Bradford Bulls crush Sheffield Eagles in Qualifiers opener
Last Updated: 09/08/15 7:43pm
Bradford Bulls are top of the Qualifiers after the opening round following a 42-10 thrashing of Sheffield Eagles on home soil.
Lee Gaskell marked his injury return with a hat-trick, having sat out the last eight matches while nursing a broken jaw.
The stand-off helped create two early tries for winger Danny Williams, while Gaskell got his first and Jay Pitts also scored on his 150th career appearance.
Former Cronulla Sharks man Misi Taulapapa hit back for Sheffield but Adam Henry soon crossed over for Bradford's fifth.
Gaskell completed his treble after the break, while James Clare added another for Bradford late on and Menzie Yere scored a late consolation try for the Eagles.