Castleford 22-14 Bradford
The game had been in doubt on Saturday following stadium damage caused by high winds, but went ahead, and the Bulls started brightly, hitting the front through tries from Jay Pitts, Ryan Shaw and Adrian Purtell.
Former Bulls half-back Luke Gale set up the platform for Castleford’s first try, for winger Justin Carney, and the Tigers kept a clean sheet after half time – with Ashley Gibson getting them back within a score with a fine try.
Castleford: Dorn, Clare, Webster, Solomona, Carney, Roberts, Gale, Lynch, Milner, Millington, Holmes, Cook, Massey Subs: Moore, Wheeldon, Finn, Tansey, Channing, McMeeken, Crossley, Gibson
Tries: Carney, Gibson, Moore, McMeeken. Goals: Gale (3/4)
Bradford: Mullaney, Uaisele, Purtell, Baile, Williams, Gaskell, Siejka, Clough, O’Brien, Sidlow, Walshaw, Pitts, Walker Subs: Tahraoui, Addy, Conroy, Brook, Olbison, Ulugia, Shaw, Halafihi, Davies, Mellor
Tries: Pitts, Shaw, Purtell. Goals: Siejka (1/3)
Dewsbury 28-12 Salford
Dewsbury marked winger Austin Buchanan’s testimonial with a 28-12 win over Salford.
Dewsbury: Hyde, Buchanan, Pryce, Grady, Grabt, Wildie, Thackeray, Hepworth, Hemingway, Haggarty, Spicer, Hale, Farrell. Subs: Adamson, Morton, Godwin, Brown, Johnson, Smith, Aizue, Walford, Wood.
Tries: Hale, Spicer, Aizue, Pryce, Wood. Goals: Hyde 2/2, Hemingway 2/3
Salford: Ford, McGrath, Bibby, Walton, England, Evalds, Fages, Taylor, Hood, A Walne, J Walne, Gee, Hock. Subs: Forster, Menzies, Griffin, Files, Lannon, Jones.
Tries: Forster, England. Goals: Hood 2/2
Doncaster 28-29 Hull
A late Jordan Abdul drop-goal earned a youthful Hull side a dramatic victory in a thriller at Doncaster.
The Airlie Birds led 16-0 inside 12 minutes thanks to scores from Curtis Naughton, Callum Smith and Jack Logan.
Doncaster hit back through Mike Kelly and Stewart Sanderson, but Naughton’s second had Hull 22-10 to the good at the break.
They extended that lead in the second half through Abdul’s try, only for the Dons to mount a comeback, levelling the score on 71 minutes at 28-28.
Abdul kicked the decisive drop goal with five minutes to play, and the Dons just couldn’t find a winner – despite turning down a kickable penalty in the late stages of the game.
Doncaster: Scott, Vincent, Cowling, Dunn, Sanderson, Kittrick, Wilkinson, Waller, Kesik, Clark, Walton, Kelly, Emmett. Subs: Carbutt, Spiers, Welham, Waterman, Wilson, Foster, Doherty, Gilbey, Palmer, Holt
Tries: Kelly, Sanderson, Spiers, Scott, Walton. Goals: Sanderson 2/3, Waterman 2/2.
Hull: Naughton, Smith, Arundel, Logan, Lancaster, Abdull, Harry Tyson-Wilson, Watts, Howarth, Green, Turgut, Downs, Fash. Subs: Paleaaesina, Matongo, Stark, Parker, Silk, Bastiman, Wiggins
Tries: Naughton 2, Smith, Logan, Adbul. Goals: Naughton 4/5. Drop Goal: Abdul
Hull KR 16-46 Halifax
Chris Chester fielded a youthful team and they were undone in the second half by a strong Halifax outfit.
But Halifax cut loose in the second half, with Luke Ambler scoring two tries.
Halifax: Greenwood; Saxton, Taylor, Heaton, Brown; Murrell, Johnston; Ambler, Kaye, Moore; Manning, Divorty, Bracek. Subs: Cahalane, Maneely, Mennell, Place, Saltonstall, Spencer, Tyrer, Robinson.
Tries: Saxton, Heaton, Manning, Tyrer, Greenwood, Ambler 2, Taylor. Goals: Murrell 2/3, Tyrer 5/5.
Hull KR: Dixon; Guzdek, Welham, Salter, Holdstock; Marsh, Carlile; Netherton, Boudebza, Green; Donaldson, Horne, Burke. Subs: Esslemont, Aldous, Armstrong, Smith, Wake, Moran, Harris, Larroyer
Tries: Welham, Dixon, Horne. Goals: Dixon 2/3.
USA Pioneers 0-76 Leeds
Leeds recorded a 15-try victory in a historic game against USA Pioneers in Florida.
The Rhinos fielded Florida locals Joe Eichner and Terence Williams in their team in the second half, to reward them for their efforts in the training camp during the week.
And Eichner even managed to score a try in a game that was played over four 20-minute quarters, with Williams adding the final conversion of the match.
Leeds: Golding, T Briscoe, Watkins, Keinhorst, Hall, McGuire, Sutcliffe, Leuluai, Aiton, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Cuthbertson. Subs: S Ward, Achurch, Singleton, Walters, Yates, Minchella, R Ward.
Tries: T Briscoe 4, Hall 2, Watkins, Achurch, R Ward, Walters, Keinhorst, Sutcliffe, S Ward, Eichner, Singleton. Goals: Sutcliffe 1/5, McGuire 3/3, Golding 2/5, Williams 1/1.
Wakefield 34-20 Featherstone
York 0-62 Hull
A torrid week for York ended with a mauling at the hands of Super League side Hull.
Left homeless following a dramatic fall out with the local council over plans for a new stadium, York were forced to host the Airlie Birds at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.
A strong Hull side showed no mercy, running in 11 tries, including hat-tricks for young full-back Jamie Shaul and Seitamata Sa.
Hull: Rankin, Lineham, Sa, Yeaman, Talanoa, Pryce, Sneyd, Paea, Houghton, Bowden, Ellis, Minichiello, Thompson. Subs: Shaul, Cunningham, Bower, Wood, Hadley, Tyson-Wilson.
Tries: Sa 3, Talanoa 2, Yeaman, Hadley, Shaul 3, Lineham. Goals: Sneyd: 9/11
York: Nicklin, Dent, Morrison, Aspinall, Chisholm, Haynes, Smith, Applegarth, Carter, Aldous, Mallinder, Smith, Roche. Subs: Iley, Dent, Craig, Glover, Nicholson, Joynt, Pickles, Bulmer, Leary, Ford