On this day: 14th May

As we wait for rugby league to come back, we look at three matches that happened on this day in Super League history.

1996

Halifax 4-50 Wigan

Wigan Warriors claimed their fifth win in a row as they saw off Halifax by a big score at Thrum Hall.

Two tries each for Jason Robinson and Rob Smyth, as well as other efforts from Mick Cassidy, Gary Connolly, Shaun Edwards, Simon Haughton and Craig Murdock.

Fax could only respond with a solo try from Fereti Tuilagi, as they remained without a win from their seven Super League matches.

Wigan went on to claim the Premiership trophy at the end of the season, after beating St Helens in the final. While Halifax went on to finish seventh in the league that year.

2011

Huddersfield 40-18 St Helens

Danny Brough scored 14 points as Huddersfield thrashed St Helens on this day in 2011. Credit: News Images

Huddersfield Giants tightened their grip on third place with a thumping victory over St Helens at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Two tries from Eorl Crabtree and others from Danny Brough, Kevin Brown, Scott Grix, Michael Lawrence and Joe Wardle completed victory for the Giants.

Saints responded with tries from Matty Ashurst, Ade Gardner and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, but it was a second defeat in four games for the beaten Grand Finalists.

The Giants ended up finishing fourth, their season was ended by Leeds Rhinos in the preliminary semi-final. As for Saints, they reached their sixth Grand Final in a row, but lost their fifth in a row at the hands of the Rhinos.

2016

Catalans 16-14 Huddersfield

Tony Gigot was on target as Catalans consolidated second place in the Super League on this day in 2016. Credit: Craig Milner/News Images

Catalans Dragons returned to winning ways with a well fought 16-14 win over Huddersfield Giants in the south of France.

Tries from Louis Anderson, Tony Gigot and Justin Horo claimed the victory the Dragons needed to stay second in the Super League.

Huddersfield responded with tries from Jake Connor and Nathan Mason, but it was a second defeat in four games for the Giants.

Unfortunately, the Dragons could not maintain their strong position, and ended up finishing fifth, and therefore not qualifying for the playoffs.

It had been a difficult season for Huddersfield, who went into the Middle 8s after finishing bottom of the pile.

A last-gasp win over Hull KR in the final round ensured they kept hold of their Super League status without having to go into the Million Pound Game.

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