Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Bulls charge to third win in a row as Wolves slay the Dragons

Bradford rack up their third successive Engage Super League win by dismantling Hull KR 40-4.

Bradford racked up their third successive Engage Super League win by dismantling Hull KR 40-4 yesterday. Andy Lynch and Elliott Whitehead both scored in the space of four first-half minutes, with Matt Orford booting two second-half conversions, while doubles from Brett Kearney and Rikki Sheriffe wrapped up the win for the Bulls. Richie Mathers did not let speculation over his future affect his performance with the Warrington full-back bagging two tries and the man of the match award as the Wolves thrashed Catalans Dragons 40-6. Mathers has been linked with a move to Huddersfield Giants at the end of the season with Brett Hodgson, the Man of Steel, moving in the opposite direction.

Lee Briers also grabbed a comeback try in a feisty contest with Catalans blown away to trail 28-0 at the break. The Wolves ran in seven touchdowns with Ben Westwood booting six goals from seven attempts. David Hodgson grabbed a hat-trick of tries as Huddersfield sank the Crusaders, the Welsh side, 38-10 in Wrexham. The result kept the Giants in a commanding top-half place after 12 matches.

The Crusaders soon found themselves behind after two sucker-punches in the opening seven minutes. First, Kevin Brown, the stand-off, surged through the midfield to score the first Huddersfield try near the posts. The Giants then caught the Crusaders napping again with a neat chip to the corner which gave Hodgson the easiest of scoring touchdowns. Castleford halted their slump to move two points clear of Salford, their fellow strugglers. The Tigers ground out a vital 30-12 win in a scrappy game.

Joe Westerman was a major contributor with seven goals from seven kicks. Ben Jones-Bishop, the Harlequins full-back, sustained a depressed fracture of his skull in Friday's 38-26 win at Wigan, the club confirmed yesterday. The 21-year-old was rushed to hospital at half-time after apparently catching a stud on his head in an accidental collision. He spent two nights in a local hospital having scans but was released yesterday.

"Ben is fine to travel back to London and will have further tests this week to ascertain the full extent of the injury," said a Harlequins spokesman. * Agencies

Back to the top

More articles

Editor's Picks

 Manager Matt Williams benching star Bryce Harper, above, may have sent the wrong message to the rest of the Washington Nationals. Mike Ehrmann / AFP

Benching Harper sends Williams’s right message the wrong way

Matt Williams, the Washington Nationals manager, made the biggest move of his 18-game tenure on Saturday, benching rising star Bryce Harper for his “lack of hustle”.

 Players such as George Springer are a sign that things are starting to swing in the Houston Astros' favour. But more help is needed. Scott Halleran / AFP

Houston Astros are still earth-bound but help is on the way

As harbingers of a new era go, the Houston Astros could have done worse than misspelling their new phenom’s name on his major-league debut.

 Luis Suarez became the first Liverpool player to score 30 Premier League goals in a season since Ian Rush in 1987. Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Sterling and Suarez inpire Liverpool to win over Norwich City

The win takes the Premier League table-toppers to 80 points from 35 games.

 Arsenal's Lukas Podolski celebrates his second goal during the Premier League match against Hull City at The KC Stadium in Hull, England, on April 20, 2014. Lynne Cameron / AP Photo

Arsenal maintain push for top-four finish with victory at Hull

Hull could end up in Europe regardless of the FA Cup final result if Arsenal finish in the Uefa Champions League places

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL

But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 Stanislas Wawrinka turned away fellow Swiss Roger Federer with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 victory at the Monte Carlo Masters on April 20, 2014. Julian Finney / Getty Images

Wawrinka backhands Federer aside at Monte Carlo Masters

Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.


To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National