Friendly fixture round-up

Super League clubs Leeds, Widnes and Salford have registered victories today while Wakefield edged local rivals Castleford.

Trinity stage second half comeback against Castleford in a high scoring weekend of warm-up matches

Wakefield overcame a 26-point deficit to earn a hard fought 32-30 victory at home to Castleford.

The Tigers got away to a flying start, scoring four tries to race into a 24-0 lead.

Reece Lyne pulled one back for Trinity and Castleford went in 24-4 ahead at the break. Luke Gale scored 12 points in the first half but sat out the last 40.

The second half started in a similar fashion with Luke Million extending Castleford’s lead to 26 points.

From here on out it was all Wakefield. Six tries in a row drew Wakefield 30-30 level and Williams kicked the final goal to give the win.

Leeds Rhinos edged Hunslet RLFC 21-14 in the Harry Jepson OBE Memorial Cup.

The teams ended the first half with 10 points each and Hunslet struck first in the second 40 with Joel Gibson breaking through.

Leeds finished strongly with Handley and Walters going over to make it 20-14. Jordan Lilley converted a drop goal in the last moments to make it a two score game.

Widnes Vikings kept Halifax out as they ran away to a 30-0 victory.

The first half was a tough battle in slippery conditions and Widnes ended the half 6-0 ahead as Macgraff Leuluai got onto the end of a grubber.

The Vikings added five further tries in the second half.

Salford Red Devils fielded a strong team in a 44-18 victory over Rochdale Hornets.

Salford took a 24-6 lead in at the break and further cemented their control in the second half. Kris Welham crossed for a try on his Devils debut and Greg Johnson completed his hat-trick with 20 minutes to go.

Oxford RLFC overcame a tough battle to beat Hunslet 10-4 with Hoggins and Wright the scorers.

Oldham left it until the final hooter to draw 22-22 away at Barrow. Barrow stood strong but ultimately were denied the victory against Championship opponents.

Dave Hewitt was the man who earned the Roughyeds a draw with the late try that was converted.

After scoring 82 points last week, Keighley Cougars also kept their goal line in tact as they flew to a 42-0 victory over Kingstone Press League 1 opponents Whitehaven.

Swinton Lions won their second pre-season game 52-18 when they travelled away to North Wales Crusaders.

Australian team Newcastle Yowies defeated Kingstone Press Championship Dewsbury Rams 30-28. With 5 minutes remaining, Davis converted a penalty to give the Yowies a two-point advantage.

Featherstone continued their unbeaten pre-season run with a 46-4 victory over York City Knights in Ian Hardman’s testimonial.

Hardman scored two tries to mark the occasion with his second being a moment of magic in the final minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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