The Championship Chat: Round 9, 2017

Hull KR still perfect

Hull Kingston Rovers continued their perfect start to the Championship season with a 52-18 win over Swinton Lions.

James Donaldson bagged a hat-trick, with David Hodgson, Jordan Abdull, Jamie Ellis, Zach Dockar-Clay, Will Oakes, Nick Scruton and Ryan Shaw also getting on the scoresheet.

Toulouse stay in touch

Toulouse Olympique XIII are four points behind Rovers in second place after securing a comfortable 58-18 victory against Oldham.

Stan Robin, Gregory White, Johnathon Ford all scored twice for Toulouse, while Mark Kheirallah, Paul Marcon, Clement Boyer and Bastien Canet added further tries.

Fev see off the Broncos

Featherstone Rovers remain third courtesy of a 38-18 success against London Broncos.

Chris Ulugia (2), John Davies, Cory Aston, Andy Bostock and Luke Briscoe all scored tries for Fev.

Bulls almost level

Bradford Bulls are just two points off parity after sealing a 48-16 win over Sheffield Eagles at Odsal.

James Bentley scored four tries for the Bulls, with Ethan Ryan, Ross Oakes, Daniel Murray and Johnny Campbell also crossing the line.

Rams in a pickle

Bradford trail Dewsbury by just two points after the Rams were defeated 34-6 at Halifax.

Steve Tyrer (2), James Salton Stall, Simon Grix, Rob Worrincy and Adam Tangata all scored for the home side.

Lillycrop seals comeback win

Batley Bulldogs came from 24 points down to beat Rochdale Hornets 38-36 – Tom Lillycrop scored the winner three minutes from time.

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