Brown Makes Wigan Pay

Brown was one of three first-half scorers for the home side – Shane Elford and Steve Snitch also touching down – to give the Giants an 18-10 lead at the break, Mark Calderwood and Gareth Hock the scorers for Wigan.

Brown grabbed his second after the interval to extend the advantage, before a late flurry of tries from Hock, Harrison Hansen, and Michael Withers ensured that the Warriors were not disgraced.

Ryan Hudson played his first game of rugby league after two-year suspension for testing positive for the banned steroid stanozolol.
 
Meanwhile, Hull Kingston Rovers continued their preparations for their inaugural engage Super League season with an impressive 16-8 win over Bradford Bulls at Craven Park.

Ian Henderson and Richie Hawkyard both touched down in the first half for the Bulls, with Rovers responding through Iain Morrison, leaving the visitors holding the lead at the half-time interval.

Hull KR re-took their lead after 52 minutes when James Webster set up Jon Steel, and Byron Ford touched down late in the game to seal the win.

Leeds Rhinos were also in pre-season action, grabbing their third successive win in a 30-10 win over National League Two Featherstone Rovers at the Chris Moyles Stadium.

The Rhinos, who fielded ten first-team players, took the lead with a try from Jordan Tansey before Rovers drew level with a touch down from Dale Cardoza.

Leeds finished the game with a strong second-half performance, with tries coming from Jason Hart, Michael Ratu, Michael Brown and Kyle Briggs, while Tansey landed five goals from five attempts; a try from Gareth Handford Featherstone’s only consolation.

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