Sport Wigan won last year's Grand Final and the play-offs for the top eight will stay in 2015

The League's bottom four teams will compete with the top four in the Championship for the other four places in the following year's competition

Wakefield look for play-off spot

Rejuvenated Wakefield aim to make it a three-year best and keep alive their outside hopes of a top-eight finish in Super League when they host St Helens tomorrow.

Kevin Sinfield clinched Leeds’ win

McGuire reaches double century in Leeds' great fightback

Kevin Sinfield's late drop-goal completed an amazing comeback by Leeds at Hull KR yesterday.

Round-up: Ratchford runs riot with four tries to give struggling Bradford on-field concerns

Bradford's financial problems, pushed to the back of their minds amid some impressive Super League form, seem to have caught up with them on the pitch.

Matty Smith has signed a deal at the DW Stadium until 2016

Smith plotting future success after signing for the Warriors

Wigan yesterday completed the signing of the Salford scrum-half Matty Smith in time to give him his debut at Wakefieldtomorrow.

McGuire turns on style in Rhinos' title push

Danny McGuire and Damien Blanch were the key men as Leeds and Catalan Dragons made up ground on the Super League leaders at the weekend.

Danny McGuire breaks away to score one of his five tries

McGuire try magic saves Leeds' blushes on hard day for defences

Five tries from Danny McGuire saw the Super League champions, Leeds, avoid the ignominy of ending the Magic Weekend at the Etihad Stadium out of the play-off positions.

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DANNY BROUGH: Huddersfield’s half-back was vital with his kicking against Bradford Bulls

Brough keeps Giants on top with vintage performance against Bulls

Half-back Danny Brough inspired Huddersfield to their fourth straight Super League success and maintained their place at the top of the table with a 20-6 victory at the Bradford Bulls yesterday.

JOHN KIRWAN: The former All Black wing has coached Italy and Japan at the World Cup

Kirwan and Lam on Sale's coach hitlist

Bryan Redpath, the Gloucester head coach who has been heavily linked with an imminent move to Sale, will find his every move monitored when the two clubs meet at Kingsholm this weekend for a squabble over Heineken Cup qualification. He is not, however, the only name in the frame for the vacancy in the north-west. Two New Zealanders with rich World Cup experience, John Kirwan and Pat Lam, are on the interview list, as is Eddie O'Sullivan, the former Ireland coach who worked with the United States last year.

Rampant Giants end Hull's winning sequence

Huddersfield stayed top of the Super League after a full Easter Monday programme, beating Hull 22-4 at the Galpharm Stadium. The Giants scored three tries in the last 20 minutes of a hard-fought match, through Eorl Crabtree, Luke Robinson and Joe Wardle, to end Hull's winning run at six matches. Danny Brough kicked five goals for Huddersfield and Danny Tickle kicked two for Hull.

Sale looking forward to stadium switch

Sale Sharks believe their players will enjoy some of the finest facilities in the Aviva Premiership next season when the club moves into the City of Salford Stadium.

Wigan move up a gear with Tomkins hat-trick

Sam Tomkins was in brilliant form for Wigan yesterday, bagging a hat-trick of tries in a 46-4 demolition of Castleford. Pat Richards and Josh Charnley also scored a couple apiece as the Warriors hit their best form of the season so far.

Match-winner: Richard Owen scored two tries and set up another

Salford frozen out by Owen

Salford City Reds 10 Castleford Tigers 24

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Team captains (left to right) Adrian Morley, of Warrington, Sean O’Loughlin, of Wigan, andLeeds’ Kevin Sinfield at the Super League launch at Old Trafford

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