IT was elder brother who came out on top in the battle of the Singleton siblings when Leeds Rhinos met Workington Town in the Coral Challenge Cup on Friday evening.

Rhinos forward Brad and Workington back row Perry were facing off against each other for the first time in their professional careers in the fifth-round tie at Headingley, with Super League side Leeds emerging comfortable 78-6 winners.

Despite the one-sided nature of the match, it was a special day for the former Barrow Island youth players and their family.

"Realistically, we never thought it would happen, especially this early in our careers," Brad told the Yorkshire Post.

"The route he took and the route I took were opposite ends of the scale. He came into the pro’ game a bit later than I did and in leagues apart.

"We used to go at it quite often as kids because there’s only a year’s difference. That sort of thing wasn’t uncommon, but I think we’ve mellowed now.

"He is a good kid and I am really proud of where he’s at in the game."

* RYAN Shaw was among the try-scorers for Hull Kingston Rovers as they avoided a scare against Betfred Championship side Leigh Centurions in Thursday's Challenge Cup clash.

Ex-Barrow Raiders loanee Jonny Pownall put Leigh ahead at KCOM Craven Park and the Centurions led 10-4 at half time, sensing the upset was on.

However, Barrovian Shaw went over inside the final 10 minutes to give Rovers hope and the win was sealed by Craig Hall's try.

“Our percentage of completions were poor, our passing as disgraceful, and the decision making was all over the place and they got us on their first good set and shook us up," said Hull KR coach Tim Sheens post-match.

* MORGAN Knowles and his St Helens team-mates got back to winning ways in style as they defeated Warrington Wolves 38-12 in the battle of the Super League top two on Friday evening.

However, Dalton product Liam Paisley and ex-Raider Joe Bullock were on the losing team as Wigan Warriors went down 30-20 away to Wakefield Trinity.

Saints and Wigan clash in the traditional Good Friday derby.