Championship: Widnes suffer heavy defeat to Featherstone & Bradford bounce back

Josh McAllister
Luke Briscoe Featherstone Rovers SWpix Betfred Championship

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Featherstone Rovers defeated Widnes 74-6 in the Championship, with Luke Briscoe claiming a hat-trick. 

It was a big day for Craig Hall, who scored two tries and kicked 11 goals in the victory to pass 2,000 career points. He was joined on the scoresheet by Jack Bussey, Connor Jones, Jesse Sene-Lefao, John Davies, Morgan Smith (2) and Briscoe (3).

Brian McDermott’s side have scored 364 points in 10 Championship fixtures so far in 2022.

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Bradford bounce back

Bradford Bulls bounced back from their defeat last Monday with a 34-22 victory over Whitehaven. Earlier this week, the Odsal Stadium side parted ways with head coach John Kear by mutual consent. Bulls crossing through Joe Burton (2), Elliot Kear, Jordan Lilley, Thomas Doyle and Ebon Scurr.

More Championship results

On Friday night’s only game, Leigh Centurions claimed a 34-6 home win over Sheffield Eagles. Tries from Adam Sidlow, Ben Reynolds, Ed Chamberlain, Keanan Brand, Sam Stone and James McDonnell.

On Saturday, Halifax Panthers defeated Newcastle Thunder 30-10. Simon Grix’s have now won six games so far in 2022, while Newcastle have just eight points on the table.

Back to Sunday, Batley Bulldogs secured the two league points with a 16-10 victory over Workington Town. They fought back in the second half, having fallen 10-6 behind at the break. Tries from Lucas Walshaw, Josh Hodson and Dane Manning.

London Broncos claimed their first win of the season with a 36-12 home victory over Dewsbury Rams. The hosts had led 22-0 at half-time.

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