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With Toulouse Olympique XIII having an away game to complete their season we had a full final round of the Betfred Championship with all fourteen sides in action including that visit of the Minor Premiers to Newcastle to take on the Thunder.

Play off places were up for grabs on Sunday with six three o’clock kick offs which included; Bradford against Whitehaven, Halifax versus Batley and York playing the London Broncos.

Elsewhere Featherstone were expected to beat a struggling Sheffield Eagles side while Widnes should have been too much for Swinton in the same way the Dewsbury should have found it easy going against Oldham.

It was a massacre for the Newcastle Thunder as they crashed to an 82-12 loss to Toulouse, the only tries for the home side on seven a fifty-five minutes from the hands of Roebuck with Woods converting both. The home side were already behind to a Hitchcox opener before equalising, but it was then all downhill as Hitchcox added two more, with Bretherton, Peyroux, Jussaume and Sangare all picking up four pointer for a 36-6 interval lead. Paulo, Bretherton and Sangare all scored again before the second Thunder try, and to complete the big winning score they added more tries from Jassaume, Navarrete, Kheirallah, Marion and a fourth try from Hitchcox in a fifteen try haul, eleven of which were converted by Kheirallah.

While second placed Featherstone Rovers couldn’t score eight-two, they did manage seventy-eight as they destroyed the Sheffield Eagles. Hall had opened the scoring for Fev’ before Johnson equalised for Sheffield, but the rest of the half was one-way traffic. A second from Hall, a Brown hat-trick, and a try for Brown made it 32-6 at the interval and it only got worse for the Eagles. Hall added three more second half tries for a five try haul with Ferres and Gale getting a brace, and Bussey and Hardcastle collecting a try apiece before a very late Worrincy consolation made it 78-10 to the home side.

York never looked in ay real trouble against the London Broncos despite going behind to a Richards try on eleven. Clarkson, Bass and Kirmond scored first half tries for 14-6 at the interval. Marsh, Dow-Nikau and Washbrook gave the home side a 30-6 lead before a fightback saw Hankinson, Jones and Gwaze over for the Broncos to reduce the arrears to just eight. A last-minute Green penalty absorbed any remaining pressure and fear of a comeback for the 32-22 win.

Plucky Swinton lost theit last game in the Championship, depite again taking the lead through a Doyle try. Lawton, Cross and Tyrer scored for the Vikings before an interval which the visitors led by 14-4. Cox gave the home side some hope seven after the restart but it was short-lived as Hatton and Hulme pushed the Vikings out to an uncatchable lead. A late Hamlett try counted for nothing in the 16-26 win, a disappointing season for both sides.

Whitehaven ensured their play-off place with a good win at the Bradford Bulls. The Bulls went into a comfortable lead through tries from Evans, Murphy and Foggin-Johnston as they raced into a 16-0 lead but tries late in the first half from Walker and Jouffret made it 12-16 at the break and gave the away side encouragement. McNally, Taylor and Jouffret all scored inside ten of the restart for 30-16 and a Walmsley try with seventeen remaining sealed the win. Evans added a try ten from the end but the Bulls were already well beaten by 36-22.

Dewsbury made hard work of the win over Oldham despite going eight ahead through Carr and Ryder. Abram and Bridge scored converted tries which saw Oldham 12-8 ahead at the break and an Abram penalty after the restart stretched that lead. Late tries from Ryder and Knowles, both converted and punctuated by a Sykes drop goal secured the 21-14 win in a game which looked to be slipping away from the home side.

A monster fight between Halifax and Batley saw Batley emerge winners and end the season on the same points percentage as their opponents, the Panthers retaining third spot by virtue of a better scored points percentage. Saltonstall had given Halifax the lead but Walshaw and Campbell scored for Batley before the interval for the Bulldogs to have a 12-4 lead. McGrath added a second Halifax try just after the restart for 10-12 but the teams then remained deadlocked until the final hooter for a confidence boosting Bulldogs win.

Toulouse and Featherstone will now have a week off, while Halifax will host Whitehaven, and Batley will entertain Bradford in the opening play-off fixtures next weekend.




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National Rugby League 2021 ROUND : 25
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Melbourne 24 815 316 499 42
Penrith 24 640 280 360 42
Souths 24 775 453 322 40
Manly 24 744 492 252 32
Sydney 24 636 475 161 32
Parramatta 24 566 457 109 30
Newcastle 24 428 571 -143 24
Gold Coast 24 568 553 15 20
 
Cronulla 24 512 556 -44 20
Canberra 24 481 578 -97 20
St.George 24 474 616 -142 16
NZ Warriors 24 453 624 -171 16
Wests 24 500 714 -214 16
Brisbane 24 446 695 -249 14
NQL Cowboys 24 460 748 -288 14
Canterbury 24 340 710 -370 6
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVI ROUND : 25
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Catalans 23 688 398 290 38 172.86 82.61
St.Helens 21 548 229 319 32 239.30 76.19
Warrington 21 588 354 234 31 166.10 73.81
Wigan 25 387 385 2 30 100.52 60
Leeds 24 556 440 116 26 126.36 54.17
Hull KR 20 497 458 39 20 108.52 50
 
Castleford 23 439 552 -113 22 79.53 47.83
Hull FC 21 409 476 -67 17 85.92 40.48
Huddersfield 24 460 516 -56 18 89.15 37.50
Wakefield 24 482 548 -66 18 87.96 37.50
Salford 22 402 586 -184 14 68.60 31.82
Leigh 22 356 870 -514 4 40.92 9.09
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2021 ROUND : 20
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Toulouse 13 616 112 504 26 550 100
Featherstone 19 817 254 563 34 321.65 94.74
Halifax 19 512 323 189 26 158.51 68.42
Bradford 18 483 455 28 24 106.15 66.67
LondonB 18 504 499 5 21 101 63.89
Batley 19 525 370 155 24 141.89 63.16
 
Whitehaven 20 447 496 -49 21 90.12 52.50
York 19 470 455 15 16 103.30 42.11
Widnes 19 458 509 -51 15 89.98 39.47
Newcastle 18 381 521 -140 13 73.13 36.11
Sheffield 18 382 553 -171 13 69.08 36.11
Dewsbury 19 308 570 -262 13 54.04 34.21
Oldham 19 270 691 -421 5 39.07 13.16
Swinton 20 354 719 -365 3 49.24 7.50
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2021 ROUND : 22
 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
Barrow 17 596 275 321 27 216.73 79.41
Workington 15 471 310 161 21 151.94 70
Doncaster 18 503 400 103 24 125.75 66.67
Keighley 19 640 399 241 25 160.40 65.79
Crusaders 18 553 438 115 22 126.26 61.11
Hunslet 19 572 466 106 20 122.75 52.63
 
Rochdale 17 505 488 17 17 103.48 50
Coventry 17 407 460 -53 12 88.48 35.29
LondonS 18 292 577 -285 7 50.61 19.44
West Wales 18 208 896 -688 1 23.21 2.78
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 PLDFADIFFPTSDIFFWP%
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
LeedsW 7 364 38 326 14 957.89 100
WakefieldW 7 50 332 -282 0 15.06 0
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