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Summary

  1. Leaders St Helens beat Wigan 21-18 in thriller
  2. Hull FC beat Hull KR 30-22 in first Super League Hull derby since 2016
  3. Hull FC had Bureta Faraimo sent off early on for high shot on Chris Atkin
  4. Josh Charnley scores twice on his return from rugby union as Warrington beat Widnes
  5. Huddersfield drew thriller 22-22 with Leeds
  6. Salford ease to 32-16 win over Catalans Dragons

Live Reporting

By Matt Newsum and Steve Marshall

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today was a good day

    #bbcrl

    St Helens fans cheer

    As Ice Cube once opined, 'today was a good day'. He obviously wasn't a Wigan or Hull KR fan then.

    Not just any good day, it was a Good Friday and it lived up to the billing, a selection of rugby league games as tasty as any basket of high-quality chocolate eggs.

    There was Salford's victory against Catalans, a 44-point draw between Leeds and Huddersfield and a Warrington success against Widnes in their own particular parochial rivalry.

    The city of Hull came together in a nerve-shredding masterpiece edged by FC from the west of the city, before St Helens and Wigan capped off the day with a pulsating Super League encounter.

    You know what's even better (for us not involved that is), we get to do it all again on Monday. Happy days. Happy Easter. Enjoy.

  2. Super League recap

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    Here are the stories from today's Super League games.

    • Hull FC beat city rivals Hull KR in the first derby of the season
    • St Helens edged past a tough Wigan side in their derby, Danny Richardson playing a key role
    • Salford continued Catalans' miserable start to the season with a third straight home win.
    • In his first game as interim head coach Chris Thorman saw Huddersfield draw with Leeds.
    • Warrington beat Widnes to continue their upturn in form under Steve Price.
    • Castleford beat Wakefield on Thursday night to continue their winning run to five games.
  3. Post-match reaction

    FT: St Helens 21-18 Wigan

    Wigan half-back George Williams told BBC Radio 5 live:

    "It was a great game to play in even though I was on the losing side.

    "It is never nice losing a Good Friday derby. I thought we dominated the first 20 minutes but we gave away too many penalties.

    "I thought we have pinched it in the second half but it was not to be."

  4. Post-match reaction

    FT: St Helens 21-18 Wigan

    St Helens celebrate

    St Helens half-back Danny Richardson told BBC Radio 5 live:

    "Landing that conversion and drop-goal at the end is what I get paid to do and what I train for.

    "There is nothing better than playing in front of these fans and getting a win like that.

    "It was an amazing atmosphere, it was my first derby and I am loving every minute, especially after winning."

  5. Post-match reaction

    FT: St Helens 21-18 Wigan

    St Helens winger Regan Grace told BBC Radio 5 live:

    "My try came off the back of everyone playing a part and I was in the right place at the right time.

    "It was a typical Good Friday derby - everyone was giving everything and everyone wanted to win.

    "I've never been involved in a game like the Good Friday derby. To make a bit of history with that try is amazing."

  6. Full time

    St Helens 21-18 Wigan

    St Helens come out on top in a thriller of a derby against Wigan that swung back and forth throughout, only for the home side to grab the spoils late on.

    It wasn't as frantically incident-packed as the Hull tussle but it was full-on tension from start to finish, a contest of two tough-as-teak teams.

    St Helens showed glimpses of their class, as did Wigan, but the whole game was built around spirit and grit.

    Saints deserve the win but Wigan deserve immense credit.

  7. TRY - St Helens 21-18 Wigan

    Joel Tomkins

    Joel Tomkins gives Wigan a glimmer of hope, but George Williams misses the kick.

    That will be it.

  8. DROP-GOAL - St Helens 21-14 Wigan

    Danny Richardson

    Now it's not. Danny Richardson sinks the drop-goal to a cresendo of noise around the Totally Wicked Stadium.

    It has been pulsating, it has been grinding and nerve-shredding but now St Helens have done the job.

    This will be a massive derby win, with about 90 seconds to go.

  9. TRY - St Helens 20-14 Wigan

    Regan Grace, con Danny Richardson

    WOW. Drama and excitement as St Helens regain the lead in an amazing turn of events.

    Saints spliced Wigan open at the back as Ben Barba and Ryan Morgan ripped down the right side and when the ball was shifted left, a stunning, looping pass by Jonny Lomax found Regan Grace who touched down in the corner.

    Danny Richardson wallops over the conversion. Saints have the lead but it is soooooo precarious.

  10. Post update

    St Helens 14-14 Wigan

    There might be some jangling nerves as we edge into the last five minutes, where drop goals become priceless.

    Danny Richardson will fancy one. George Williams too. Sam Powell has a pop... MISSED!

  11. PENALTY - St Helens 14-14 Wigan

    Danny Richardson

    Sean O'Loughlin hung on too long in a tackle on Morgan Knowles, and it's an easy two from Danny Richardson to level from the tee.

    Eight to go.

  12. Post update

    St Helens 12-14 Wigan

    St Helens have lost their earlier composure, flinging the ball about but without the quality they had in the first period.

    Wigan have come thundering back, buoyed by the score. They can keep Saints at arms length.

    What they can't afford to do is give away penalties, give Saints a chance to strike. They do have threats in waiting.

  13. TRY - St Helens 12-14 Wigan

    Willie Isa, con George Williams

    Willie Isa scores for Wigan

    Willie Isa might have scored the most important try of his career, crashing in to put Wigan level, and George Williams conversion scrapes through.

    Shaun Wane punches the air. It's swung the way of Wigan. Saints have to come out and play now.

  14. TRY REVIEW

    St Helens 12-8 Wigan

    Wigan go for broke on the last and then the ball goes loose.

    Oliver Gildart has a go out wide. Held-up. Then Willie Isa swoops on a ball and slides over. Is it good?

  15. Full time: Huddersfield 22-22 Leeds

    It finishes all square at Huddersfield where Ash Handley's late converted try earned Leeds a point.

    Both sides missed drop-goal attempt in those dying seconds.

  16. Post update

    St Helens 12-8 Wigan

    It's poised on a knife-edge this game.

    Wigan are without Morgan Escare for the rest of the game after he failed a concussion test.

    Meanwhile, Saints looked threatening a moment ago but failed to execute the play. Ben Barba flinging the pass slightly behind Regan Grace. He is human after all.

  17. Full time: Warrington 32-18 Widnes

    Josh Charnley

    A memorable return to rugby league for Josh Charnley, who scored two tries on his Warrington debut after moving from Sale to help give his new side victory over Widnes.

  18. TRY Huddersfield 22-22 Leeds Rhinos

    Ash Handley, con Kallum Watkins

    Drama in Huddersfield where we're all square with time running out.

    Danny Brough had kicked a penalty to extend the Giants' lead but Ash Handley crosses for his second try and Kallum Watkins adds the extras.

  19. Post update

    St Helens 12-8 Wigan

    Wigan made a hash of their last kick, ending up offside after a very shallow skyscraping bomb came down.

    Saints in response go rushing forward. Beautifully threaded kick is tapped dead by the scrambling Liam Farrell. Actually, Robert Hicks has awarded Wigan a penalty instead.

  20. TRY Warrington 32-18 Widnes

    Rhys Hanbury, con Tom Gilmore

    Widnes aren't done yet as Sam Wilde puts Rhys Hanbury in and Tom Gilmore converts.

    Warrington are still in charge though with time running out.