Championship round-up: Featherstone stun Leigh while Toronto and Toulouse pick up wins

There were only three games played in the Betfred Championship due to the weather but they made for great viewing nonetheless.

The game of the weekend was between Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers at the Leigh Sports Village – without a doubt.

Leigh’s poor start to the season continued as they suffered their fourth defeat in five games, with Featherstone vice-captain Martyn Ridyard coming back to haunt his old club and inspiring the Rovers to a 38-30 victory.

It was a tightly contested affair in the first half but Leigh were 20-14 to the good at the interval thanks to tries from Ben Crooks (2), Bodene Thompson and Rhys Evans.

Ridyard then levelled the scores following a breakaway try before Matty-Dawson Jones went over and Crooks completed his hat-trick to put Leigh 28-20 ahead.

But Ridyard crossed for another before Mitch Clark scored to seal an emphatic victory for the Rovers.

Toronto Wolfpack bounced back from defeat to London last week with a convincing 52-12 victory at Swinton Lions.

Ryan Brierley had a superb game for the Canadian side while Cory Paterson was doing the tweets on behalf of the club!

Toulouse Olympique climbed to the top of the league on Saturday with a resounding 54-6 win over Rochdale Hornets in France.

Barrow Raiders v Dewsbury Rams, Batley Bulldogs v Halifax and Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos were all postponed due to the poor conditions.

And every single Betfred League 1 fixture didn’t go ahead.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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