Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors stayed level on points at the top of Super League thanks to battling wins over Catalans Dragons and Wakefield Trinity respectively
The Wolves made it seven wins from seven since lockdown as they prevailed 30-16 over opponents who were compromised by travel disruption, while Wigan had to dig deep to prevail 28-16 against a Wakefield side who belied their lowly standing in the table
Catalans made light of a shambolic journey to the Halliwell Jones Stadium, with high winds a factor in them only arriving at Liverpool John Lennon Airport two hours ahead of kick-off.
Tries from Tom Davies and Samisoni Langi had Catalans 12-6 up a minute before half-time, when Matty Ashton touched down following a cute kick from Gareth Widdop, who was immaculate from the tee and landed five out of five conversions.
Anthony Gelling scored early in the first half for Warrington and Matt Davies did likewise after the resumption, with Blake Austin and Danny Walker dotting down either side of a well-worked try from Catalans winger Fouad Yaha.
That score had the game in the balance but Warrington were able to gain breathing space after James Maloney was sin-binned for an off-the-ball tackle on Walker.
In the later game, Wigan were reeling at 12-0 down - Jacob Miller and Tinirau Arona going over for the Wakefield, who have been beset by coronavirus struggles.
Jackson Hastings and full-back Bevan French ensured the Warriors were on terms at half-time and French's second try concluded a spurt of three in seven minutes after the hour to take the game away from Trinity.
Sam Powell crowned an all-action display before Oliver Gildart got in on the act, although Tom Johnstone's brilliant finish five minutes from time gave Wakefield some reward for their considerable efforts.