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globalrugbyleague - Tue, 13 Mar 2007 00:16:00 GMT
More shocks, thrills, and spills continued to unfold in round 5 of Super League XII.

On Saturday night Hull KR continued to stun pundits and critics alike after beating Leeds Rhinos 22-20.

Leeds had taken the lead at half time through Ashley Gibson and Lee Smith, although the Robins had pulled points back through a clever James Webster try.

In the second half Hull KR started brilliantly, with Luke Dyer and Andreas Bauer both going over.

The Rhinos fought back with another two tries from Gibson, and looked to seal the win in the final stages.

But Rovers defended brilliantly and weathered the storm to take the points.

Bradford Bulls moved to the top of the league after their 56-18 demolition of Salford City Reds.

Salford struggled with Bradford’s dominance, and were only able to manage tries from Andy Coley and Luke Dorn. Bradford produced 10 tries in all in a thrilling attacking display.

Michael Platt scored a hat-trick, with Shontayne Hape and Chris McKenna both scoring two. David Solomona, Marcus St Hilaire and Ian Henderson added the rest of the points to round off an excellent evening for the Bulls.

St. Helens continued their fine form off the back of their World Club Challenge victory, crushing Warrington Wolves 48-12 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

2 tries from Matt Gidley, and another from Ade Gardner had given Saints a comfortable lead.

However the Wolves were able to claw their way back into the game with Lee Briers scoring and setting up another for Henry Faa'Fili.

But the Saints scored six tries in the second half which ended any hopes of Wolves snatching a win to go top.

The tries came from Francis Meli, Mike Bennett and Paul Wellens, as well as Gidley completing his hat-trick and two from Leon Pryce.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats produced a stunning comeback to beat Les Catalans 40-20. The Dragons were 20-16 ahead with just 20 minutes to play, after two tries from Justin Murphy and another from Jason Crocker.

But the Wildcats stormed home to steal an emphatic victory care of a couple of tries from Jamie Rooney, Peter Fox and Jason Demetriou.

In the battle at the bottom Hull FC beat Huddersfield Giants 16-12, meaning that the Giants are now the only team to not register a win this season.

The Giants opened the scoring through a Chris Thorman try, but Hull FC responded with three tries of their own - Shaun Briscoe, Matt Sing and Paul King all touching down.

Another try from Thorman in the dying minutes wasn’t enough, and it leaves Huddersfield rooted to the bottom of the league.

Wigan Warriors produced just their second win of the season after beating London 16-12.

The Broncos were narrowly in-front after they had scored through Daniel Heckingberg and Scott Hill.

Wigan had responded to the opening try with a try from Michael Withers, but it was former Eels centre Daniel Vaealiki who snatched the winner and a vital two points for the Warriors. - Read More, Here