13th March 2017, 00:05 | championship

Kingstone Press Championship: round 6 round-up

Kingstone Press Championship: round 6 round-up

Hull KR stay top and Halifax shock London Broncos

Bradford staged an impressive second half performance to beat Batley Bulldogs 44-22.

The teams went in 18-18 at the break with three tries each and 100% kicking from Oscar Thomas and Dom Brambani.

Batley took an early advantage in the second half as Tom Holmes went over, but the Bulldogs were unable to register any more points.

Bradford scored five more tries, with two coming from former Batley man Jonny Campbell, to secure their third win from the last four games.

Hull Kingston Rovers continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 48-6 win at Dewsbury Rams.

Andrew Heffernan scored two tries for Hull, Graeme Horne and Maurice Blair registered their first tries of the season and Jamie Ellis converted all eight of his attempts.

KR went into the break 24-0 head and continued to pile on the pressure in the second half, with Keegan Hirst grabbing a consolation for the Rams with about 10 minutes remaining.

Halifax handed London their second defeat of the season in an impressive 19-6 victory.

Fax took the lead five minutes into the game through Steve Tyrer after great pressure from a Gareth Moore kick.

Broncos hit back through Ben Hellewell and Jarrod Sammut converted the try. Halifax regained the lead before half time as Simon Grix went over to make it 8-6 at the break.

A converted Gareth Moore try combined with a penalty and drop goal in the second half earned Halifax the two points.

Featherstone Rovers put eight tries past Sheffield in a 47-22 victory during the Sunday evening fixture.

Jason Walton’s two tries ensured Featherstone picked up their fifth win of the season.


Rovers led 26-12 at the break and showed no signs of slowing down, putting a further 21 points past Sheffield in the second half.

Featherstone separated themselves from London Broncos to go clear second in the Kingstone Press Championship and keep their unbeaten status.

Rochdale Hornets left it late to snatch a 26-26 draw from Oldham.

Rochdale started well and led 14-6 at half time, but three second half tries and two penalties put Oldham 26-14 ahead.

With five minutes left, Gavin Bennion’s try gave Rochdale a lifeline and Lewis Palfrey brought them six points behind.

The Hornets then took avantage of an error and Ryan Maneely scored, Palfrey made no mistake with the boot to share the spoils.

Swinton were unable to stage a late comeback in their trip to France on Saturday as they fell 36-28 to Toulouse Olympique XIII.

The teams were evenly matched in the first half and Toulouse went in with a slender 20-14 lead at the break.

The French side scored two early tries at the start of the second half through Tony Maurel and Stan Robin to make it 32-14.

Swinton followed with two tries of their own to bring the score back to 32-24, but Sebastien Planas went over to ensure Toulouse were out of reach.