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With the game between Toulouse Olympique XIII and the Widnes Vikings postponed due to COVID issues, round four of the Betfred Championship comprised six fixtures with two games being played on Saturday and the remaining four over various kick-off times on Sunday.

Oldham and Halifax faced off on Saturday, as did the Sheffield Eagles and London Broncos. Sunday’s early game saw Newcastle take on Batley while Whitehaven and Bradford occupied the traditional three o’clock slot. Widnes and Swinton got underway just after five and the evening match was between Dewsbury Rams and the York City Knights.

It was a close affair between Oldham and Halifax. McGrath gave the Panthers a lead but Brierley replied with a try four minutes later. As it seemed that the visitors would go into the break with just a two point advantage from the boot of Robinson, Woodburn-Hall grabbed a second which with the conversion gave Halifax a 12-4 lead. Reilly scored five minutes after the restart for the home side and Green added the conversion, Oldham still trailing by two. The killer blow came with four minutes remaining on the clock when Croft scored for Oldham and Green added the extras for a 16-12 win to get their second win of the season.

The late afternoon witnesses a humdinger between Sheffield and London as they shared the points after a 20-20 draw. Glover opened Sheffield’s account on thirteen but Egodo responded on twenty-one before Farrell again put the Eagles ahead five minutes later. A try by Miski, the first of a hat-trick, gave a half time score of 12-8 in the home sides advantage. Minski scored two second half tries on sixty-two and seventy-three, punctuated by a Farrell penalty goal for Sheffield, for an 18-14 lead but when Brown went over a minute from time and Farrell converted it looked like Sheffield had snatched the points. But no-one accounted for a Sammutt penalty goal in the dying seconds to level the scores.

The Batley Bulldogs maintained their good start to the season by taking the scalp of Newcastle Thunder. Hall put the Bulldogs into the lead inside the opening ten with Gill replying just before the half hour. Three minutes later Morton added a second for Batley and they went into the interval with a 10-6 lead. Leak scored twice in a ten-minute period in the second half to stretch the lead to 22-6 before Gill got his second and Shorrocks crossed the whitewash to get Newcastle right back in the game at 16-22. Just as it looked like the Thunder might be about to scramble a draw, Batley killed the game with a seventy-seventh minute Gilmore try which he converted himself for a final score of 28-16.

Whitehaven pushed the Bulls close but in the end the Yorkshire side returned from Cumbria with the spoils. ‘Haven had gone ahead through Bulman on eleven but tries from Crossley, Brown and Pickersgill put the Bulls 18-6 ahead at the break. Parker gave the home side some hope just after the restart but Scurr and Crossley with his second sealed the win just after the hour mark as Bradford raced into a 30-10 lead. Late tries in the last two minutes from Mossop and Roden gave some credibility to the Whitehaven score as they lost by 22-30.

The Swinton Lions are rapidly turning into the league whipping boys and Sunday afternoon saw another big registration in the against column as they crashed 46-10 to the Widnes Vikings. The sides were pointless until the twenty-eighth minute when Cross opened the scoring for the Vikings. Baker and O’Neill added two more before the break for an 18-0 lead. Tyrer and Robinson added two more after the interval before Rizelli finally got Swinton on the board. Grady, Lawton and a second from Cross put Widnes into a 46-4 lead before a late consolation from Butt, converted by Hansen.

The rounds last game was the evening kick-off between the Dewsbury Rams and York City Knights. It was a nip-and-tuck first forty minutes which saw the sides tied up at 14-14. Fleming scored first for the Rams with Atkins replying five minutes later. Five minutes after that Gabriel re-established the lead and a further five minutes on Stock scored for York. Two conversions and a penalty goal each from Sykes and Dixon ensured parity. Dixon got a four pointer just after the restart to give York the lead but within eight minutes Hall responded and the sides were locked up again. On fifty-eight the City Knights were back into the lead when Marsh scored for 26-20. Try as Dewsbury might they couldn’t get back into the game and two minutes form time Marsh got a second to seal a 30-20 victory to lift York into the top half of the table.




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CH RND: 15 Dewsbury18-22Swinton
CH RND: 15 Featherstone6-23Toulouse
CH RND: 15 Halifax24-21Bradford
CH RND: 15 Newcastle14-20Whitehaven
CH RND: 15 Oldham20-30LondonB
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SL RND: 16 Catalans40-20Wakefield
SL RND: 16 Hull FC12-22Leeds
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 20
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Melbourne 19 689 224 465 34
Penrith 19 521 228 293 32
Souths 19 613 382 231 32
Parramatta 19 484 295 189 26
Sydney 19 509 343 166 26
Manly 18 529 378 151 22
Cronulla 18 370 418 -48 16
Canberra 19 383 465 -82 16
 
St.George 19 382 464 -82 16
Newcastle 19 325 472 -147 16
Gold Coast 18 426 478 -52 14
NZ Warriors 19 373 502 -129 12
Wests 19 412 564 -152 12
NQL Cowboys 19 358 584 -226 12
Brisbane 19 331 578 -247 10
Canterbury 18 236 566 -330 4
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 17
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Catalans 15 459 246 213 28 186.59 93.33
St.Helens 12 286 96 190 20 297.92 83.33
Warrington 15 456 247 209 23 184.62 76.67
Wigan 17 305 295 10 22 103.39 64.71
Hull FC 13 298 237 61 15 125.74 57.69
Hull KR 11 271 244 27 12 111.07 54.55
 
Leeds 16 380 290 90 16 131.03 50
Castleford 14 251 354 -103 12 70.90 42.86
Salford 14 237 405 -168 8 58.52 28.57
Huddersfield 15 244 318 -74 8 76.73 26.67
Wakefield 16 279 394 -115 8 70.81 25
Leigh 14 218 558 -340 0 39.07 0
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Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 16
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Toulouse 10 456 94 362 20 485.11 100
Featherstone 14 579 189 390 26 306.35 92.86
Halifax 15 422 220 202 22 191.82 73.33
LondonB 14 404 357 47 19 113.17 67.86
Batley 15 404 302 102 20 133.77 66.67
Bradford 14 375 339 36 18 110.62 64.29
 
Whitehaven 15 297 410 -113 13 72.44 43.33
Widnes 14 323 378 -55 11 85.45 39.29
Sheffield 14 313 413 -100 11 75.79 39.29
Newcastle 14 298 420 -122 11 70.95 39.29
York 14 345 327 18 10 105.50 35.71
Dewsbury 14 215 401 -186 9 53.62 32.14
Oldham 14 210 500 -290 4 42 14.29
Swinton 15 256 547 -291 2 46.80 6.67
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 13
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Barrow 11 382 162 220 19 235.80 86.36
Workington 9 334 158 176 15 211.39 83.33
Doncaster 11 348 251 97 15 138.65 68.18
Crusaders 11 350 322 28 12 108.70 54.55
Keighley 12 410 279 131 13 146.95 54.17
Hunslet 12 334 301 33 11 110.96 45.83
 
Coventry 11 258 264 -6 10 97.73 45.45
Rochdale 11 299 322 -23 10 92.86 45.45
LondonS 12 192 350 -158 7 54.86 29.17
West Wales 12 126 586 -460 0 21.50 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Womens Super League 2021 ROUND : 9
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LeedsW 7 364 38 326 14 957.89 100
St.HelensW 7 370 36 334 12 1,027.78 85.71
WiganW 6 222 64 158 10 346.88 83.33
YorkW 6 186 102 84 8 182.35 66.67
CastlefordW 6 166 96 70 8 172.92 66.67
BradfordW 8 158 264 -106 6 59.85 37.50
 
Hudds W 7 104 288 -184 4 36.11 28.57
Wire W 8 150 334 -184 4 44.91 25
FeatherstoneW 8 122 338 -216 4 36.09 25
WakefieldW 7 50 332 -282 0 15.06 0
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