Super League: Liam Farrell's hat-trick of tries helps Wigan Warriors beat Bradford Bulls
Last Updated: 14/04/13 6:31pm
Liam Farrell continued his fine try-scoring form with a hat-trick as Wigan eased to a 36-6 win over Bradford at Odsal Stadium.
Second rower Farrell bagged a first-half treble as the in-form Warriors recorded a fifth straight victory in a row, maintaining their place at the summit of Super League.
Blake Green and Jack Hughes also touched down before the break to help the visitors open up a 30-0 lead, meaning the game was over as a contest.
Sam Tomkins added a further try in the second half to take his tally to the season to 14, while the Bulls managed a consolation effort through Jarrod Sammut that the scorer also converted.
Farrell's first of the afternoon broke the deadlock before Green got through to the line thanks to a superb dummy that caught out Chev Walker, Pat Richards converting both to make it 12-0.
Bradford thought they had hit back when Elliot Kear went over in the corner, only for the Wales international to be denied a try due to a forward pass by Adrian Purtell.
Wigan duly marched down the other end to cross themselves through Jack Hughes, Sean O'Loughlin setting up his team-mate, and a fourth try arrived when Brett Kearney made a mess of dealing with Richards' kick.
Farrell was the beneficiary of the error and the England international completed his treble before the break, making it nine tries in 12 games.
It seemed the Warriors would continue at the same pace after the re-start when full-back Tomkins raced onto Matty Smith's kick just 90 seconds into the half, Richards adding his sixth successful conversion,
Sammut got the Bulls on the board when he collected Luke Gale's up-and-under to draw him level with Tomkins and London Broncos winger Kieran Dixon at the top of the try-scoring charts.
The half-back added the conversion for the home side, who suffered defeat for the first time in four matches. They also finished up with only 12 men; Elliott Whitehead was the man to be sin-binned in the closing minutes.
First Utility Super League
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants32 - 14Hull K R
Hull FC31 - 24Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils18 - 14Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers34 - 20Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Super League 2013, round twelve
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Tony Smith remained calm after Warrington held off a late rally by Wakefield for a 41-34 victory in West Yorkshire
Shaun Wane felt Wigan let themselves down in the second-half of their 36-6 victory over Bradford at Odsal.
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