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Warrington remain in winning form as Kevin Brown ends Hull KR revival

• Warrington 40-26 Hull KR• Steve Price’s improving side record sixth win in successionThere is still some way to go for Warrington before any talk of a Grand Final appearance becomes serious but there are undoubted signs of promise in the Wolves’ clas…

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Impressive Warrington sparkle in the rain to brush aside Castleford

• Castleford 6-18 Warrington• Wolves master conditions to record fourth straight winWith the 50th anniversary of the “Watersplash Final” only weeks away, perhaps it was fitting that two of Super League’s best sides put on an Easter Monday show in condi…

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Josh Charnley says he returns to rugby league a more confident player

• After 18 months in rugby union with Sale winger joins Warrington• 26-year-old signs deal until end of 2020 seasonJosh Charnley has insisted he can leave rugby union with his head held high despite cutting short his time with Sale to return to rugby l…

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Mark Percival’s three tries drive unbeaten St Helens past Warrington

• Warrington 12-30 St Helens• Danny Richardson scores try and kicks five goalsSt Helens continue to set the pace in this new Super League season and perhaps the greatest compliment one can pay Justin Holbrook’s side is that even with this, their fifth …

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Marc Sneyd’s flawless boot helps Hull survive fightback by Warrington

• Kicker nails six out of six shots plus a drop goal in 21-12 win• Wigan beat Widnes 32-16 after falling behind in first halfHull FC were 21-12 winners in an ill-tempered match by the Humber as they secured only their second victory of the new Super Le…

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Long-range Ryan Hall try gives Leeds opening-day win over Warrington

Warrington Wolves 12-16 Leeds RhinosIn the end, this was a satisfying enough night’s work for the reigning Super League champions. Two years ago Leeds, fresh from winning the 2015 Grand Final, struggled to adapt to life without three of their greatest …

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Super League 2018 team-by-team guide: glory for resurgent St Helens?

Can Castleford challenge again? How will Leeds fare without McGuire and Burrow? And can Widnes survive? Our guide to what to expectLast season 1st (lost Grand Final) Coach Daryl Powell Captain Michael Shenton Continue reading…

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Ben Currie try boosts Warrington’s hopes of top-eight finish in win over Wigan

• Wigan 10-16 Warrington
• Forward helps secure victory on return after long period out with knee injury

Ben Currie marked his return after a long injury nightmare with the winning try as Warrington kept alive their faint hopes of a top-eight finish and spoiled Sean O’Loughlin’s 400th Wigan appearance.

Last season’s Grand Finalists knew anything other than victory here would consign them to this summer’s Qualifiers, where they would face the Championship’s best sides in a battle to avoid relegation to the second tier.

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Ben Currie try boosts Warrington’s hopes of top-eight finish in win over Wigan

• Wigan 10-16 Warrington
• Forward helps secure victory on return after long period out with knee injury

Ben Currie marked his return after a long injury nightmare with the winning try as Warrington kept alive their faint hopes of a top-eight finish and spoiled Sean O’Loughlin’s 400th Wigan appearance.

Last season’s Grand Finalists knew anything other than victory here would consign them to this summer’s Qualifiers, where they would face the Championship’s best sides in a battle to avoid relegation to the second tier.

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Warrington give Steve McNamara harsh introduction to life as Catalans coach

• Warrington 24-16 Catalans
• Qualifiers loom for Catalans as McNamara’s first game ends in defeat

The Catalans Dragons concept is facing perhaps its greatest challenge since the club’s accession to Super League 11 years ago and Steve McNamara was shown first-hand here the enormity of the task awaiting him less than a week after taking charge.

The capacity of the former England coach to make meaningful changes to a side that look in increasing danger of a relegation battle will have been minimal; the fact he began French lessons on Thursday suggests it may be some time before his labour bears fruit.

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Sam Tomkins’s drop goal sends Wigan past Warrington in Challenge Cup

• Warrington Wolves 26-27 Wigan Warriors
• Tomkins scores decisive points on return from injury

It was almost inevitable Sam Tomkins would have the decisive say on the day his nine-month injury nightmare came to an end. The England full-back has made a habit of producing big plays at big moments – even if the past 18 months since his return to Super League have been somewhat frustrating.

Tomkins will undoubtedly take some time to get up to full speed following the troublesome foot injury that has robbed him of almost a year of his career but when the ball came to him in the 73rd minute of this engrossing and dramatic Challenge Cup tie, there was never any doubt as to what would happen next.

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Greg Eden runs in five tries in crushing Castleford win over Warrington

• Castleford 36-16 Warrington
• Winger’s dazzling display helps Super League leaders move six points clear

Greg Eden continued the remarkable revival of his career when he ran in five tries as Castleford took another important step towards ending their 91-year wait to win the championship with a resounding victory over Warrington which left them six points clear at the top of Super League.

On this form the 26-year-old winger looks capable of eclipsing the 40 tries scored by Denny Solomona last season to set the competition’s record before he departed for rugby union. This was Eden’s fifth hat-trick in six games – including a Challenge Cup treble against St Helens – taking his season’s tally to 30 in 18 league games.

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Salford’s title push continues with convincing win at Warrington

• Warrington 10-38 Salford

As this extraordinary Super League season enters its second half it is becoming increasingly evident that Salford are not going to fall away from the title race.

Had it not been for Castleford’s dominance this season, Salford’s transformation into genuine contenders would have been the most eye-catching of all.

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Salford’s title push continues with convincing win at Warrington

• Warrington 10-38 Salford

As this extraordinary Super League season enters its second half it is becoming increasingly evident that Salford are not going to fall away from the title race.

Had it not been for Castleford’s dominance this season, Salford’s transformation into genuine contenders would have been the most eye-catching of all.

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Matt Parcell shines as Leeds storm to clinical victory over Warrington

• Leeds 40-0 Warrington
• Wolves attacking frailties brutally exposed

Leeds produced one of their most clinical performances of 2017 yet to dispose of an out-of-sorts Warrington side to solidify their position in Super League’s top four.

On a night with a number of shocks elsewhere, Leeds would not fall foul of the same fate, leading 12-0 at half-time after surviving a barrage of pressure on their own line and proving to be too good for a Warrington side who continue to be plagued by inconsistency this year.

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Matt Parcell shines as Leeds storm to clinical victory over Warrington

• Leeds 40-0 Warrington
• Wolves attacking frailties brutally exposed

Leeds produced one of their most clinical performances of 2017 yet to dispose of an out-of-sorts Warrington side to solidify their position in Super League’s top four.

On a night with a number of shocks elsewhere, Leeds would not fall foul of the same fate, leading 12-0 at half-time after surviving a barrage of pressure on their own line and proving to be too good for a Warrington side who continue to be plagued by inconsistency this year.

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Warrington’s Kevin Brown punishes his old club Widnes with hat-trick

• Warrington 34-20 Widnes

There could not have been a more opportune moment for Kevin Brown to produce his best performance in a Warrington shirt. The England international has undoubtedly found the going tough since making the move along the M62 from Widnes at the end of last season, but it was somewhat inevitable he would prove to be the difference here.

For four seasons Brown was the heart and soul of Widnes’s transformation from Super League strugglers to a reputable mid-table side – meaning his move to the Vikings’ bitter rivals would always result in a hostile reception the first time he faced his former employers in the colours of Warrington.

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St Helens continue habit of recent times and sink lofty Castleford

• St Helens 26-22 Castleford
• Tigers’ run without victory at Saints reaches 25 years

The tide is turning for rugby league in Castleford but some things seem destined never to change. Twenty-five years have passed since Cas won a competitive fixture at St Helens and, try as they might, they just cannot get the job done in this part of Merseyside.

Knowsley Road, Anfield, even across the M62 in Widnes for a one-off fixture six years ago – and now eight attempts without succeeding at the new stadium.

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Joe Philbin helps Warrington show they can win tough at Widnes

• Widnes 10-19 Warrington

It is clear there is still a way to go for Warrington if they are to fulfil the potential many believe they possess this season but these are the moments which suggest there are at least some green shoots surrounding the recent form of last year’s Grand Finalists.

Three weeks ago, Warrington were bottom of the Super League without a point but a draw against Hull FC and consecutive victories against Leeds and Widnes have followed. Tony Smith’s side are still some way from their best, that much is evident, but this latest victory at least underlined the belief Warrington can win tough: a trait which will be vital if they are to drag themselves away from the bottom four.

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Super League round-up: Warrington Wolves shock Leeds Rhinos

• Wolves record first win of the season with 25-14 victory
• Salford Red Devils record crushing 54-18 win at Hull FC

Leeds Rhinos, who had started the day in second place behind Castleford Tigers, received a shock at the hands of Warrington Wolves. The home team had only mustered a single point from their opening seven games but won 25-14 at Halliwell Jones Stadium, their first victory of what had been a miserable campaign.

Wolves were 12-4 up at the break, Ryan Atkins going over twice, both times converted by Declan Patton, after Tom Briscoe had scored an early try for Leeds. They extended the lead through Tom Lineham early in the second half but Leeds narrowed the deficit to four points when Matt Parcell and Joel Moon both scored. A tense finale looked certain but, 13 minutes from the end, Kurt Gidley came up with a crucial try for Warrington and Patton was again unerring.

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