It was a dramatic weekend at the bottom of the Super League and several professional rugby league players in the Furness area were involved, as the team at the foot of the table changed three times.

It all concluded with Barrow’s Brad Singleton playing as an interchange in Leeds Rhinos’ 31-12 win against Catalans Dragons last Sunday that lifted them off the bottom.

Singleton scored the third of three tries in the first 20 minutes that put the Rhinos 18-0 up, but Headingley nerves were jangling after scores from Arthur Romano and Sam Tomkins either side of half-time put Catalans back in it.

However, tries from Konrad Hurrell and Jack Walker, as well as a drop goal from Richie Myler, eventually settled the match in the Rhinos’ favour.

Leeds coach Richard Agar said: “I’m delighted with the win and the performance in the type of game that it was.

“I’m really pleased with the way our boys held together and came through the other side when it got tight.”

Having won their previous three games, London Broncos were sent back to the bottom after taking a 42-10 pasting at Castleford Tigers, in which Urswick’s Greg Richards was on the bench.

Hull Kingston Rovers had started the round of fixtures in 12th, but that changed with a thrilling 18-10 derby victory over Hull FC at the over Craven Park last Thursday night.

Barrow’s Ryan Shaw started on the wing and kicked three goals for the Robins to convert tries from Ben Crooks, Joel Tomkins and Matt Parcell.

Former Barrow Island forward Morgan Knowles returned to the side as St Helens moved eight points clear at the top by defeating second-placed Warrington Wolves 21-10 on their own patch.

Meanwhile, former Raider Joe Bullock returned as an interchange as Wigan Warriors comfortably saw of Salford Red Devils 28-12.