Wakefield Trinity claimed their third straight victory with a 30-6 victory against Leeds Rhinos at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Wakefield struck first after 12 minutes, after Innes Senior broke away and put Max Jowitt through for a try. Ryan Hampshire missed the conversion, meaning the lead was only four points.
Trinity struck again 10 minutes later, in an almost identical try, as Tom Johnstone broke down the wing, and Jowitt supported for his second. Hampshire converted for a 10-point advantage.
Just before the half-hour, Wakefield got their third try, as David Fifita powered over from short range for his first try of the season. Hampshire converted.
Jowitt completed his hat-trick right on half-time, as he got the ball out of dummy half and spun his way over the line. Hampshire was off-target with the conversion, meaning Wakefield had a 20-point advantage at the break.
It took Leeds until past the hour mark to respond. Liam Sutcliffe broke through a couple of defenders, and set up Ash Handley, who also beat off a few defenders to score. Rhyse Martin converted.
However, the Rhinos’ cause was damaged when Alex Mellor was sent to the sin bin after a late, high hit on Hampshire after a kick.
Soon after, Trinity sealed their win, with Senior getting over in the corner. Hampshire missed the conversion.
Senior rounded off the victory with his second try right at the end, after taking in a cutout pass from Jacob Miller for an easy try in the corner. Hampshire added the conversion to get Wakefield up to 30.
Both sides face each other again at the Mobile Rocket Stadium on Sunday. Both sides will also play next Friday. Wakefield face Salford, before Leeds face Castleford.