Salford City Reds 52-12 Swinton Lions
Salford put their off field troubles behind them as they thumped Swinton at the Salford City Stadium on Sunday.
French wonder kid Theo Fages opened the scoring for Salford after just two minutes and despite constant interchanges from both sides, the scoring was free-flowing.
A young Wigan side were comfortably defeated by Leigh in their first pre- season friendly of 2013.
Despite fielding several players with Super League experience, the Warriors succumbed to Leigh’s superior strength and class in what turned out to be a deserved six-try victory for the Centurions.
Sean Penkywicz and Ryan Brierley scored Leigh’s second half tries and although Jamie Doran grabbed a late consolation for Wigan, the result was never in any doubt.
It could have been very different for the Robins though, Nick Robson and Jason Blades both scored tries for Gateshead, who just once in the whole of last season, before the break to give them an 8-6 lead at the 40 minute whistle.
Rovers needed to score first in the second period to reassert their authority on the game and did so through Keal Carlile who pounced for the four-pointer after Gateshead failed to deal with the danger of Carlile’s own kick through.
Dewsbury 23-10 Halifax
Glenn Morrison secured his first win as Dewsbury boss after the Rams saw off Halifax on Sunday.
Dewsbury centre Elliot Cosgrove intercepted a loose Halifax pass to further extend the Rams’ lead as the half-time whistle blew.
Keighley edged out Barrow in a warm-up game that looks like setting the tone for a close-fought 2013 Championship season.
The second period was much more entertaining, Danny Lawton’s try gave Keighley the lead after 45 minutes but Barrow scored two quick tries of their own through Dean McGilvray and Max Wiper to give the Raiders a 14-10 lead.
As the game became more open Cougars seized the initiative, Jo Chandler and Danny Jones opened up a two score margin and although McGilvray’s second try saw Keighley’s advantage cut to two points, a late Scott Leatherbarrow drop-goal put the game out of reach.
Hunslet Hawks 40-0 Hunslet All Stars
Lee Mapals grabbed four tries for the Hawks in an emphatic win between as the two amateur sides met for just the second time.
York Knights 26-6 York Select
Jason Golden grabbed two tries in a comfortable victory for the Knights in their first pre-season game.