Halifax marched on at the top of of the Championship on Thursday with a comfortable 36-4 win at Doncaster. Tries came from Barker, Penkywicz, James, Tamghart, Paterson, Gleeson and Royston.
Saturday saw a shock at the Don Valley Stadium as Sheffield trounced Toulouse 58-12. The French side had been in remarkable form in recent weeks, but were blown away by the Eagles after a tight first quarter. Joe Walsh and Sam Barlow both scored two tries in a ten-try rout. Also on the scoresheet was the returning Danny Mills, who has returned to the club on loan from Widnes.
Widnes’ shook off their recent poor form to stage a remarkable comeback at home to Gateshead. After the Thunder raced into a 24-6 lead, the Vikings fought back to record a 46-30 win. On the scoresheet was debuting winger Kevin Penny, signed on a month-long loan deal from Warrington. Lee Doran also scored twice.
Barrow kept up the pressure on Halifax with a 44-12 win over fellow silverware-chasers Featherstone. James Nixon outstaged Ned Catic by scoring a respective four tries to three. Liam Campbell scored the other try for the Raiders.
Batley recorded a big win over Whitehaven at Mount Pleasant. Jermaine McGilvary scored a remarkable five tries in a 48-24 victory.
Keighley snatched a late victory at Blackpool, a late Dan Potter try giving the Cougars a 30-26 win.
Hunslet beat Rochdale 56-30. Aayden Faal scored three tries in a nine-try success.
Dewsbury beat Workington 76-14.