Aug 30 2013
Daniel Holdsworth gained a measure of revenge for Hull's defeat to Wigan in the Challenge Cup final last weekend as the Black and Whites claimed a last-second 34-33 win.
The visitors led 12-6 thanks to tries from Jason Crookes and Tom Briscoe, with Andy Powell's first try in rugby league sandwiched in the middle, but Ben Flower and Ryan Hampshire crossed in the closing stages of the first half to give the Warriors a 16-12 interval lead.
The second half was end to end with Wigan leading 26-12 at one stage with tries from Joe Burgess and Iain Thornley but Hull refused to lie down and hit back with three scores to level it up at 26-26.
Anthony Gelling and Briscoe then traded scores and although Sam Powell dropped a goal, two from Daniel Holdsworth in the dying minutes sealed it for Hull.
Warrington kept alive their outside hopes of the league leaders' shield with a hard-fought 29-16 victory in Friday night's Super League derby against St Helens at Langtree Park.
Former Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown had the chance to hand the shield to his old club but his St Helens side never fully recovered from an appalling start in which they trailed 22-0 after 24 minutes.
They produced a gritty fightback, inspired by overseas duo Willie Manu and Tony Puletua, but it was not enough to prevent a first defeat in six matches.
The Giants will still secure the trophy with one win from their last two matches, starting with the visit of Wakefield to the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday, but at least Warrington made sure of a top-three finish for the fourth year in a row.
A late try by Danny McGuire on his return from a broken leg helped Leeds get back to winning ways as they edged out a committed Catalan side 20-12 in a tight contest.
A clever run by Ryan Hall allowed Leeds to open the scoring after a cagey first half-hour, and Kevin Sinfield converted before he added a penalty goal for an 8-0 lead for the hosts at the break.
In the second period Catalan hit back when Lopini Paea crossed and another score by Olivier Elima gave the visitors a second-half lead, but Mitch Achurch's fine try saw Leeds regain the lead, and McGuire sealed the win after touching down Sinfield's clever kick.