Warrington 50, Bulls 22

Stefan Ratchford claimed a four-try haul as the Bulls slipped to a heavy defeat at Warrington in their first outing since being docked six points.

The England full-back scored two of his side’s six first-half tries and then scored twice again in the final quarter of the match.

The Bulls were badly exposed during the opening 40 minutes as Joel Monaghan’s early try laid the platform for their victory.

It was soon added to by Richie Myler and Chris Riley before Ratchford struck twice either side of a score from Simon Grix.

Danny Addy pulled back a try for Bradford on the stroke of half-time and was on target again shortly after the restart.

A fine effort from Elliott Whitehead cut Warrington’s lead to 16 points but further tries from former Bulls forward David Solomona and Ratchford’s third and fourth tries confirmed the Wolves’ superiority.

The Bulls, to their credit, refused to throw in the towel and Karl Pryce’s late try confirmed as much.