Bradford's dream of a play-off place fizzled out in the south of France, although one man who could not be blamed was Jarrod Sammut. The buccaneering half-back, left out in recent weeks, scored four tries but still saw his side go down 50-26 to the Catalan Dragons. Leading try-scorer Clint Greenshields showed what a loss he is going to be to the French club next season with a hat-trick.
The Bulls' defeat meant that the final berth in the top eight went to Wakefield, who celebrated with their seventh win in a row – 42-34 over Salford at Leigh. Their reward is a sudden-death match next weekend at Leeds, who surprisingly lost 48-24 to a Huddersfield side that has been in woeful form recently. Danny Brough celebrated his elevation to the Giants' captaincy with a try and eight goals.
London Broncos avoided the wooden spoon by beating Hull KR 48-42 in another high-scoring affair at the Stoop. Wingers Michael Robertson and Kieran Dixon chipped in with two tries apiece. No such joy for fellow basement-dwellers Castleford, soundly beaten 36-10 at Hull.
Wigan face a nervous wait for tomorrow's hearing to rule whether Michael McIlorum will be suspended after being sent off for a late, high tackle in their 26-18 defeat by St Helens.