It was a case of 'anything you can do, we can do better' as the top two sides in the Kingstone Press Championship matched one another point for point in their respective games.
Round Ten gave the top two sides simple looking fixtures as Leigh Centurions hosted the Batley Bulldogs, and Bradford Bulls made the trip to the Keepmoat for the early fixture against Doncaster.
The game of the round saw third take on fourth as Sheffield and Halifax met in the late kick-off, with the prospect of a home win opening the door for Dewsbury, London and Featherstone to finish the weekend in fourth spot.
The Catalans Dragons were looking for a victory to lift them above their visitors, Hull KR and to catapult them back into the all important top eight. It was a game with the promise of plenty of points as these two have form for scoring and conceding plenty of points against one another.
The home side were without the likes of Dureau, Anderson and Tonga but the Robins had their own injury problems and gave Australian Dane Tilse his debut.
Richard Silverwood was in the middle, and while we started the game in the dry there was the threat of heavy rain as we moved into early evening.
The Rhinos have only lost one game in 2015, the March trip to the Halliwell-Jones to take on tonight's visitors, the Warrington Wolves. Leeds, five points clear of the field after last nights Wigan victory, were firm favourites against a Wolves side who had only managed one win in their last five, since beating the Rhinos on home soil.
But tonight was about more than just the points, it was about Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfields 500th Leeds performance, only the fourth player in Leeds long history to reach the milestone. Surely the Wolves couldn't upset the odds and spoil the party, as over seventeen thousand descended on Headingley.
Wigan were eyeing second spot, while their supporters who made the trip over the Pennines for tonight's match, were wondering whether their side could emulate the Wolves and inflict another massacre on Super Leagues' cut adrift bottom side.
Few gave the Wildcats any hope, and many tuning in on SKY will have been hoping for, rather than expecting, a decent game.
So the Wildcats had nothing to lose as cast iron underdogs against a Wigan side who are starting to look like serious contenders for the top super eights battle to come.
Thirty-three incidents involving players from Super League teams were investigated by the RFL disciplinary after last weekends Challenge Cup and round Eleven fixtures.
After consideration of the video evidence there were six charges brought, and one caution issued, to Ashley Gibson of Castleford Tigers for use of the knees in the fifty-ninth minute of their game against Widnes.
Of the charges brought, three were resolved through early guilty pleas (EGP's) and three resulted in a trip to appear before the panel.
There were several sharp intakes of breath when the draw for the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup was made, none more pronounced than when Championship trail-blazers Leigh Centurions were drawn at home against Salford Red Devils.
Over six thousand were at the Leigh Sports Village for the tie of the round, with the Red Devils being the bookies favourites to uphold the honour of Super League and inflict the Centurions first home defeat in eighteen months.
Paul Rowley, his side, and his supporters have an expectation of being in Super League next season and this was their chance to benchmark themselves against the fourth placed side in the flagship competition.
The game of Round eleven saw first travel to second as the Rhinos made the trip to Langtree Park, not their happiest of hunting grounds, to take on Kieron Cunningham's Saints.
The rest of the league was rooting for the Saints, to try and bring the Rhinos back to the pack, as a win tonight for the Blue and Amber would see them six points clear and with one hand on the league leaders shield.
Both sides were carrying large numbers of injured absentees but there was still plenty of potential for them to serve up a feast.
With four Super League clubs taken out of action by the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup, it is a case of quality rather than quantity this weekend.
The round opened with third against fifth as Wigan Warriors and the Warrington Wolves met to do battle at the DW Stadium, both keen to keep up the pressure on the clubs above them.
Both sides came into the game on the back of nilling their opponents last week, despite some below par performances in the preceding weeks.
The race for the top four of the Kingstone Press Championship is still no clearer after an exciting round nine, and with just four points separating fourth spot from ninth there are plenty of twists and turns to come. Even the two Cumbrian sides in tenth and eleventh are not totally out of it.
Leigh and Bradford both marched on with victories but Sheffield Eagles offered the former a more thorough test than others have in recent weeks. Salford Red Devils will not be relishing the thought of their Ladbrokes Challenge Cup visit to Leigh Sports Village next Saturday afternoon.
Newspaper reports in Australia are linking Leeds Rhinos to a move to sign St George Illawara Dragons and England star half-back Gareth Widdop. It is understood that Gary Hetherington made contact with the highly regarded 26-year-old as the Rhinos supremo looks to replace Kevin Sinfield, after he departs to rugby union at the end of the 2015 season.
Widdop has another two full seasons to run on his contract with the Dragons but there is some speculation that he may be interested in entertaining thoughts of a move.
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