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Summary

  1. FT: Wigan 30-20 Warrington. Dom Manfredi gets his hat-trick to help Wigan to victory.
  2. Wigan announce Sam Tomkins to rejoin from NZ Warriors on four-year deal from 2016.
  3. Wigan prop Ben Flower made his return after a six-month suspension.

Live Reporting

By Nathan Middleton

All times stated are UK

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St Helens v Leeds - Friday 20:00 BST

FT: Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Having been served a bona fide treat tonight with Wigan's win against Warrington, the appetite is whet for tomorrow's top-of-the-table showdown between champions St Helens and league leaders Leeds Rhinos.

The two foes have clashed in Grand Finals, Challenge Cup finals and semi-finals, and generally turn out a cracker even if it's a everyday Super League game.

You can find live text commentary of that game on the BBC Sport website from 19:30 BST tomorrow.

Until then, good night!

Jamie Peacock and Paul Wellens.
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FT: Wigan 30-20 Warrington

That's all folks. Wigan take the points tonight in one of the best games so far.

Ben Flower makes his comeback after the longest every Super League ban. And Sam Tomkins returns to Wigan in 2016.

Thanks for your company - you can return again tomorrow for more rugby league fun.

Ben Flower

FT: Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Ben Flower
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Sam Tomkins and Dom Manfredi will be making the headlines tomorrow morning, but don't forget that Wigan prop Ben Flower played his first game in 187 days after his six-month ban.

He got a rapturous reception when he came on from the home fans and

Warriors Twitter account has shown him posing for pictures after the game.

FT: Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Ryan Hampshire
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If you prefer your politics, or any other Thursday night activity, to your rugby and have been watching the leaders debate, then Matt Newsum rounds up all 10 tries in his

match report.

Missed the tries?

FT: Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Wigan celebrate
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Well no fear, ALL the tries of what has been a thriller at the DW Stadium will be shown in the north of England on Monday night's Super League Show at 23:25 BST - BBC One.

Tanya Arnold and the team will have highlights of all the Super League games and the best of the Challenge Cup action from round five.

If you are unable to catch the Monday night edition, it will be shown at 09:15 BST throughout the country on BBC Two and of course

the iPlayer all week.

Shaun Wane

FT: Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane on Sky Sports:

"We've had a tough period of late over Easter and I commend the boys as they did well today.

"Our attack was very, very good against a good Warrington team. Where they are in the league is not where they should be.

(On Sam Tomkins) "I'm really pleased we've got him back, he's an outstanding individual."

Dom Manfredi

FT: Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Dom Manfredi
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Dom Manfredi takes his season total to 9 in Super League, just one behind the top scorer, Hull FC's Tom Lineham, with his second hat-trick in a row.

The Wigan winger signed a

four-year deal at the start of April after progressing through the youth system,

FT: Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Despite the impressive performance, that is now five losses in their last six games for Warrington.

Tony Smith's side remain fifth in Super League but will probably drop down from that position with the rest of the 11th round fixtures to come.

Man of the match

Wigan 30-20 Warrington

A good night all around for Wigan.

That win keeps them third in the Super League table but they are now just a point behind champions St Helens who sit second.

On the night that it was confirmed his brother Sam would be returning to the Warriors, Joel Tomkins showed moments of genius with some of his off-loading tonight.

He though was beaten to man-of-the-match by Anthony Gelling who scored one try and was integral to most of Dom Manfredi's touch downs.

Full time

Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Wigan maintain their 100% home record so far this season, but they were run very close by Warrington as the lead changed six times over the course of 80 minutes.

Dom Manfredi, who is keeping England winger Josh Charnley out of the side at the moment, with his second successive hat-trick in a game of 10 tries.

Wigan 30-20 Warrington

What have you made of the game tonight - the best of Super League so far this season?

You can share your thoughts using #bbcrl as we stay with you for reaction after the game until 22:30 BST tonight.

Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Credit to Tony Smith's Warrington who are still trying to play the ball and find gaps in the hosts defence, but the Cherry and Whites are being well marshalled at the moment.

Wigan in possession inside their own half.

Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Gene Ormsby shows subtle hands to lay in Toby King and his long range break gets Warrington into Wigan's half.

They work through the set but Wigan gather the kick and have possession again.

Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Chris Hill knocks the ball on in the tackle for Warrington and Wigan are now in control in the closing stages.

After such a frantic game, the hosts are slowing the ball down now.

Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Close from Warrington. A delicate chip over the top from Declan Patton and winger Gene Orsmby stretches but is unable to gather the ball after touching his fingertips and it spills dead.

The visitors need a score soon to try and get back into this game.

Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Paul Rowley

Leigh Centurions coach on BBC Radio Manchester

"I think that's too much for Warrington. they're looking a bit battered, and lost a lot of shape in attack."

TRY (Manfredi, hat-trick)

Wigan 30-20 Warrington

Is that the killer try from Wigan?

After Matty Smith has his attempted drop goal closed down, the ball dribbles along the floor to Anthony Gelling and he kicks, yes kicks, the ball into the hands of Dom Manfredi who still has to beat two defenders before touching down.

That is second hat-trick in four days after he crossed three times against the Catalans Dragons on Sunday.

Wigan 26-20 Warrington

A couple of tasty challenges going in from either side.

First, Tony Clubb smashes into Richie Myler when the Warrington scrum-half gets the kick away and then Chris Bridge goes high on Dom Manfredi - the referee, Richard Silverwood, though was happy with both tackles.

Wigan 26-20 Warrington

Paul Rowley

Leigh Centurions coach on BBC Radio Manchester

"Dom Manfredi has been patient here at Wigan, Josh Charnley lost his spot and you can't see beyond Manfredi in this form.

TRY (Manfredi)

Wigan 26-20 Warrington

After checking with the video referee for obstruction, Wigan's Dom Manfredi is awarded the try.

Manfredi pirouettes as he gets to the try line following slick hands from Anthony Gelling, again it was well working through the hands from the hosts backline. Matty Smith misses another kick and the game still remains finely balanced.

PENALTY

Wigan 22-20 Warrington

Warrington forward Ben Currie holds onto Joel Tomkins for too long and Wigan have themselves a penalty.

Understandably, the game has just lost some momentum in the past few minutes.

Substitution

Wigan 22-20 Warrington

Michael McIlorum stumbles to his feet after that challenge and is quite obviously concussed and despite saying he wants to stay on, the Wigan physio tells him to have a break.

Wigan 22-20 Warrington

Michael McIlorum stops the momentum of a Warrington attack with a huge hit on James Laithwaite. He hit him with everything he had, but the Wigan hooker has stayed down for treatment.

Substitution

Wigan 22-20 Warrington

Ben Flower comes off to more applause from the home fans. They're showing their support for him. He's been solid so far in his first appearance of the season on his return.

Wigan 22-20 Warrington

Wigan nearly extend their lead through another sublime Joel Tomkins offload. Tomkins releases Dom Manfredi but the winger is unable to find a team-mate when running towards the line.

TRY (Gelling, goal Smith)

Wigan 22-20 Warrington

A well worked move through the hands by Wigan as they work it from left to right. Runners everywhere but it is Anthony Gelling who is able to break the despairing tackles on him.

That's 33 tries from 61 appearances for the Warriors now for the big centre.

Sam Tomkins

Wigan 16-20 Warrington

Sam Tomkins
BBC

Good news spreads fast. Sam Tomkins is currently the fifth trending topic in the UK on Twitter.

You can read more on his £200,000 move back to Wigan on the BBC Sport

website.

Wigan 16-20 Warrington

Paul Rowley

Leigh Centurions coach on BBC Radio Manchester

"Declan Patton has got one hell of a boot on him, it's a catchable kick, a fundamental error.

"Warrington celebrated like they had won the Challenge Cup - they're all about body language and psychology."

Wigan 16-20 Warrington

Second big mistake of the night from Ryan Hampshire. A high kick from Warrington's Declan Patton is sent up and the Wigan full-back spills the ball. Warrington on the attack...

TRY (Currie, goal Ratchford)

Wigan 16-20 Warrington

After defending their line in the opening minutes, a simple Warrington passing moving finds Ben Currie in space and the second-row stretches his legs for an easy run in.

That is the sixth time the lead has changed already this game. Stefan Ratchford kicks his second goal of the night.

I'm going to put my neck out and say we can probably expect some more tries...

Wigan 16-14 Warrington

Anthony Gelling for some reason decides to not throw the ball to Dom Manfredi, who is free, early on in the set.

The Warriors work it across the line again, and after a Joel Tomkins break, this time Gelling does give the ball to his winger but good defensive cover prevents him from crossing.

Kick-off

Wigan 16-14 Warrington

We're back underway at the DW Stadium and it could not be a worse start for Warrington as they let the ball run into touch and Wigan have an attacking scrum.

Elsewhere in rugby league

Wigan 16-14 Warrington

Don't forget there is Challenge Cup action across the weekend as well as games from Super League and League One.

The plum ties? Well on Sunday - Leigh Miners Rangers of the National Conference League take on York at the home of neighbours Leigh - who welcome Salford on Saturday.

Bradford Bulls go against Hull KR and Sheffield host Hull FC at Bramall Lane.

BBC's Super League Show has previewed the round five ties, which you can watch

here.

Wigan 16-14 Warrington

Warrington centre Ryan Atkins, who is missing the game with a sternum injury, said on

Twitter: "Great half of rugby! Some solid tackles, some great individual skills & amazing team tries. If we control the ruck better we will win this"

Sam Tomkins

So after a breathtaking half of rugby, the news that one of the worlds best players is returning to Super League next year - just how good is Sam Tomkins?

Lets us know your thoughts using #bbcrl

Sam Tomkins

Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan on BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think it's good for rugby league, he's back at Wigan which is where he is meant to be.

"Sam is utterly delighted to be coming back, I think it's better than relief, that makes it sound like a negative.

"He's loved the year and a half in New Zealand and he wants to end his time here on a high but he's looking forward to coming back and playing for Wigan with [brothers] Joel and Logan."

Sam Tomkins

There was a huge cheer as the Sam Tomkins news filtered around the Wigan fans. Tomkins then spoke to fans via a recorded message on the big screen at the DW Stadium.

"He's back at Wigan where he should be. It's (the negotiating) been going on for about three-and-a-half weeks now. " Wigan chairman Ian Lenegan tells BBC Radio Manchester.

Sam Tomkins

Wigan 16-14 Warrington

Sam Tomkins
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Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan announces that England full-back Sam Tomkins will return to the Warriors from the New Zealand Warriors on a four-year contract, for a fee of £200,000.

Half-time

Wigan 16-14 Warrington

A frantic end to the first-half as Warrington were throwing the ball around to try and regain the lead before the break.

Wigan though hold out and we can all catch our collective breaths after a brilliant half of rugby league.

Wigan 16-14 Warrington

A few scrappy bits of play, but Wigan on the attack again. Joe Burgess is unable to take a kick under pressure from Wire's Joe Monaghan and Warrington bring it away.

News of a big half-time announcement currently doing the rounds... we'll keep you updated.