Super League roundup: St Helens go top of the table

Wigan coach Shaun Wane during the Stobart Super League match between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium on March 23, 2012
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St Helens replace Wigan Warriors at the top of the table on a busy day of Super League action.

St Helens have replaced Wigan Warriors at the top of the Super League table with a 38-16 triumph at home to Castleford Tigers.

The Saints were dominant throughout at Langtree Park as seven tries, including two from Paul Wellens, saw them come away with the points.

While St Helens came through their match with few problems on Sunday, Wigan were beaten 36-28 at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

The high-scoring encounter, which featured 11 tries, was finely balanced before Reece Lyne touched down in the dying minutes to help the Wildcats seal a memorable win.

Leeds Rhinos are now in second place in the table after they came from behind to earn a 38-28 victory at Widnes Vikings.

Despite trailing 16-10 following a hard-fought opening 40 minutes, tries from Kevin Sinfield, Liam Sutcliffe, Tom Briscoe, Danny McGuire and Josh Walters saw Leeds turn the game around.

Meanwhile, Warrington Wolves kept their hopes of a playoff place alive thanks to a 36-20 victory at home to Salford City Reds.

The Wolves opened up a commanding 22-6 lead at the break before Rhys Evans and Ben Currie both went over during the second period to secure a seventh consecutive triumph for their side.

Kevin Sinfield of Leeds Rhinos lines up a conversion during the Super League match between Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos at DW Stadium on September 5, 2013
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Super League TablePPTS
1Castleford Tigers2542
2Leeds Rhinos2532
3Hull FC2531
4Wakefield Trinity Wildcats2528
5St Helens2527
6Salford Red Devils2526
7Wigan Warriors2525
8Huddersfield Giants2523
9Warrington Wolves2320
10Catalans Dragons2315
11Leigh Centurions2312
12Widnes Vikings2311