18th August 2019, 21:18 | womens_super_league
Castleford and St Helens continue to battle it out at the top of the table for the League Leaders' Shield, while Wigan and Bradford kept up the cat and mouse game as the Women's Super League continued on Sunday afternoon.
Following the groundbreaking announcement the Betfred will be the first ever title sponsor of the Women's Super League, Leeds Rhinos played host to Castleford Tigers in a Challenge Cup Final rematch at Emerald Headingley Stadium in Leeds.
The Rhinos were looking to make it a double over the Tigers, and become the first side to beat Castleford in the league this year, but the visitors put in another sterling performance to continue unbeaten at the top of the table.
There were three tries a piece in the first half, but it was Castleford who ran away with it in the second half, including a double from Maisie Lumb to keep the Tigresses perfect record intact after ten games.
Featherstone Rovers found themselves 7-6 ahead after a stagnant first half at the LD Nutrition Stadium, a Kayleigh Bulman try and Katie Hepworth drop goal putting the hosts in the driving seat.
St Helens were eager to hold onto their second placed spot though, as they launched a phenomenal second half comeback to score eight tries with eight different scorers to take an important 50-7 win that keeps them right behind Castleford in the chase for top spot at the end of the season.
Bradford Bulls continued in their efforts to push for a top four spot with a crucial win over Wakefield that keeps them in the running.
Wakefield opened the scoring through Michala Reith but Bradford overturned the early deficit to run nine efforts past bottom of the league Trinity, including a double from Amy Hardcastle to give them the 48-4 victory.
Wigan Warriors got themselves back to winning ways at the Robin Park Arena, as they kept York City Knights Ladies to nil, maintaining the gap between themselves and Bradford Bulls in fifth.
Vanessa Temple got a hat-trick of tries on the day, with debutant Hayley Martinus also getting over the whitewash as the reigning Champions bagged nine tries in a 42-0 rout.