Second wins for Championship four on storm-hit weekend

Four teams made it two wins from two on a storm-hit weekend in the Championship.

Leigh are top of the pile following an impressive 58-10 thumping of Sheffield on Saturday afternoon.

Adam Higson scored a hat-trick inside the first 17 minutes to help the Centurions to a 26-0 half-time lead, and they added six more tries in the second half to make it 11 in total.

It was a similarly one-sided affair in France as Toulouse also ran in 11 tries to beat Oldham 58-6.

Prop Joe Bretherton crossed for a hat-trick, including a sensational effort when he was found stranded on the wing, while Paul Marcon also grabbed a treble.

London survived a scare to eventually prevail 36-20 at home to Whitehaven.

The Cumbrians had trailed 10-2 but turned the game on its head with three converted tries either side of half time to lead 20-10.

But Matty Fozard’s converted try on the hour mark got the Broncos back in front, and they sealed victory with further scores from Daniel Hindmarsh and Kieran Dixon.

Widnes were the fourth team to secure their second win of the season as they defeated Batley 32-12 at the DCBL Stadium.

The Vikings had led 12-0 inside the opening quarter of an hour, but were pegged back by a Batley fightback, as the Bulldogs levelled things at 12-all.

Jake Spedding’s try close to half-time gave Widnes the lead, and in monsoon-like second half conditions, they ran in three tries without conceding in reply to follow up their opening day victory over Oldham.

Bradford’s game at York, Swinton’s home game with Dewsbury and the scheduled broadcast match between Featherstone and Halifax were all postponed earlier on Sunday due to Storm Ciara, which battered the country over night.

Two Super League games and four Challenge Cup games were also postponed.

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