WOLVES have a comfortable lead after 40 minutes in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth-round tie at Dewsbury Rams.

Tony Smith’s Super League side has shown too much power, pace and class for a depleted part-time outfit that has nonetheless shown enough fighting spirit to break the Wolves try line.

Hooker Brad Dwyer, brought back from London Broncos on a month’s loan, marked his first Wolves appearance of the season with the opening try from dummy half after six minutes, though Chris Bridge was unable to convert.

Dewsbury had no intentions of being nilled, with debut scrum half Brad Delaney kicking an 11th-minute penalty goal from in front of the sticks shortly after Joel Farrell had been held up over the line.

Wolves crossed again from their next set, Gene Ormsby collecting Dec Patton’s chip kick and offloading for Ryan Atkins to squeeze over in the corner.

Richie Myler’s clean break from the restart paved the way for Chris Hill to power through and send prop partner Ashton Sims home from 20 metres, with Bridge adding his first goal.

After forcing a drop out, Patton sliced open the Rams with a pass for Ben Currie to surge home for another converted try.

Patton scored his first touchdown for Wolves two minutes later, taking a feed from another Hill break with Bridge again adding the extras for 26-2.

It seemed the floodgates were open but Glenn Morrison’s side then succeeded in keeping a clean sheet for the final 18 minutes of the half, while bagging a try for themselves.

From a penalty close to Wolves’ line, Farrell twice stepped off his left foot to dance his way over at the side of the sticks for Delaney to convert with ease after 31 minutes.

The closest Wolves got to scoring again was when Dwyer was held up over the whitewash after a trademark dart from a play-the-ball.