Saturday’s sole Championship fixture took place in the south of France, as outsiders Featherstone scored a strong win at Toulouse. Tries from Hardman, Smeaton, Briggs (2) and Spears gave Rovers a 32-16 win.
Batley continued their impressive form of upsetting the odds as they beat Northern Rail Cup finalists Barrow Raiders 46-16. Smith, Lindsay (2), Mennell, Cardiss, Potter, Lythes and Maun scored the tries for the Bulldogs.
Gateshead beat league leaders Halifax 34-28. A Dylan Nash hat-trick was the highlight as the Thunder raced to a 32-0 interval lead, which proved too-big a deficit for Fax to claw back despite a second half revival.
In the Championship One, York defeated Oldham 20-18 in a magnificent encounter in front of the TV cameras on Thursday. Oakes, Clayton, Haberecht and Hughes scored the tries.
On Sunday, Blackpool beat Workington 46-18 as Damian Munroe scored a hat-trick.
Keighley beat Rochdale 44-16, scoring eight tries.
Swinton defeated Hunslet 42-16, scoring seven tries and Carl Sneyd landing 18 points.