Woe for Workington

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Third-placed Bradford swept to their sixth straight victory and their most convincing of the summer by demolishing Oldham 56-0 at Odsal yesterday evening.

But Warrington, in fourth place, slumped 28-22 at Sheffield, along with London, their rivals for a top four play-off place.

Glen Tomlinson made the most of a rare starting opportunity with a fine display for Bradford. He scored one of his side's 10 tries and had a hand in several of the others, three of which came from Robbie Paul.

Mark Aston was Sheffield's star with a try and four goals against Warrington, who went in at the break level at 10-10 but lost their grip as the Eagles ran in three tries in the first 25 minutes of the second period.

A 46-20 defeat by Castleford left Workington closer than ever to relegation.They have conceded 817 points, more than any other side in the league.

Scott Gibbs is on his way back to Swansea RUFC, but will play one more game for St Helens - away to Castleford on Friday. The 25-year-old Welsh centre will then rejoin Swansea in a four-year deal which is reported to be costing the Welsh side pounds 200,000.