Leigh confidence at the moment.
It is such a difficult thing, the middle eights.
If they go into the middle eights low in confidence,
they are not used to the winning habit, you can get caught cold.
It will be desperate.
Neil Jukes, the head coach, a great coach, will be desperate
to get them back on winning ways.
Neil said there were no positives to take.
If you are looking for one from him, it is they know their way
around the qualifiers.
They have experience in them.
I thought going into the season they have a lot of old heads.
Are they a little bit too old?
It's all right!
What you can do is carry two or three older heads with some
great youngsters around.
Cameraman sold a dummy!
He was too quick for Stefan Ratchford.
A brilliant player, isn't he?
I think perhaps Leigh have too many old heads.
They need young quality to take them around the field
and perhaps that is where they have lacked consistency.
I think that all of the teams in that position, given
the opportunity, would love to bring in players.
I think it freshens up the squad.
I think they will welcome Mortimer.
He will add stability to their team.
And liven things up for everybody else.
I think Warrington have done it with Hiku and Pomeroy.
They will be hoping they will make a difference within whatever
situation they end up in.
So the absolute opposite.
Of panic - that is me told!
Widnes were requiring snookers to avoid a fight
for survival in the qualifiers.
They started the week six points from safety with only
six left to play for, so they simply had to win
at Huddersfield on Friday.
Commentary from Matt Newsum.
And the Giants take the penalty.
Looking to burrow his way through.
Stopped just short.
Leeming, from dummy half.
Switches the attack.
Wakeman crashes in.
Leeming, to Brough.
Tempting, teasing the line.
Ridyard, good hands from the Giants.
McGillvray in the corner.
Takes it in the field.
Huddersfield Town is running the show here.
The confidence boosting start.
Leeming takes it to the line.
Ryan Hinchcliffe just saunters through.
Where was the Widnes defence?
O'Brien, to Ridyard.
Again, they are causing with problems.
Around their own line.
Ryan Hinchcliffe just saunters through.
Where was the Widnes defence?
O'Brien, to Ridyard.
Again, they are causing Widnes problems.
Around their own line.
O'Brien takes it himself.
He will burrow his way in and that is a smart score.
Brough across the line.
Looking for a gap.
Out on the left-hand side and it is taken back
infield by McIntosh.
Huddersfield Giants will not have many easier games on home turf
than this one this season.
They are 13-0 up and they sniff blood as they come to the right.
Brough delays the pass.
Beats McGillvray and that is his second try of the game.
Offers one up to Rapira.
He will look to bash his way through.
Widnes cling on for dear life.
That will finish it.
A thoroughly convincing win for Huddersfield.
One defeat in six now.
A bit of a turnaround for Huddersfield.
I think they have been terrific and found confidence.
They fell off the wagon a little bit last week.
Against Salford, but got straight back to form against Widnes
and Widnes were not the best on that day but Huddersfield are feeling
confident with the top eight looking likely for them.
And just briefly, Denis Betts says he was embarrassed
by that from his side.
Would you have been?
Yes, I think they have almost resigned themselves
to the bottom four.
Hopefully they will be able to prepare, put this to bed
and prepare for what is coming next.
So just two rounds to go before the Super 8s,
and here's how they're standing in the Betfred Super League table.
Leeds move up to second after their win at Salford,
but Rhinos are eight points behind Castleford.
Wigan are now certain to avoid the qualifiers,
but Warrington and Catalan remain outside the top eight with just four
points left to play for.
That's your lot for this week.
Thanks to Gareth and Iestyn for joining us.
We will be back next week.
Look forward to your company then.
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Highlights and analysis from the latest round of matches in Super League.
There are just three rounds to go in the regular season, and crucial points are on offer as the teams look to finish as high as possible before the next stage of the competition begins in August. Castleford Tigers look to extend their lead at the top when they make the short journey to Wakefield. The table-topping Tigers are the favourites to be crowned champions at the end of the season, but Wakefield have enjoyed a successful season of their own, and are keen to halt the progress of their local rivals.
St Helens hope to repeat their biggest victory of the season when they face Hull FC. The two sides met at the magic weekend in May when St Helens were winners by 45 points to nil. Both teams have hopes of a top-four finish at the end of the season which would secure a return to the play-offs.
Top-four rivals Salford and Leeds meet at the AJ Bell Stadium, Huddersfield are at home to Widnes, Warrington take on Leigh, and the champions Wigan travel to the south of France to take on Catalans.