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Saints hold off Warrington in Super League

AAP logoAAP 4/08/2016

St Helens extended their winning run to six matches with a dramatic 20-18 derby triumph at Warrington in a thrilling start to the Super 8s.

Warrington fans thought winger Rhys Evans had snatched victory for their side when he crossed in the corner two minutes from the end.

But slow-motion replays showed he had a foot in touch and that sparked joyous scenes at the away end as Saints supporters among the 10,769 crowd cheered a seventh successive victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

It denied Warrington the chance to go top of the table, five days after their Challenge Cup semi-final win over Wakefield, and coach Tony Smith might well point to the five-day turnaround for their relatively low-key performance.

St Helens were six points adrift of the top four only two months ago but now look well placed to reach the semi-final playoffs and, on form, cannot be ruled out of a return to Old Trafford in October.

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