Watkins' four tries for Leeds break Warrington hearts

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On a weekend of multiple try-scoring in Super League, Leeds' Kallum Watkins broke Wildcat hearts with four in the second half at Wakefield. Trinity led at half-time through Greg Johnson's try, but Watkins, in an unfamiliar right-wing role because of injuries, ripped them to shreds after the break for a 28-6 win.

Harlequins thought they had consigned last week's 82-point thrashing at Warrington to the past when they led Hull 30-16 with 15 minutes to play. But four late tries – from Epalahame Lauaki, Sam Obst, Jordan Turner and Kirk Yeaman – gave Hull a much-needed 40-30 victory.

Huddersfield moved into a temporary second place on Saturday night with a convincing 38-16 win at Hull KR. Danny Brough, Jermaine McGillvary and Scott Grix all shone for the Giants in a match interrupted by a floodlight failure. Rovers' coach, Justin Morgan, saw an improvement, but that is five defeats in seven starts so far – well below expectations.

Jodie Broughton scored all four tries as Salford won 22-10 at Catalan Dragons – their second victory in succession. The former Leeds winger was unstoppable as the City Reds moved to the fringes of the top eight.

Warrington stayed top with a 24-6 victory at Wigan on Friday night. Brett Finch announced his debut with the Warriors' only try, but Joel Monaghan outdid him with two for the Wolves. St Helens maintained their momentum by beating Bradford 28-16, with Paul Wellens scoring two of their tries and Shaun Ainscough getting a pair for the Bulls.

Kyle Eastmond made his comeback after a club suspension for Saints' Under-20s in the curtain-raiser, but was booed by his own supporters every time he touched the ball.