Championship RL results and round-up: Leeds Rhinos target scores twice after controversy and hat-tricks for two Championship stars

Round 26 of the Championship is almost over with just Widnes’ game against Halifax to wait for tomorrow evening.

With almost everything already settled in the league, it’s a case of building momentum going into the play-offs with just one more round of fixtures to go before the battle for promotion really kicks offs.

Things started on Friday night at Sheffield as the Eagles hosted Featherstone and remarkably led 18-10 at the break thanks to tries from the likes of Izaac Farrell.

However, a strong second half from the Rovers turn things around for Featherstone who desperately need the aforementioned momentum with Leigh in pole position for promotion.

Tries from Morgan Smith, Ryley Jacks, another for Connor Jones as well as a rare score for Jesse Sene-Lefao turned the game on its head.

It was a close game at Newcastle last night as well with the two teams sharing eight tries evenly but three goal misses from the Thunder costing them.

A try for Tom Inman was ultimately the difference as he scored in the 76th minute before a consolation try from Alex Donaghy for the Thunder.

Today was a day of blowout wins. At Workington, Whitehaven won comfortably 28-6 leading 22-6 at the break, as departing Hakim Miloudi scored a hat-trick for Barrow as they beat Dewsbury 44-28. Tee Riston scored a pair of tries.

Batley also notched 40 points as they battered Bradford with potential Leeds signing Luke Hooley scoring a brace after his controversial biting incident recently.

The biggest score of the day unsurprisingly came from Leigh who battered London away 58-6. Ed Ipape scored a hat-trick as Blake Ferguson scored twice in the 10-try romp.


Sheffield Eagles 18-30 Featherstone Rovers
Newcastle Thunder 18-24 York City Knights
Workington Town 6-28 Whitehaven
Barrow Raiders 44-28 Dewsbury Rams
Batley Bulldogs 40-12 Bradford Bulls
London Broncos 6-58 Leigh Centurions

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