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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 April, 2005, 17:12 GMT 18:12 UK
Featherstone 14-80 Bradford
MATCH DETAILS
Featherstone 14 (10)
Tries: Newlove 2, Tonks
Goals: Ripley
Bradford 80 (42)
Tries: Paul 3, Parker, Fielden, L. Pryce, Harris 2, Smith 3, Ferres 2, Pratt
Goals: Deacon 11, Vagana
Bradford coasted through to the Powergen Challenge Cup fifth round with a 14-try victory over Featherstone.

Robbie Paul scored a hat-trick of tries in the opening 11 minutes, Andy Smith bagged a second-half treble, while Paul Deacon landed 11 conversions out of 12.

Richard Newlove scored two tries for Rovers, while Ian Tonks also crossed the whitewash for the home side.

However, Rob Parker, Stuart Fielden, Leon Pryce, Iestyn Harris (2) and Brett Ferres (2) also scored for the Bulls.

Bradford coach Brian Noble was satisfied with his side's display, despite an early wobble.

"When we dropped it in the first minute and they scored it looked like it could be one of those days," said Noble.

"However, overall I thought it was a very confident display. The superior fitness makes it a big gulf.

Some of our players went up in my estimation
Rovers coach Gary Price
"Even the young kids at 18 we had out there are big lads. It will be a whole lot different next weekend at Warrington."

Meanwhile, Featherstone coach Gary Price had no complaints after watching his side fall to a club-record defeat.

Price said: "Some of our players went up in my estimation. They played some really good, tough football.

"Unfortunately we have too many blokes who decided to be passive. They were a little star-struck and were trying to tackle the reputation and not the man."


Featherstone: Moss, Batty, Maun, Newlove, Wray, McNally, Weeden, Tonks, C. Hughes, Sykes, Huston, Lowe, Ripley.
Replacements: Powell, Evans, Nicholson, Carlton.

Bradford: L. Pryce, Pratt, Reardon, K. Pryce, Smith, Harris, Deacon, Vagana, Paul, Fielden, Parker, Radford, Langley.
Replacements: Lynch, Ferres, Cook, Atkins.

Referee: B Thaler (Wakefield).


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