WOLVES are comfortably on their way to the quarter finals of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup.
Five tries, including two from stand-off Chris Bridge in a personal 18 points haul, have put the game beyond Kingstone Press Championship third-placed club Doncaster by half time.
Kevin Penny opened the scoring nine minutes into his first appearance at The Halliwell Jones Stadium since 2009.
He was one of three support players to Rhys Evans after the Welsh winger broke free from a kick return and fed his opposite flank man to go over from 30 metres.
Chris Bridge added the conversion for 6-0.
Rhys’ twin Ben proved to be the perfect foil for Ben Currie to break free for try number two.
Matty Russell almost pinched the ball out of Rhys Atkins’ hands to take the scoring pass from Currie and record his first home try for the club. Bridge’s extras from wide out made it 12-0 after 14 minutes.
There was no stopping Atkins getting over the whitewash three minutes later though, the centre spinning out of a tackle 20 metres inside his own half and then leading another half a dozen Doncaster defenders a merry dance before crossing near the posts. Again Bridge was on target.
Alex Starling appeared to be robbed of a try for Doncaster when he was controversially adjudged to have knocked on over the line in Ben Currie’s tackle after a wild pass from Penny had put Wolves in trouble.
Salt was rubbed in three minutes later when Bridge angled a route to the line from 20 metres out and converted to make it 24-0 after 35 minutes.
Bridge crossed again in the 38th minute after getting on the end of a break from hooker Brad Dwyer, who had replaced Micky Higham after 30 minutes. Bridge goaled for 30-0.
Wolves: Matty Russell; Kevin Penny, Joel Monaghan, Ryan Atkins, Rhys Evans,; Chris Bridge, Gareth O’Brien; Chris Hill, Micky Higham, Anthony England, Ben Currie, James Laithwaite, Ben Evans. Roy Asotasi, Trent Waterhouse, Glenn Riley, Brad Dwyer.
Doncaster: Lee Waterman; Nev Morrison, Shaun Leaf, Liam Welham, Dave Scott; Rich Wilkinson, Matty Wildie; Russ Spiers, Kyle Kesik, Chris Green, Alex Starling, Liam Kent, Craig Robinson. Subs: Grant Edwards, Scott Spaven, Matt Carbutt, Ryan Wilson.
Referee: Matt Thomason