Championship round-up: Dwyer double hat-trick, Leigh lose in Canada, Rochdale hammered

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Leeds Rhinos hooker Brad Dwyer scored six tries for Featherstone Rovers on dual-registration.

Toronto Wolfpack weathered a Leigh Centurions storm in the second half to seal a crucial 46-28 win over their rivals at Lamport Stadium. Blake Wallace scored a hat-trick for Toronto, while Matty Russell and Andy Ackers also got two each. Ben Crooks and Daniel Mortimer both scored two for Leigh. Toronto’s Cory Paterson was sin-binned for an illegal tackle in the first half, while Jake Emmitt and Greg Richards were sin-binned late on in the game for an off-the-ball incident.

Ben Johnston put in a gleaming performance to steer Halifax to a 48-22 win over Barrow Raiders at Craven Park on Sunday. Johnston scored twice, while Hull Kingston Rovers loanee Kieren Moss also scored for Fax. USA star Ryan Burroughs made his debut for Barrow.

London Broncos kept pressure on the top four with a convincing 38-16 victory over Batley Bulldogs at the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium. Kieran Dixon was the starman, kicking five goals and scoring a try.

Toulouse Olympique ran in eight tries to ease past Sheffield Eagles 46-24 at the Olympic Legacy Park. France star Mark Kheirallah kicked seven goals and got two tries, while Wigan Warriors loanee Joe Bretherton also got on the scoresheet. Italy international Chris Centrone crossed for Toulouse as well. St Helens players Matty Costello, Adam Swift, Jake Spedding and Matty Smith all played for Sheffield on dual-registration.

Leeds Rhinos hooker Brad Dwyer scored a double hat-trick as he played on dual-registration for Featherstone Rovers. Dwyer bagged six to help Rovers to an emphatic 80-4 victory over Rochdale Hornets at the LD Nutrition Stadium. James Lockwood also completed a hat-trick for Featherstone. Warrington Wolves duo Morgan Smith and Pat Moran featured for Rochdale on dual-registration. Salford Red Devils forward Gavin Bennion started for the Hornets.

George Tyson scored two tries to help Swinton Lions beat Dewsbury Rams 29-28 at Heywood Road on Sunday afternoon. Wigan Warriors players Craig Mullen, Joe Brown and Josh Ganson featured on dual-registration for Swinton. Wakefield Trinity’s Jordan Crowther started for Dewsbury. Chris Hankinson and Daniel Igbinedion were both sin-binned for dangerous tackles.

Toronto, Toulouse, Featherstone and Halifax remain in the top four, closely followed by London and Leigh.

Championship round 19 results:

Barrow Raiders 22-48 Halifax (1,293)

Batley Bulldogs 16-38 London Broncos (889)

Featherstone Rovers 80-4 Rochdale Hornets (1,820)

Sheffield Eagles 24-46 Toulouse Olympique (458)

Swinton Lions 29-28 Dewsbury Rams (555)

Toronto Wolfpack 46-28 Leigh Centurions (6,844)

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