HUNSLET HAWKS had mixed results in back-to-back pre-season matches over the weekend.

Mufaro Mvududu.
Mufaro Mvududu.
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Hunslet Hawks end busy weekend on a high

On Saturday Hawks played better in their 46-0 defeat by a strong Salford Red Devils side than the scoreline suggests.

Hunslet defended well throughout, but the Super League side’s superior finishing made the difference on a gluepot of a pitch. Forwards Brad Brennan – who produced the moment on the match with a huge tackle on Harrison Hansen – and Brooke Broughton impressed.

It was 24-0 at the break, with Scott Taylor, Mason Caton-Brown, Rangi Chase and Greg Johnson crossing.

Theo Fages, who had an outstanding game for Salford at scrum-half, scored soon after half-time, but Hawks then held out until the final five minutes before Chase, Caton-Brown and Niall Evalds took advantage of a tiring defence.

Jimmy Watson and Michael Haley both crossed twice in yesterday’s 42-12 win at Doncaster.

Richie Barnett, Liam Mackay and Mufaro Mvududu also crossed and Danny Ansell converted all seven tries.

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