Betfred Championship Review: Toronto survive scare to win League Leaders Shield

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Saturday

Toulouse 56-18 Sheffield Eagles- Two tries from Paul Marcon and Ilias Bergal and other efforts from Joe Bretherton, Constantine Mika, Mark Kheirallah, Mathieu Jussaume, Dean Parata and Stanislas Robin won the game for the French side. Sheffield responded with tries from Anthony Thackeray, Joel Farrell and Oliver Davies, but their playoff hopes take another setback.

Sunday

Dewsbury Rams 28-28 Halifax- Two tries from Rob Worrincy and others from Sam Day, Adam Ryder and Andy Gabriel, as well as a penalty from Paul Sykes for Dewsbury were cancelled out by two tries from Quentin Laulu-Togagae and other efforts from James Saltonstall, Kevin Larroyer and Jacob Fairbank for Halifax.

Featherstone Rovers 50-6 Rochdale Hornets- Two tries from Brad Day and other efforts from Makahesi Makatoa, Cameron King, Luke Briscoe, Connor Jones, James Harrison, Ashton Golding and Josh Walters earned the big win for Rovers. Shaun Ainscough responded for the Hornets, but they remain nailed to the bottom.

Swinton Lions 30-12 Barrow Raiders- Tries for Matthew Ashton, Frankie Halton, Rhodri Lloyd, Mike Butt and Harry Smith and two penalties from Jack Hansen earned a crucial win for the Lions. The Raiders responded with tries from Tee Ritson and Luke Cresswell and a penalty from Jamie Dallimore but it is another defeat for them.

York City Knights 25-24 Bradford Bulls- Two tries for Will Oakes and Perry Whiteley as well as a penalty from Connor Robinson and a drop goal from Liam Harris won a thriller for York. The Bulls responded with a hat trick from Ethan Ryan and other efforts from Ross Oakes and Jy Hitchcox but they fall just short in their latest playoff battle.

Leigh Centurions 48-12 Batley Bulldogs- Two tries for Ryan Brierley and Iain Thornley and other efforts from Joe Cator, Luke Douglas, Josh Woods, Micky Higham and Stefan Marsh earned another big win for the Centurions. Batley responded with tries from Sam Walters and Louis Jouffret but they were well beaten.

Widnes Vikings 19-24 Toronto Wolfpack- Tries from Nick Rawsthorne, Chase Stanley, Bodene Thompson, Darcy Lussick and Anthony Mullally earned the League Leaders Shield for the Wolfpack. Widnes were in most of the game thanks to tries from Lloyd Roby, Danny Craven, who also added a drop goal, and Ryan Ince, but fall agonisingly short.

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