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Toulouse Olympique thrashed sorry Bradford Bulls 60-6 to extend their perfect Betfred Championship record to 13 straight wins.
Guy Armitage, Justin Sangare and Mark Kheirallah claimed a brace of tries apiece, with Lloyd White, Ilias Bergal, Romain Navarrete, Joe Bretherton and Remi Casty all also crossing.
George Flanagan claimed Bradford’s sole consolation score in a chastening afternoon for the outclassed hosts.
Featherstone Rovers cemented second spot by seeing off third-placed Halifax 54-22, with Dane Chisholm, Ben Blackmore and Gareth Gale all grabbing two tries each.
Kris Welham, Connor Jones, Brett Ferres and Fa’amanu Brown completed the try glut, with Craig Hall slotting over seven kicks.
Thanks to @OfficialBullsRL and their fans for their welcome and the atmosphere 🙏
Good luck for the end of the season 👍 pic.twitter.com/tgcbw6OuBA
— Toulouse Olympique XIII (@TOXIII) September 5, 2021
Zack McComb, Matt Garside, Edward Barber and James Woodburn-Hall all crossed for Halifax but the visitors were eventually outmanoeuvred.
Late tries from Karl Dixon and Louis Jouffret snatched Whitehaven 22-14 win at Batley.
Greg Johnson and Ben White crossed early on for the Bulldogs, only for Whitehaven to hit back through a Lachlan Walmsley double.
However, with the tie hanging in the balance heading into the last 10 minutes, Whitehaven took control courtesy of those tries from Dixon and Jouffret.
London Broncos just managed to hold off Swinton Lions’ late charge to edge to a 34-32 victory.
Gideon Boafo’s second try proved the Broncos’ sole score of a tough second half, and pivotal enough to secure the slender win.
Greg Richards, Patrick Moran, Abbas Miski and Sadiq Adebiyi all claimed first-half tries for the Broncos, with Boafa also crossing before the break.
Jack Hansen, Lewis Hatton and Martyn Ridyard kept basement club Swinton in the contest in the opening period. But after the break the Lions seized the initiative with Mike Butt, Ben Heyes and Luis Roberts all breaking through to turn the screw on the Londoners, who just managed to hold on.
How good was it to have @_sadiq_a back today…and scoring! 🏉🔥#BackTheBroncos ⚫️⚪️🔴 pic.twitter.com/ozCJV0X8rK
— London Broncos (@LondonBroncosRL) September 5, 2021
Widnes Vikings ran in 11 tries against Oldham in a 62-4 cakewalk victory.
Adam Lawton, Ollie Brookes and Deon Cross all helped themselves to try braces, with Shane Grady, Connor Aspey, Kenneth Baker, Danny Craven and Steve Tyrer joining them on the scoresheet.
Jack Owens posted nine conversions to complete the rout, with Ben Holcroft the sole scorer for Oldham.
Dewsbury Rams drew level on points with Sheffield Eagles with a 24-20 win on the road.
Alex Smith, Keenen Tomlinson, Jordan Schofield and Andrew Gabriel claimed the Rams’ tries, with Tyler Dickinson, Anthony Thackeray and Rob Worrincy crossing in reply for Sheffield.
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