Hull KR ran in eight tries to thrash Oldham and stay top of the Kingstone Press Championship while Bradford beat Toulouse.
Lee Smith is hoping his Super League experience can help revive the fortunes of Bradford Bulls.
Bradford coach Geoff Toovey saw the size of the task awaiting him after the new Bulls went down 54-24 to Hull KR.
Promoted Rochdale made a spectacular start to their Championship campaign with a 46-0 rout of Dewsbury.
Tim Sheens has no time for snobbery as he prepares to make his bow as a club coach in England at the ripe old age of 66.
Bradford have signed four players on loan from Leeds, including England academy half-back Jordan Lilley.
Castleford's new signing Tuoyo Egodo will spend the 2017 season on loan at Kingstone Press Championship club, Oldham.
Hull KR have added to their front-row options with the signing of Scotland international prop Ben Kavanagh.
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