Saints down Giants 11-8 in English RL

Travis Burns kicked a late penalty to see get St Helens past Huddersfield Giants 11-8 in the Super League on Sunday.

With less than quarter of an hour remaining, the two sides were locked 8-8 after Jordan Turner had cancelled out Leroy Cudjoe’s early opener for hosts Huddersfield.

But after Luke Walsh nudged St Helens into the lead with a drop goal in his first game since returning from a broken leg, former Penrith Panther star Burns sent over his third penalty of the game to seal the victory for the visitors.

St Helens sit second in the Super League table, one place ahead of Wigan who breezed past Catalans Dragons 34-0 in front of their home fans.

Dominic Manfredi scored a hat-trick while winger Joe Burgess — who will join Sydney Roosters next season — went over twice, with Dan Sarginson, Anthony Gelling and Ryan Hampshire also getting in on the act.

Earlier on Sunday, Lama Tasi — who started his career with Sydney Roosters — grabbed a try but it wasn’t enough to prevent Salford Red Devils from ending their home hoodoo against Leeds Rhinos.

Tasi was joined on the scoresheet by fullback Niall Evans but Salford suffered their 20th successive home defeat at the hands of Leeds as veteran prop Jamie Peacock went over twice in the first half of a 28-18 win.

Ash Handley, Rob Burrow and Zak Hardaker joined Peacock in going over for the visitors with Salford’s last taste of home success against Leeds coming back in 1993.

On Saturday, Warrington got back to winning ways in some style as they scored 14 tries in an 80-0 drubbing of basement boys Wakefield.

Richie Myler grabbed a hat-trick in the rout and Stefan Ratchford helped himself to a personal tally of 28 points as Warrington put four consecutive losses firmly behind them.

Castleford climbed above Hull KR into fifth place thanks to a 25-4 success, but the win came at a cost as top try-scorer Justin Carney suffered a suspected dislocated elbow.

Hull KR arrived in Castleford having won their previous three games, but could only muster a solitary score through ex-Parramatta Eels winger Ken Sio.

The hosts, meanwhile, scored tries through Jordan Tansey, Luke Gale, Nathan Massey and Frankie Mariano, although they are now sweating over the fitness of former Sydney Rooster Carney.

On Friday, Tom Lineham helped himself to a hat-trick as Hull FC beat Widnes 22-8 to record back-to-back wins for the first time since last June.

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