Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 18 Bradford Bulls 36: Whitehead hat-trick sinks Trinity

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Elliott Whitehead claimed a hat-trick of tries as Bradford bounced back from their 10-try mauling by Wigan to gain a handsome victory over Wakefield.

The 22-year-old second-rower, in only his third game back from a five-match biting ban, grabbed an interception try just before half-time to edge the Bulls in front and completed his second treble for the club as they ran riot in the second half.

The real hero, however, was Australian half-back Ben Jeffries, now in his second spell at Bradford after two stints with Wakefield, who caused havoc for the Wildcats defence with his tactical kicking.

There was also a stand-out performance from 18-year-old forward John Bateman while Jarrod Sammut displayed expert marksmanship with six goals from as many attempts as Bradford secured their second successive away win.