engage Super League Playoff Round Up

Take a look back at this weekend's action with playoff victories for Warrington and Bradford.

Bradford Bulls 52 Salford City Reds 6

New Zealand Test centre Shontayne Hape scored four tries as defending Super League champions Bradford made light work of play-off debutants Salford in tonight's sudden-death tie at Odsal.

The Bulls hit a rich vein of form in a nine-try rout to earn a home semi-final against Warrington next Saturday and keep alive their hopes of a sixth successive Grand Final appearance.

There were shades of last year's record 71-0 play-off win over Hull as the Bulls re-discovered the awesome touch.

Leeds Rhinos 17 Warrington Wolves 18

Warrington skipper Lee Briers snatched a dramatic victory for outsiders Warrington with a long-range drop goal two minutes from the end of their Super League elimination play-off.

Briers held his nerve in a tense finish to land the precious one-pointer from 45 metres and earn his side a semi-final against the Bulls.

Warrington's shock win was their first in three play-off ties and ended Leeds' hopes of a third successive Grand Final appearance. It also means that the Rhinos are trophy-less for the second successive season.

Yet Leeds looked on course for a repeat of their 54-16 rout of the Wolves three weeks earlier when two flashes of brilliance from diminutive scrum-half Rob Burrow helped put them 12-4 in front after 18 minutes.

But a dominant second half display by the Wolves set the platford for a one-point shoot out, and with Jordon Tansey missing a close effort it was Briers and the Wolves who took the spoils.

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