It has been another entertaining weekend of action in the Championship, including a huge win for Leigh over London.
The first game of this weekend’s Championship games came on Friday night. Jamaica international Ben Jones-Bishop scored a hat-trick to help Sheffield beat full-time Newcastle 34-20 on home soil. Vila Halafihi, Joel Farrell and Anthony Thackeray also scored for Mark Aston’s side.
Onto Sunday’s action now, a last-minute drop goal from Michael Knowles sealed a 19-18 victory for Dewsbury against Workington at the Tetley’s Stadium.
Ollie Greensmith (2) and Reiss Butterworth scored for the Rams, whilst 40-year-old veteran half-back Paul Sykes kicked three goals.
Jarrod Sammut blow
Halifax eased past Barrow 40-18 at The Shay. Louis Jouffret, Adam Tangata, Joe Arundel, Lachlan Walmsley (2), Kyle Wood and Zack McComb (2) went over for the Panthers.
Barrow half-back Jarrod Sammut was stretched off the field in the match. The Raiders provided an update on the Malta international after the game.
Great news! Jarrod Sammut is on his way home from hospital. Thanks to the medical staff from both teams for their brilliant help this afternoon. 💙 pic.twitter.com/KBDD8Qv1BX
— Barrow Raiders (@BarrowRaiders) April 24, 2022
Championship high flyers Leigh ran in 11 tries to come up with a thrilling 64-0 win over London at the Leigh Sports Village.
Former New Zealand and Samoa international Krisnan Inu finished the game having racked up 30 points. He scored a hat-trick and kicked nine goals.
Batley produced a clinical display to win comfortably 38-10 at Widnes. Lucas Walshaw, Mike Ward, Luke Hooley, Josh Hodson, Johnny Campbell (2) and Alistair Leak got on the scoresheet for the Bulldogs.
York continued their rich vein of form with a 30-12 victory over Whitehaven at the LNER Community Stadium.
Brendan O’Hagan, Levi Edwards, Liam Harris (2) and James Glover scored for the Knights. Former Hull half-back Harris also kicked five goals.
Leigh have gone top of the Championship table, although it might only be for 24 hours. Featherstone play Bradford in Monday night Rugby League, live on Premier Sports.
Sheffield Eagles 34-20 Newcastle Thunder
Dewsbury Rams 19-18 Workington Town
Halifax Panthers 40-18 Barrow Raiders
Leigh Centurions 64-0 London Broncos
Widnes Vikings 10-38 Batley Bulldogs
York City Knights 30-12 Whitehaven