Huddersfield clinch top spot
Huddersfield ended a wait of 81 years as they demolished Wakefield 40-0 to finish top of Super League with a game to spare.
An eighth league win in a row sparked wild celebrations from the 8,787 crowd at the John Smith's Stadium as Giants captain Danny Brough was presented with the league leaders' shield from Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood.
Huddersfield, who last finished top of the league in 1932, became only the sixth winners of the shield and, after collecting their first silverware of the Super League era, will now go in search of their first championship triumph since 1962.
The rest of the league have been waiting all season for Huddersfield to falter but they have developed a mean streak under Paul Anderson and, after continually defying expectations, were not about to waver now.
Jason Chan and Jermaine McGillvary each scored a pair of tries and there were other four-pointers from Brett Ferres, Aaron Murphy and Shaun Lunt.
London Broncos ended a losing streak in Super League dating back to April 27 as they grabbed a 20-10 victory in a dour encounter against Bradford.
It was the bottom-of-the-table Broncos' first win at Odsal since 2009 and avenged a 46-20 defeat by the Bulls in London earlier in the season.
The Londoners edged the first half by virtue of a sole unconverted David Howell try, then gained control with further quick-fire scores from Howell and Jamie Soward either side of the hour mark.
Debutant Mason Caton-Brown added a fourth try 12 minutes from time to seal the struggling Londoners success.
Bradford, without knee-injury victims Matty Blythe and Adrian Purtell, and further hampered by the loss of influential full-back Brett Kearney with a shoulder problem, scored tries through Keith Lulia and Danny Addy.
Widnes ended their home programme on a positive note after holding off a late rally from Hull KR to secure a 36-22 victory.
A fine first-half performance saw Widnes build an 18-0 half-time lead through tries by Kevin Brown, Rhys Hanbury and a magnificent rampaging 40-metre effort from second row forward Adam Lawton, all converted by Jack Owens.
An early second-half try by Joe Mellor, again converted by Owens, stretched their advantage to 24-0, but David Hodgson claimed two tries in two minutes, both converted by Michael Dobson, to cut the lead to just 12 points.
And it got better for the visitors when Josh Hodgson scored his side's third try eight minutes later, again converted by Dobson, to set up a grand finale at 24-18.
But Widnes settled the nerves when Patrick Ah Van crossed for a try nine minutes from time and although David Hodgson still had time to complete his hat-trick, Frank Winterstein crossed for Widnes three minutes from time to seal the win.