League 1 round-up: Six wins from six for Barrow, father-son duo combine for Keighley & tries galore for Hunslet and Doncaster

Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e in action for Halifax in 2019

Barrow are proving to be the team to beat after the opening six rounds of League 1 action. 

Paul Crarey’s Raiders maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a commanding 40-4 victory over Rochdale.

Tee Ritson kept up his impressive form with an excellent hat-trick, while Jarrad Stack, Callum Bustin and Carl Forster also got in on the act. Rochdale’s sole response came via Dan Nixon, his first for the club, midway through the first half.

Below them, Doncaster moved up to second in the table and recorded their fifth win in six matches against North Wales.

Ollie Greensmith scored a hat-trick for the visitors, with Misi Taulapapa, Sam Doherty and Brad Foster all adding doubles in a 68-0 thrashing.

Workington also kept pace at the top of the division after seeing off a spirited Coventry side 30-12.

Having been level at 6-6 midway through the first half, four unanswered tries proved to be the Bears’ undoing, despite young prop forward Brad Ho, on loan from Bradford, scoring a late consolation.

Keighley also put West Wales to the sword with a 70-12 drubbing at Cougar Park.

Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e made a winning debut alongside his father, Quentin, and even managed to set him up for his second try of the game inside the final five minutes.

And finally, Hunslet ran in 12 tries as they swept aside a London Skolars side languishing near the foot of the table.

Vila Halafihi scored three tries at the New River Stadium, while Tom Ashton, Dave Gibbons and Sion Jones all crossed twice. It proved to be a tough afternoon for the Skolars, who have won just two of their opening six matches.

League 1 round six results:

Barrow Raiders 40-4 Rochdale Hornets

London Skolars 10-62 Hunslet

North Wales Crusaders 0-68 Doncaster

Coventry Bears 12-30 Workington Town

Keighley Cougars 70-12 West Wales Raiders


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