Kingstone Press League 1: round 7 round-up

15th May 2017, 14:50

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Kingstone Press League 1: round 7 round-up

Toronto maintain 100% record, Oxford surprise Hunslet with dramatic late win and more...

Toronto Wolfpack maintained their 100% league record on Friday evening with a 40-22 victory away to Newcastle Thunder.

Toronto welcomed back Fuifui Moimoi, Ryan Bailey and Quentin Laulu-Togagae for the fixture.

The Wolfpack got off to a flying start and led 28-4 at half-time thanks to tries from Ryan Brierley, Blake Wallace, Jonny Pownall, Liam Kay and Laulu-Togagae. Necastle’s only try of the first-half was scored by Zach Clark.

A revitalised Newcastle side were solid in the second-half. The Thunder struck first through Danny Nicklas before Toronto replied when Bob Beswick went over.

Lewis Young and Evan Simons then crossed the try line for Newcastle before Brierley scored his second in the 79th minute.


University of Gloucestershire All Golds took revenge on North Wales Crusaders for their League 1 Cup defeat with a 36-28 victory over the Welsh club.

The teams were tied at 18 each at the break with both teams scoring three tries that were converted.

North Wales led 28-24 with 20 minutes remaining, but tries from Billy Brickhill and Lewis Reece were converted by Ben Stead to give All Golds their third victory of the season.

Oxford surprised Hunslet with an impressive 24-22 victory on Sunday.

Oxford raced to a 14-6 lead in the first 30 minutes with tries from Harrison Brough, Jake Joynt and Joshua Atkinson. Oxford went in after the first 40 with a 20-12 lead.

A second half resurgence from Hunslet drew them back to 20-20. With 15 minutes to play, Hunslet took a 22-20 lead through a penalty.

With 5 minutes remaining, Brough scored his second try of the game and Oxford held on to take the two points.


Whitehaven kept on the heels of Toronto and Barrow with a 30-14 win away at London Skolars.

Skolars led 8-6 at half time through tries from Josh Allinson and James Hill.

Whitehaven came back strong in the second-half, with tries from Carl Forster, Jessie Joe Parker, James Newton and six Paul Crook goals earning Whitehaven the victory.

Doncaster moved up to fourth with a 50-24 victory over Hemel Stags.

Doncaster’s Tom Carr led the Dons with a hat-trick of tries and four goals as they got back to winning ways in Kingstone Press League 1.


Joe Hambley’s hat-trick led Workington Town to an impressive 56-0 victory over South Wales Ironmen.

Town led 16-0 at half time and seven tries in the second half solidified the victory as they shutout the Ironmen.

York City Knights ran in 12 tries in a 64-12 victory over Coventry Bears.

Just two points separated the teams at half-time, with York taking a 14-12 lead into the second-half. Nine tries in the remaining 40 ensured the Knights took the spoils.