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Warriors gain revenge

Wigan Warriors gained a small measure of revenge over the Castleford Tigers as they ran in eight tries in a convincing win First Utility Super League victory at the DW Stadium.

Wigan were dumped out of the Tetley's Challenge Cup at the quarter-final stage last weekend by the Tigers but there was never any chance of another famous victory.

Wigan dominated the opening 40 minutes and ran in four tries with Dominic Manfredi and Jordan James crossing, in between a sensational interception score from Matty Bowen and youngster Joe Burgess getting in on the act.

This was a completely different Wigan performance to last week's as Sean O'Loughlin led from the front and was backed up by the likes of Matty Smith, who produced a sublime 40-20 near the end of the half, and Anthony Gelling.

Further tries in the second period to Liam Farrell, Michael McIlorum and Burgess saw the Warriors bounce back from two successive defeats in all competitions to claim the points.

Double-chasing Warrington maintained their mid-season sparkle with a sixth straight win in all competitions to avenge their shock home defeat by Hull KR.

The Wolves emerged from a scoreless first quarter to dominate the final hour, with centre Joel Monaghan scoring two of their six tries in a 34-4 triumph at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

James Webster tasted victory in his first game in charge of Wakefield after battling London Broncos slipped to their 16th successive Super League defeat.

The Broncos have failed to collect a single point all season but they led 10-4 leading into the final quarter of the match after first-half tries from Matt Cook and Thomas Minns.

But Wildcats forward Daniel Smith crashed over in the 65th minute and Matt Ryan added a late clincher to make it 18-20 and leave Joe Grima's side heartbroken.

Hull FC youngsters Callum Lancaster and Jamie Shaul helped themselves to hat-tricks as the Black and Whites embarrassed Widnes 56-6.