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26 Jun 2022

Betfred Championship Round 16 Round-Up

Betfred Championship Round 16 Round-Up

Leigh Centurions opened up a three-point lead at the top of the Betfred Championship after a convincing victory at Sheffield Eagles in the 16th round of fixtures.

Adrian Lam's side ran in 10 tries in an emphatic 58-4 success at Olympic Legacy Park on Friday, while second-placed Featherstone were beaten 28-20 at home by Batley on Sunday.

Ben Reynolds scored 22 of the Centurions' points with nine goals and a try, while captain Adam Sidlow, Joe Wardle, Edwin Ipape and Nene MacDonald all crossed twice. Joe Mellor also got on the scoresheet.

The Eagles, who conceded 40 unanswered points in the second half, managed just one try through Jason Bass.

Featherstone were edged out by the Bulldogs at the Millennium Stadium.

Tries from Dane Manning, Luke Hooley and Adam Gledhill helped the visitors to a slender 18-16 lead at half-time, with Luke Briscoe touching down twice and James Lockwood also crossing in reply.

The second period remained equally tight with Hooley and Jack Broadbent trading tries but James Meadows went over 10 minutes from time to seal it Batley.

Third-placed York City Knights moved within a point of Rovers after a 40-16 triumph at Whitehaven.

The City Knights led 30-0 at the break after a double from AJ Towse and further tries from Jordan Thompson, Jamie Ellis and Bailey Antrobus.

Whitehaven rallied with a Ryan King double and a Dave Eccleston effort but Joe Brown and Brendan O'Hagan further added to York's tally.

Widnes Vikings recovered from a 22-10 half-time deficit to snatch a 26-22 win over London Broncos at the DCBL Stadium.

Danny Craven, Joe Edge and Ryan Ince claimed the crucial Vikings tries in the second half after a brace from Dean Parata and further tries from Paul Ulberg and Iliess Macani had put London in command. Sam Wilde and debutant Kieran Dixon also scored for Widnes.

Bradford Bulls enjoyed a comfortable 48-6 win over neighbours Dewsbury Rams. Wales international Chester Butler scored two of their eight tries and Dec Patton kicked eight goals.

Newcastle Thunder scored 11 tries as they thrashed bottom side Workington Town 66-22. Dual-registered Wigan player Sam Halsall helped himself to a hat-trick while Brad Day claimed a double. Riley Dean scored 26 points with a try and 11 goals.

Betfred Championship Round 16 Results
Friday:

  • Sheffield Eagles 4-58 Leigh Centurions

Sunday:

  • Bradford Bulls 48-6 Dewsbury Rams
  • Featherstone Rovers 20-28 Batley Bulldogs
  • Newcastle Thunder 66-22 Workington Town
  • Whitehaven 16-40 York City Knights
  • Widnes Vikings 26-22 London Broncos