15 Aug 2022

Betfred Championship Round-Up | Round 23

Betfred Championship Round-Up | Round 23

Leigh Centurions continued their charge to the Betfred Championship title with a 60-0 victory at Newcastle Thunder.

The Centurions ran in 10 tries as they eased to victory and maintained their five-point lead at the top of the table.

Tom Nisbet and Edwin Ipape scored a pair of tries each for the Centurions and Joe Wardell, John Asiata, Tom Amone, Sam Stone, Josh Charnley and Lachlan Lam also crossed for the rampant Centurions.

Craig Hall scored a hat-trick of tries as second-placed Featherstone Rovers kept pace with Leigh thanks to a 72-6 win over Dewsbury Rams.

Hall also kicked nine goals for a personal haul of 30 points as Rovers dominated.

Luke Briscoe also crossed for a pair of tries and there were further scores for Gadwin Springer, Craig Kopczak, Johnathan Ford, Junior Moors, Joseph Leilua, Tom Lineham, Sam Eseh and Connor Jones.

Joe Arundal recorded a hat-trick of tries of his own to help the Halifax Panthers to a 32-26 win over the Sheffield Eagles.

Batley Bulldogs lost ground after they slipped to a 30-12 home defeat to Barrow Raiders.

Ryan Shaw scored a try and added three conversions and two penalties for the Raiders for a personal haul of 14 points.

A pair of tries from Luke Cresswell ensured it was comfortable for Barrow as Batley slipped two points adrift of third-placed Halifax.

Widnes coasted to a 26-12 victory over Whitehaven as they ran in four tries.

Alex Walker went in for a pair of tries as London Broncos eased to a 38-12 win over last-placed Workington Town.


Betfred Championship Round 23 Results:


  • Sheffield Eagles 26-32 Halifax Panthers


  • Batley Bulldogs 12-30 Barrow Raiders
  • Whitehaven 12-26 Widnes Vikings
  • Featherstone Rovers 72-6 Dewsbury Rams
  • London Broncos 38-12 Workington Town
  • Newcastle Thunder 0-60 Leigh Centurions