Yesterday there were a fair few reserves clashes as Super League clubs look to get their fringe players and returning stars up to speed.
Huddersfield Giants named a very strong side as they hosted Wakefield Trinity.
New signings Harvey Livett, Jack Bibby and Harry Rushton all featured whilst Innes Senior, Olly Russell, Nathan Mason, Adam O’Brien, Jack Ashworth and Sam Hewitt all provided further Super League experience so it was no surprise to see them run out 66-4 against Trinity.
Wakefield had little experience on the field though Corey Hall played at centre.
Harry Rushton scored twice for the Giants.
Warrington Wolves were similarly dominant against Salford Red Devils winning 40-16 but had a mostly young side with Jake Thewlis, Leon Hayes, Luke Thomas and Adam Holroyd the standout names.
Sadly, Holroyd went off injured in a blow for the young man and the Wolves. Salford’s Super League experience only really came from Ryan Lannon.
Hull FC thumped London Broncos 54-14 with hat-tricks for promising youngsters Davy Litten and Harvey Barron. It was again a mostly youthful side.
A Castleford Tigers side with the likes of Alex Sutcliffe, Daniel Smith and Muizz Mustapha held Wigan Warriors to a draw. Sutcliffe got himself a try.
Wigan’s side was youthful but Logan Astley who debuted for the first team last year did feature.
On Thursday, led by Jack Sinfield and Corey Johnson, Leeds comprehensively beat Bradford Bulls.