As well as a third straight win for Huddersfield Giants, their Yorkshire rivals Bradford Bulls, Wakefield Wildcats and Hull KR all celebrated Super League victories at the weekend.
Hull KR 44 Widnes 18
Hull KR got their Super League season up and running with an eight-try demolition of Widnes at MS3 Craven Park.
Rovers suffered back-to-back defeats by Catalan Dragons and Wakefield in their opening two matches but were too good for last season’s wooden spoonists Widnes.
Eight different players contributed tries for Hull, with captain Michael Dobson opening the scoring in the eighth minute while he also added six goals.
Rovers had the match all but wrapped up by half-time after establishing a 34-0 lead, before Widnes added some respectability with second-half scores from Gareth Hock, Rhys Hanbury an
d Alex Gerrard.
London Broncos 0 Wakefield 28
Ben Cockayne ran in two tries as Wakefield inflicted more misery on the London Broncos.
Cockayne, who grabbed three tries against Hull KR last weekend, crossed for a try in each half as the Wildcats dominated from virtually first whistle to last.
For London, it was a third defeat on the bounce in the new season, with points difference keeping them off the foot of the table.
Bradford 38 Castleford 12
A Brett Kearney hat-trick helped Bradford claim their second Super League win of the season with a hard-fought victory over a Castleford side that was reduced to 11 men at one stage.
The hosts held a 20-12 advantage when Justin Carney and Jamie Ellis were both sin-binned in quick succession for the visitors, allowing the Bulls to capitalise and extend their recent domination over their west Yorkshire neighbours at Odsal.
The Bulls have lost only twice in 18 games between the two since the inception of the Super League but, for much of this tough encounter, Cas showed the resilience that had earned them a shock 14-12 triumph over champions Leeds last week.
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