14th September 2018, 11:00 | championship

Championship Shield Round 5 Preview

Championship Shield Round 5 Preview

Featherstone Rovers aim to keep up their 100% record with a win over Dewsbury Rams at LD Nutrition Stadium.

The Rams come into the game in good form, winning 32-12 against Barrow Raiders last time out. The Rovers impressed with a win against Sheffield Eagles in Round 4, also winning 32-12. 

Leigh Centurions look to keep up the pace with Featherstone in the hunt to host the Championship Shield final with a win against Rochdale Hornets at Crown Oil Arena this weekend. 

The Hornets have lost their last seven matches since a 28-26 win at home to Swinton on 8thJuly, they were beaten by Batley in Round 4. Leigh were comprehensive 54-10 victors against Swinton Lions last time out and looking to register back-to-back wins. 

Batley Bulldogs welcome Sheffield Eagles to the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, with the Bulldogs looking to make it four from five in the Betfred Championship Shield Super 8s. 

The Bulldogs were victorious against Rochdale Hornets last time out, winning 26-12, while Sheffield were beaten 12-32 by Featherstone. 

Barrow Raiders welcome Swinton Lions to Craven Park, with both sides looking to register their second win of the Super 8s. 

Both sides will be looking to bounce back from defeats, as Barrow were well beaten by Dewsbury Rams last Sunday losing 32-12 and Swinton were comprehensively beaten 54-10 by Leigh Centurions.  

A win for the Lions will cut the deficit between themselves and the Raiders down to three points, while Barrow can lead above Sheffield into 5th with a win. 

Sunday 16thSeptember: Batley Bulldogs vs Sheffield Eagles (15:00), Barrow Raiders vs Swinton Lions (15:00), Featherstone Rovers vs Dewsbury Rams (15:00), Rochdale Hornets vs Leigh Centurions (15:00)