A hat-trick of tries from England centre Ryan Atkins helped Warrington to a 40-18 victory over Hull to keep the pressure on Stobart Super League leaders Wigan.
In front of watching England boss Steve McNamara, Atkins produced a superb all-round performance to help his side cut Wigan's lead at the top to just a point before the Warriors meet Widnes on Monday night.
Atkins claimed two tries in an evenly contested first half which saw the sides level at 18-18 at half time but his third try of the afternoon was the gamebreaker.
With the Wolves holding a six point advantage at 24-18 and Hull down to 12-men after the sin-binning of Willie Manu, Atkins showed tremendous power and pace to race 30 metres to score a superb individual try.
The Wolves scored 22 unanswered points in the second half with further tries from Lee Briers, Garreth Carvell and Joel Monaghan to add to first-half efforts from Chris Riley and two from Atkins while Gareth O'Brien landed six conversions from seven attempts.
Hull grabbed tries through Kirk Yeaman, Manu and Joe Westerman and three goals from Danny Tickle in defeat.
Defending champions Leeds continued their climb back up the standings with a comfortable 40-22 win over a Castleford side sorely missing the creative skills of Rangi Chase.
Ryan Hall, Ben Jones-Bishop and Rob Burrow all touched down twice as the Rhinos ran in seven tries at Headingley for the second time in seven days as they built on their 44-40 win over Wakefield which lifted them back into the top eight.
Kallum Watkins bagged Leeds' other try with Brett Ferres (2), Paul Jackson and Craig Huby the men to go over for the away side.
The Rhinos are now up to sixth while the Tigers are floundering in 12th after suffering a fourth defeat in five matches and with renewed doubt over the future of Chase, the reigning Man of Steel and England international who was left out of the side as a disciplinary measure.
Huddersfield stand-off Danny Brough boosted his chances of an England start with an impressive performance as the Giants brought to an end a five-match losing streak with a 46-10 victory over London Broncos.
Brough, who missed out on selection for the last England game, could figure on home soil when Steve McNamara's men face the Exiles in Huddersfield next Wednesday.
He caught the eye in an otherwise dour battle with Super League strugglers London through two pieces of first-half skill that opened up the Broncos' defence and set up tries for team-mates.
Michael Lawrence, Luke George, Larne Patrick, Eorl Crabtree (2), Aaron Murphy, Scott Grix and Kevin Brown were the players to cross for the Giants.
Tries from Julien Rinaldi and Craig Gower weren't enough for London.
Crisis club Bradford kept in touch with the play-off contenders with a hard-fought 34-26 victory over Wakefield.
The cash-strapped Bulls, who face the prospect of entering administration on Tuesday, trailed by two points at half time but scored two tries to one and added a couple of penalties in the second half to edge home.
Shaun Ainscough, Keith Lulia (2), Elliott Whitehead and Olivier Elima got the tries for Bradford with Wakefield's scores coming from Ben Cockayne, Kyle Amor, Paul Aiton, Frankie Mariano and Tim Smith.
On Friday night, Salford let slip a 10-0 lead against St Helens for the second time this season as Mike Rush's men continued their impressive run with a 32-10 success.
The Reds conceded 38 points without reply in going down 38-10 at Langtree Park in February and there was a touch of deja vu as they were once more unable to maintain their early promise.
Saints have now lost just two of 11 league matches under Rush and Keiron Cunningham, both to leaders Wigan, and have their sights set firmly on a seventh consecutive Grand Final appearance.
Vinnie Anderson and Danny Williams both crossed for the hosts in the first period, with Daniel Holdsworth adding a conversion.
But Saints hit back with Jonny Lomax, Michael Shenton, Lance Hohaia, Josh Jones, Paul Wellens and Tom Makinson all scoring tries.
Catalan Dragons strengthened their grip on third place with a thrilling if not entertaining 13-10 win over Hull KR.
Scott Dureau was on form with the boot with a superb drop goal and penalty at the death to secure the win.
It was the Dragons that broke the deadlock. Video referee Ian Smith found no fault with Daryl Millard's high leap and knock back for Clint Greenshields, who in turn sent Setaimata Sa over for the score.
Dureau, whose kick caused the confusion in the first place, missed the conversion but Catalan led 4-0 after 17 minutes.
Rovers' response was impressive and prompt. Jake Webster had little room to ground Blake Green's kick but he did to level the scores, and Dobson's conversion gave the home side a 6-4 advantage after 20 minutes.
Dureau equalised for the Dragons with a 55th-minute penalty, but the sides did not stay on level terms for long.
Five minutes later, Scott Murrell found himself on the left wing to ground Lincoln Withers' inch perfect kick through.
Dobson was off target with the conversion, but Rovers held a 10-6 lead which, in the wet conditions, was a good one until Greenshields scored an unconverted try to level matters with five minutes to go before Dureau dropped a goal three minutes later to break the 10-10 deadlock.
A Dureau penalty after the hooter added gloss to the score for the French side.