Championship Round Three: Results and round-up

Drew Darbyshire
Dec Patton Bradford Bulls Championship Round Three SWpix

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Round Three of the Championship provided some extremely tight contests as well as a few runaway scorelines as the league table starts to take shape.

In the Friday night match, Sheffield Eagles eased past Batley Bulldogs 36-0 at the Olympic Legacy Park.

Cory Aston converted all six tries scored by Anthony Thackeray, Vila Halafihi, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Ross Oakes, Ben Jones-Bishop and Aaron Murphy.

And in the game on Saturday, Toulouse Olympique also won 36-0 against York Knights in the south of France.

Guy Armitage scored four tries having played on the wing. Reubenn Rennie, Olly Ashall-Bott and Mathieu Jussaume also scored.

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There were five games on Sunday. Bradford Bulls emerged 14-12 winners against Widnes Vikings thanks to a last-minute try from Tom Holmes, which was converted by Dec Patton.

David Foggin-Johnston and Ben Blackmore also crossed for the Bulls.

Barrow Raiders are still searching for their first win of the season are losing 20-18 to Swinton Lions at Heywood Road.

Jayden Hatton, Andy Badrock, Josh Eaves and Jordan Gibson went over for Swinton.

Halifax Panthers were made to work for a 26-18 victory by London Broncos at The Shay.

Louis Jouffret, James Saltonstall (2), Lachlan Walmsley and Eribe Doro got on the scoresheet for the hosts.

Keighley Cougars recorded their first win back in the Championship with 44-24 scoreline against Newcastle Thunder.

Charlie Graham, Keenen Tomlinson, Nathan Roebuck (2), Thomas Doyle, Robbie Storey (2) and Mo Agoro scored for the Cougars.

Finally, Featherstone Rovers went top of the table following a 14-try rout against Whitehaven.

Joey Leilua (2), Thomas Lacans, Craig Kopczak, John Davies, McKenzie Yei, Riley Dean, Gareth Gale (3), Jack Bussey, Connor Jones, Caleb Aekins and Luke Briscoe all scored for the hosts.

Championship Round Three results:

Sheffield Eagles 36-0 Batley Bulldogs

Toulouse Olympique 36-0 York Knights

Swinton Lions 20-18 Barrow Raiders

Bradford Bulls 14-12 Widnes Vikings

Featherstone Rovers 76-4 Whitehaven

Keighley Cougars 44-24 Newcastle Thunder

Halifax Panthers 26-18 London Broncos

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