- Wigan 19-6 Huddersfield
- Hardaker among try-scorers as six-team play-offs lie in wait
Wigan Warriors secured only their fourth League Leaders’ Shield this century, further showcasing their title credentials with victory against a valiant Huddersfield Giants to guarantee top spot ahead of the Super League play-offs. The Warriors knew that victory in the final match of the regular season – ahead of an expanded six-team play-off series starting next week – would not only ensure they had next week off, but confirm they would top the table for the first time since 2012.
For large parts of an absorbing contest, it looked as though they were in danger of defeat, which would have resulted in Wigan dropping to third and facing Hull in the opening week of the play-offs. However, tries from Jackson Hastings and Zak Hardaker in the final quarter were enough to break the resilience of a Huddersfield side, who were without a number of first-teamers.