Toulouse and Featherstone continue to set pace

24 May 21, 10:45AM 0 Comments

Written by Rugby Football League

Second-placed Featherstone Rovers maintained their 100 per cent record in the Betfred Championship despite a lengthy delay during their 50-18 victory at Sheffield Eagles.

Gareth Gale crossed over twice for four-point scores during the opening exchanges with a 32-12 lead established at half-time for Rovers.

It took almost an hour for play to resume again though with a medical incident at the Keepmoat Stadium taking the focus before the second period did eventually start.

Despite the stoppage, Featherstone picked up where they left off and James Lockwood completed his brace in a comprehensive nine-try showing.

Izzy Farrell did produce a wonderful score late on for Eagles, who were able to welcome fans from both sets of supporters into the ground for the Yorkshire derby.

Bradford Bulls made it five wins in a row with a 33-8 victory at London Broncos despite a tricky encounter in the capital.

Ellis Robson went over twice after the interval with the visitors able to score 14 unanswered points in the second period to stay third.

York City Knights are up to fifth after they got the better of Oldham by a 34-6 score with 1,000 fans in attendance.

Kieran Dixon kicked five conversions and went over himself in a fine display from the Knights who have leapfrogged Broncos in the standings.

Halifax Panthers were able to keep Newcastle to zero in a professional performance which saw them claim a 32-0 triumph.

Two efforts from James Woodburn-Hall in the opening 40 put Panthers on their way to victory while it was a different story for Widnes Vikings who scored 30 points after the interval to stun Whitehaven.

It earned Vikings only their second win of the season with Adam Lawton and Danny Craven claiming doubles in a 44-6 success.

Dewsbury Rams scheduled fixture with Batley Bulldogs will take place in July the fixture was moved in order to welcome a greater number of fans should coronavirus restrictions be relaxed by the Government next month.

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