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globalrugbyleague - Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:59:00 GMT
Les Catalan Dragons continued to surprise and shock when they beat Bradford Bulls 29-22 at the Grattan Stadium.

It was a last minute try from John Wilson that put the Dragons out of sight.

The French side endured a spirited fightback from the Bulls when Michael Platt and James Evans had nearly levelled the scores with just ten minutes to play.

The Dragons started brilliant, with first half tries from Clint Greenshields and two from Thomas Bosc.

Mick Potters men really look to be staking a claim this season, and are fighting to prove that they can compete with the bigger teams in the division.

Wakefield Wildcats got back to their winning ways after they beat the Warrington Wolves 30-24. Peter Fox and Ryan Atkins got the Wildcats started in the right direction with two early tries, and they were later followed up by Paul March, Waine Pryce, Ben Jefferies, and Tevita Latu.

It was a closely matched encounter, with the Wolves scoring through Paul Wood, Henry Faa’fili, Chris Bridge and Jon Clarke. The win moves the Wildcats up to second in the league.

Four first half tries earned Leeds Rhinos a 28-16 victory over the Broncos. Danny McGuire and Brent Webb went over twice each for the Rhinos as well as Kevin Sinfield adding 12 more points with the boot.

Tries from Chris Melling, Matthew Gafa and a late score from Paul Sykes were not enough. The win consolidates Leeds position at third in the league, behind the Bulls and Wakefield on points difference.

St. Helens bounced back from their defeat last week to beat Hull KR 42-14.

The Rovers started well with a try from John Steel, but the Saints were rampant in attack, with scores coming from Francis Meli (2), James Graham, Maurie Fa’asavalu, Leon Pryce, Paul Sculthorpe, Matthew Gidley and Lee Gilmour.

The win moves the Saints up to fourth in the table, and they will look to take their form into the Challenge Cup next week.

Wigan look to be getting into gear after recording their third win on the bounce – beating Hull FC 30-20. Trent Barrett was at the heart of a classy-looking Wigan attack, with the Aussie scoring twice and setting up another for Pat Richards.

Richards added another to his tally later on, as well as Rugby Union bound Chris Ashton going over.

Hull scored through tries from Hutch Maiava, Willie Manu, and Richard Horne. The win moves Wigan into the top six.

It was more misery for the Huddersfield Giants as they were beaten by fellow strugglers Salford City Reds 18-16.

Luke Robinson scored twice for the Reds, as well as Jordan Turner. Tries from Matt Gardner and Chris Thorman had reduced the deficit, and a late try from Andy Raleigh gave the Giants a sniff at their first win all season.

But Salford held on to claim two vital points, moving them five clear of the Giants at the bottom.

The only two Super League sides that meet next week in the Challenge Cup are Warrington Wolves and Hull KR.

I can see it being a closely fought encounter, and can see Hull KR sneaking a victory in the final minutes. I cant see any other of the Super League sides not progressing to the next round. - Read More, Here