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Summary

  1. Use 'Live Coverage' tab to choose commentary
  2. FT: Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens
  3. Manfredi and Burgess for Wigan, McCarthy-Scarsbrook for St Helens
  4. FT: Castleford 12-26 Leeds
  5. Ryan Hall scores two of Leeds' five tries
  6. Radio commentary of Huddersfield v Salford (18:00 BST)

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By Phil Cartwright and Matt Newsum

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Today's results

So, how have today's results affected the Super League table?

Well, Leeds are two points clear at the top after their win at Castleford, helped by second-placed St Helens losing at Wigan.

The Warriors are third for now, although Huddersfield will move ahead of them again if they beat Salford in the day's late kick-off. A Salford win would lift them from ninth position into the top four.

FT: Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham told Sky Sports: "I'm so proud of my players, they're so resilient. We've lost two more players today and you've got to swap all your team round. Some of those forwards have played such big minutes and I'm proud of them. We didn't attack that great, but we didn't have any half-backs. All I wanted today was a performance and that's what I got from my team - true grit and determination."

FT: Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

Wigan celebrate
Empics

Wigan head coach Shaun Wane told Sky Sports: "It's a good feeling. That was win at all costs. I've got a lot of respect for Keiron Cunningham and his team and that's what makes this victory a bit more special. They're a class team but I was impressed with my team. We showed a lot of determination in defence. That was the real Wigan."

FT: Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

St Helens forward Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook told Sky Sports: "We're bitterly disappointed. We played as a unit - we've lost some key players. We can only learn. We lost last week [at Hull KR] but we came back and put in a good performance this and obviously it wasn't good enough, but I know that we'll get better, get players back and push for honours again."

FT: Wigan 12-4 St Helens

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Wigan are back in the race, it was what we expected. They're a champion side, with a great coach. We expected they would come good at some stage, they're good defensively and they got attack going today as well."

FT: Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

Wigan half-back George Williams told Sky Sports: "That means everything. What a win that was. It was really tough but the middles dug deep. St Helens gave us a tough match. We targeted these Easter games and I'm really buzzing. I'm from Wigan and I love this."

FT: Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

It's all over, and in front of 24,057 supporters, Wigan and St Helens have treated us to a superb contest.

It's Wigan who come out on top by eight points, but all 34 players on show have given us a special, special game.

Wigan 12-4 St Helens

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"It has been a brave effort by both teams and it was a tremendous tackle by the full-back Ryan Hampshire, Adam Swift tried to put the burners on but he matched him for pace."

Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

Ryan Hampshire - take a bow. Once your Wigan team-mates have stopped hugging you, that is. Adam Swift looks, for all money, to be streaking clear down Saints' left but Hampshire grabs hold of Swift's feet and drags him into touch.

Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

And the chance disappears as Tommy Makinson chases a kick through and catches Ryan Hampshire a little high. Penalty to Wigan, who should see this out now.

Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

Inside the last five minutes, and time is slipping away for St Helens, but wait - Joe Burgess spills the ball in a dangerous area and Saints have a scrum 40 metres out.

A must-score for Saints, this, really.

Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

Wigan are on the charge again but Lee Mossop is prevented from touching the ball down by the referee's whistle, as Phil Bentham signals a forward pass.

Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

Wigan's Joe Burgess has scored in his last four derby appearances against St Helens. His Grand Final try last October counted for nothing. Today, he's probably confirmed his side's victory.

Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"It was very skilful from Joe Burgess and a very skilful kick from George Williams, At eight points it's a massive mountain to climb for Saints. I can't see Saints scoring here, even if they do get the ball they haven't looked like scoring."

TRY

Wigan Warriors 12-4 St Helens (Burgess, con Hampshire)

Warriors prop Lee Mossop grounds the ball - inches short. Three tackles left for Wigan, it's swept out to George Williams, he kicks through to Joe Burgess and it's a try!

Superb finish from the young winger, who just about keeps his feet in the field of play as he grounds the ball.

Ryan Hampshire kicks from the touchline, and that could be the game.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Saying that, the players are exhausted. They've given everything. It's going to take something special, or a mistake, to settle this one.

Maybe that was the error, as Greg Richards runs the ball on the final tackle and runs into a cluster of Wigan defenders 30 metres from his own line.

Big chance.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"That was the big chance for Saints [through Dawson] they threw everything at them, they never looked like getting through and it was great defence. At the moment it seems like a shut out defensively."

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

After last season's Grand Final between these teams, rugby league found itself in the headlines for the wrong reasons. Well this match, the first Wigan-Saints derby since that October encounter at Old Trafford, will hopefully put it in the news for the right reasons.

What a match. What a way to promote Super League.

All we need now is a grandstand finish.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Michael McIlorum
SWPIX.COM

Michael McIlorum is back on the field for Wigan for the final 15 minutes.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

A little dart from Tommy Makinson but Wigan's Dan Sarginson holds him up. Then Ryan Hampshire keeps out Luke Thompson on the last tackle. Superb defence.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"We may not see another try in this game but if we do it might come from a kick. Saints maybe need to look that way. If they put up a kick, they got some players who can catch a ball and Tommy Makinson in particular."

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

A knock on at the play-the-ball from Wigan's Anthony Gelling and St Helens have a scrum just inside the Warriors half. Another chance to attack, can they find a breakthrough? Another knock on from Joel Tomkins, another Saints scrum.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Matty Smith's high bomb is beautifully claimed under pressure by St Helens winger Adam Swift. Wonderful stuff, and another example of how well both teams have defended so far.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Remember, Leeds' victory at Castleford earlier means they're two points clear of St Helens at the top of the table. Wigan would go third, for a short while at least, if they can hold on.

Already, even at this early stage of the season, the margins are so fine.

Just 20 minutes left.

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Joel Tomkins and Kyle Amor
Empics

Enjoying it? That might depend on your allegiance naturally, but it is proof that you don't always need points for it to be a corking game.

Let us know what you think of this Wigan-Saints derby, and the Castleford-Leeds game from earlier - get in touch using #bbcrl on Twitter.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Sensible play from St Helens hooker James Roby, who kicks the ball to the touchline and gains some valuable ground for the visitors. The travelling supporters find their voice, and the Wigan fans respond.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Both sets of players look out on their feet at times, and we've still got 25 minutes left. May be an error, one way or the other, that decides this.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

A knock on from St Helens' Jordan Turner 20 metres out. Missed opportunity for Saints, who have trailed since the opening minute.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Alex Walmsley
SWPIX.COM

That stat was from before today's game. You can add a lot, lot more to that figure of 1,107 metres made by Alex Walmsley this season.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Warriors forward Larne Patrick spills the ball, Alex Walmsley picks up the loose ball for Saints just inside Wigan territory and makes some useful metres for the visitors. Walmsley surely an England international in the making.

Even Jamie Peacock thinks so, and I wouldn't ever argue with him.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

St Helens called upon defensively to deny Dom Manfredi and then Anthony Gelling from close range. Then Saints' Tommy Makinson almost fumbles under his own posts but clutches the ball at the second attempt and brings it away from danger.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

Kevin Brown

Widnes Vikings captain on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"What a warrior Paul Wellens is. He's been out there for three minutes when he can barely walk and now he's been replaced. I tip my hat to him."

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

The penalty comes to nothing, and Paul Wellens hobbles off. Not sure what the issue is, or indeed how he suffered the injury. Tommy Makinson drops in to the full-back berth.

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

The first action of the second half is a high tackle by St Helens forward Greg Richards. Wigan penalty on halfway, and Saints full-back Paul Wellens struggling with an injury, it seems.

Under way again

Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

I've consumed a few sweets and reloaded my mug with coffee. Well, I've been brought a mug of coffee by a colleague. So I'm ready to go for this second half, hopefully the players can repeat their efforts of the first. St Helens kick us off.

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Still to come...

Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils (18:00 BST)

After a shocking start to the season, Huddersfield Giants have found some real form in recent weeks. Similarly Salford, who have recovered from a slow opening to the campaign and are finally beginning to show signs of a side that can challenge for a top-eight place in 2015.

Stay on this page for coverage of Huddersfield v Salford from 18:00 BST - there will not be a text commentary of this match, but you can listen to live radio commentary from BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Manchester.

Rhinos blunt Tigers

FT: Castleford Tigers 12-26 Leeds Rhinos

Leeds celebrate their second try of the afternoon at The Jungle, scored by winger Ryan Hall
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Leeds Rhinos overcame West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers in Good Friday's lunchtime kick-off, with a 26-12 win at The Jungle.

It was a result that put Brian McDermott's side two points above St Helens before kick-off at the DW Stadium, and you can

read the BBC Sport report here.

HT: Wigan Warriors 6-4 St Helens

More from the DW Stadium on the way, but let's take a little look back at what happened earlier on in Super League...