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Shaun Ainscough ensured victory for Bradford with his third try

Ainscough hat-trick helps Bulls forget their troubles

Bradford 46 Castleford 32

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.

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.

Leeds Rhinos desperate for Challenge Cup success

Richard Mathers has some wonderful memories of Leeds' Challenge Cup final exploits but he will be doing his best to deny his old club a third consecutive trip to Wembley when he returns to Headingley with Wakefield for tomorrow's fourth-round tie.

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.

Paul Wellens: The full-back scored two early tries to put St Helens in charge last night

Wellens inspires Saints' revival to gather speed

Warrington 16 St Helens 28

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.

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

Get set for terrific tries, trucks and plastic pitches...

Rules to assist spectacular scores, a new sponsor and synthetic turf are part of a Super League revolution

Prescott joins Saints after being given six months to live – six years ago

Steve Prescott has joined the coaching staff at his old club, St Helens, six years after being given six months to live with a rare form of stomach cancer.

JD Sports hires adviser to seek sites for at least 100 stores across France

Sportswear and fashion retailer JD Sports is planning an aggressive expansion into France, which could lead to a chain of at least 100 shops.

McDermott rests three, but says Leeds will not go easy on Quins

The Leeds coach, Brian McDermott, has wrapped three of his most battle- hardened forwards in cotton wool in preparation for next Saturday's Challenge Cup final. Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Ryan Bailey have all been rested from today's preliminary trip to London, to play Harlequins at The Stoop.

Moore handed a second chance at Headingley

Leeds have re-signed Richard Moore, over a decade after showing him the door at Headingley. The 30-year-old prop, who has spent the last two seasons with Crusaders, has agreed a three-year contract, starting in 2012.

Crusaders have last laugh with victory

Wakefield Wildcats 6 Crusaders 40

Senior linked to Wakefield as Trinity savour salvation

The compilers of the rugby league fixtures have always had a sense of timing, not to mention a sense of humour. If there is any way of bringing two sides together at a moment loaded with irony, you can bet your season ticket it will happen.

Crusaders players in pledge to club's fans

Crusaders players will fulfil their fixtures – starting with Sunday's game at Wakefield – despite uncertainty about the future following their decision to pull out of Super League.

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