Newcastle Thunder fought back from 30-16 down with 10 minutes to go to rescue a 30-30 draw against Widnes Vikings at Kingston Park.
Swinton Lions held off a late comeback from Newcastle Thunder to win 28-16 at Heywood Road and book their place in the Challenge Cup Second Round.
Former Leeds Rhinos, Salford Red Devils, Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Trinity, Bradford Bulls and Newcastle Thunder back Ashley Gibson has announced his retirement from the game.
Newcastle Thunder have announced their squad numbers ahead of the 2021 season.
Newcastle Thunder claimed a 28-18 victory over Whitehaven at Kingston Park in a match forced to end early after an injury to Ollie Gowing.
The Championship have announced the schedule for round two through to round four, with 20 matches to be streamed live on OuRLeague.
The RFL have confirmed that the Championship and League 1 seasons will include promotion and relegation.
Whitehaven have announced they will be travelling to Kingston Park on Sunday 14th March to take on Newcastle Thunder in a low-key friendly fixture.
Academy level players will make their return to Rugby League next month, following the government’s announcement of a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions.
Streaming details for the opening rounds of this year’s Challenge Cup and Championship have been announced by the RFL.