Wigan lose to Castleford, St Helens beat Catalans


Wigan Warriors fell to a third defeat in four matches as they lost 36-22 at Castleford Tigers in the Super League Super 8s on Friday.

Hat-trick hero Denny Solomona and Paul McShane crossed to give the Tigers a 12-0 lead, but Sam Powell hit back for the Warriors before Solomona scored twice in the second half.

John Bateman and Lee Mossop ran in quick tries for Wigan as they cut Castleford's lead to four points, but the win was secured when Ryan Hampshire scored against his parent club, with Oliver Holmes' late try adding gloss to the scoreline.

Adam Swift scored four tries in a game for the second time this year as St Helens beat Catalans Dragons 39-16.

Swift crossed four times in a 48-16 win over Hull KR in June and he repeated the trick again at Langtree Park, sealing a first-half hat-trick as St Helens led 16-12 at the interval.

A fourth Swift try and scores from Jack Owens and Joe Greenwood saw St Helens cruise to victory and they strengthen their grip on fourth place in the table.

In Friday's Qualifiers match, Leeds Rhinos edged a tight match 22-18 against Hull KR to continue their unbeaten start.

Both teams won their first game of the Qualifiers but Kallum Watkins and a James Segeyaro double saw the hosts to victory despite a late fightback.