May 5 2012
Huddersfield have missed the chance to return to the top of Stobart Super League as Catalan Dragons held onto their unbeaten home record with a 27-20 victory.
The lead changed hands six times before a drop goal from Thomas Bosc edged the Dragons in front five minutes from the end and centre Vincent Duport made sure of a precious victory with his side's fifth try three minutes later.
The Dragons' hard-fought victory puts them just two points behind Wigan and Huddersfield with a game in hand, but some of the gloss was taken from it with the loss of influential scrum-half Scott Dureau with a knee injury.
A scrappy match reflected the tricky conditions at Stade Gilbert Brutus as thunder and lightning, accompanied by a heavy downpour, gave way to bright sunshine but left behind a greasy ball that made handling awkward.
Two scintillating tries by England winger Tom Briscoe helped his Hull side to a first win against Leeds in five years as they recorded a 34-20 victory at the KC Stadium.
Hull ended an 11-game losing streak against the reigning champions that stretched back to 2007, while also halting a run of impressive results of late for the Rhinos. The win lifts Hull to within three points of league leaders Wigan, while Leeds stay in seventh a further three points behind.
Danny Tickle, Will Sharp and Ben Crooks also crossed over for Hull with Tickle kicking seven goals, while Ben Jones-Bishop, Carl Ablett, Ryan Hall and Danny McGuire scored the tries for Leeds as Kevin Sinfield got two goals.