Championship and C 1 weekend in focus

Leigh notched a league double over closest rivals Widnes in Thursday’s live televised fixture. Despite a bright opening from the Vikings, tries from Alstead [2], Hobson and Donlan lifted the Centurions to a 23-16 win.

In a big clash in the south of France, Toulouse edged out in-form Barrow 22-14. A late try from Constant Villegas sealed it, after tries from Planas and Gay helped the home side into the lead.

Featherstone romped to a 68-12 win over Doncaster. Jon Steel, Ian Bell and Tom Saxton all helped themselves to a rare feat of three tries each, in a 13 try romp.

Gateshead went down at home to Whitehaven in a thrilling match. Haven toppled Steve McCormack’s side 38-34, as Craig Calvert and Gregg McNally both scored doubles.

The shock of the weekend came at the Shay, as Sheffield Eagles defeated title-chasing Halifax. In a 40-26 scoreline, Damien Gibson crossed twice,with Sam Barlow, Andy Boothroyd, Johnny Woodcock and Jack Howieson completing the scoring.

In the Championship One, Dewsbury landed a 42-16 home defeat of Blackpool as Andrew Bostock scored three of the Rams’ seven tries.

Keighley saw off Swinton with a 32-16 win. John Presley crossed for a brace.

The majority of the points at Boundary Park came in the first half as Oldham beat Hunslet 22-16. Former Huddersfield and Bradford wing Marcus St Hilaire scored twice.

Rochdale came from 18 points to nil down to beat York 36-30 at Spotland. Martin Ainscough and Wayne Corcoran both scored twice for the Hornets.

London Skolars scored a rare win against fellow strugglers Workington at Derwent Park. Oliver Fountain crossed for his second try of the game with little more than ten minutes remaining to give the away side a 24-18 victory.

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