Tickle has last laugh

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Third-placed Wigan ended their league campaign on a high by recovering from a 12-6 half-time deficit at Castleford yesterday.

Two tries in three minutes in the second half from Brett Dallas and David Hodgson helped Wigan to a 23-16 win. Danny Orr's try had cut the gap to three points in the 73rd minute, but Wigan made sure they continued their unbeaten run under their caretaker coach, Mike Gregory, when Danny Tickle went over in the final minute.

Phil Cantillon scored two tries on his farewell appearance for Widnes in a 48-20 win at Halifax as the fans called for the Widnes board to re-sign the hooker again for next season. Halifax dropped out of the top flight after a miserable season which saw them lose a club record 27 consecutive games.

London Broncos secured fifth place in Super League following a hard-fought 22-12 victory at home to Huddersfield.