Leeds stop Wigan going top
Wigan missed the chance to go top of Super League as Leeds beat the Warriors 18-14, while Warrington and St Helens earned big wins on Friday.
At Headingley, it was the Warriors' second defeat of the season and once more came in the absence of England star Sam Tomkins, who missed out after picking up a "dead" leg in his club's last training session.
Clearly stung by their 32-8 home defeat by Huddersfield a week earlier, the Rhinos were a side transformed and took an early lead with England winger Ryan Hall's sixth try of the season.
Wigan clearly missed the creative skill of Tomkins but they struck back on 17 minutes when half-backs Matty Smith and Blake Green combined to get second rower Liam Farrell racing through a gap in the Leeds defence to claim his fourth try of the campaign.
With Pat Richards feeling the effect of a knock, Smith took the goalkick to level the scores and then edged his side in front on 29 minutes with a penalty after Rhinos second rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan was pulled up for foul play.
Early in the second half Josh Charnley spilled Kevin Sinfield's kick to the corner which gifted a try to Leeds centre Joel Moon.
Sinfield added his second conversion, which brought up the 3,500th point of his career, to make it 12-8 before Jones-Buchanan tore past some tired limbs for a third try after 57 minutes and the following extras opened up a 10-point lead.
The deficit was reduced to just four on the hour after Smith converted Iain Thornley's try but Leeds held on for a welcome victory.
Richie Myler tormented his old club and registered his 100th career try as Warrington returned to winning ways with a convincing 46-4 victory at Salford.
Tony Smith's men, beaten 48-24 in the corresponding fixture last term, came into this match on the back of successive defeats to Hull KR and St Helens.
However, the title-chasers were barely troubled as they inflicted a blow to Alan Hunte's hopes of being appointed Salford coach on a full-time basis.
Former Reds half-back Myler crossed for one try in between playing a significant role in two others as the Wolves racked up 28 unanswered points inside 44 minutes.
Gareth Owen's 55-metre score gave Salford belated reason for cheer, but Myler then laid on another four-pointer for Brett Hodgson and followed Ryan Atkins' second try with a second of his own as Warrington finished with a flourish.
Jonny Lomax scored 28 points in a dazzling individual display as St Helens overpowered Wakefield 52-18 to claim their first Super League home win of 2013.
The 22-year-old, looking increasingly assured at full-back, claimed a hat-trick of tries and kicked a near-perfect eight goals as Saints broke the Wildcats' resistance at Langtree Park.
The hosts ran in nine tries in total in what ultimately proved a dominant display with Jordan Turner crossing twice and Alex Walmsley, Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Tommy Makinson and Lance Hohaia also getting over.
Despite trailing, Wakefield had been competitive at 28-18 midway through the second half but Lomax changed the course of the game with two tries in quick succession.
Wakefield, despite another try-scoring display from in-form winger Ben Cockayne and showing plenty of spirit, left the field dejected after a tough closing period.