In what proved to be the most one-sided round of the Women’s Super League this season, all the favourites enjoyed comprehensive victories.
The closest of all three games took place in Wigan as the Warriors ran out 42-4 winners against Featherstone Rovers.
Amanda Wilkinson’s side were 18-0 up at the half-way mark courtesy of tires from Megan Grace-Holding, Alison Burrows and Victoria Molyneux.
Becky Greenfield and Kate McMullan added two more tries after the restart before a Kayleigh Bulman sin-bin saw Featherstone reduced to 12.
Despite being a player down, Rovers got on the score board through Chloe Reynolds. However, that was as good as it got for Jonny Payne’s side as further efforts from Amanda Sibbald and another one from Greenfield saw the champions claim only their second win of the season.
Over in West Yorkshire, St Helens ran riot against Wakefield Trinity. Faye Gaskin scored a hat-trick as her side clinched their fourth win of the season in style.
Tara Jones, Jodie Cunningham, Naomi Williams, Claire Mullaney, Zoe Harris, Danielle Bush, Eboni Partington, Lizzie Gladman and Leah Burke were all amongst the tries at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.
Elsewhere, Leeds Rhinos travelled to York for a second time in as many weeks. In their Challenge Cup clash a fortnight ago, Adam Cuthbertson’s side ran out 70-0 winners.
However, there was a clear improvement from the Knights this time round as Leeds were only able to earn a 50-0 victory.
While the win is a comprehensive one, York will no doubt take a lot of encouragement from what was a much improved performance.
Nevertheless, tries from Hanna Butcher, Charlotte Booth, Courtney Hill, Chloe Kerrigan, Fran Goldthorp, Sophie Nuttall and Suze Hill confirmed the win for Leeds.
The final game of the round is set to take place this Thursday night at Odsal when in-form Bradford Bulls take on the league leaders, Castleford Tigers.
Women’s Super League results:
York City Knights 0-50 Leeds Rhinos
Wigan Warriors 42-4 Featherstone Rovers
Wakefield Trinity 0-66 St Helens
Bradford Bulls vs Castleford Tigers (7.30pm, Thursday, Odsal Stadium)