St Helens ran in 10 tries to crush Harlequins and return to the top of Super League table, they needed to win by 32 or more and easily surpassed that score. Saints led 22-0 at the break thanks to first-half tries from Willie Talau, James Roby, Leon Pryce and Paul Clough. Pryce had a superb match and his breaks caused mayhem in the Harlequins defence.
Second-half scores for Saints from Ade Gardner, Jon Wilkin, Kyle Eastmond, Francis Meli, Roby and James Graham sealed the visitors’ comprehensive win. Final score:
Harlequins 0 St.Helens 54
St.Helens Tries: Talau, Roby 2, Pryce, Clough, Gardner, Wilkin, Eastmond, Meli, Graham Goals: Long 6, Sculthorpe
Sheriffe, Bryan, Purdham, Sharp, O’Callaghan, Rinaldi, Hill, Ward, Randall, Haggerty, Clubb, Worrincy, Paul.
Replacements: Heckenberg, Tootill, Grayshon, McCarthy-Scarsbrook.
Wellens, Gardner, Gidley, Talau, Meli, Pryce, Long, Graham, Cunningham, Hargreaves, Sculthorpe, Wilkin, Roby.
Replacements: Clough, Fa’asavalu, Eastmond, Thompson.
Referee: B Thaler