Championship round-up: Leigh, London & Toulouse extend unbeaten starts

Three of the Championship’s pre-season favourites extended their unbeaten starts to three games after impressive wins.

Leigh Centurions, London Broncos and Toulouse Olympique top the division after overcoming York, Widnes, and Sheffield respectively.

It was a fantastic day for John Duffy’s Centurions as they hammered play-off hopefuls York 34-0. The City Knights, who finished in the top five last season, were no match for the Leythers as two Liam Forsyth tries helped them ease to an eye-catching result.

Danny Ward’s Broncos also sent out a statement as they dispatched of Widnes 38-12. The Vikings had won their opening two games of the season but couldn’t extend that run as London, who themselves had picked up two straight wins before this eased to victory as Josh Walters, Kieran Dixon, Matty Fozard, Eddie Battye, Eloi Pelissier, Tuoyo Egodo and Cory Aston all scored.

Toulouse overcame a second half fightback to defeat Sheffield 26-14.

Two Stan Robin tries along with a James Bell effort had put the French side 20-0 ahead.

Sheffield hit back just before the breakthrough Zack McComb and scored again after half-time through Joel Farrell to threaten a fightback.

But Paul Macron scored to ease fears before Rob Worrincy added one late on for the Eagles.

Elsewhere, Featherstone made it two from two as Ben Blackmore score late on to secure a 30-22 win over a resilient Bradford who scored through Jordan Lilley, Brandon Pickersgill and Matty Dawson-Jones.

Jonny Campbell scored twice as Batley got their season up and running with a 20-10 win over Swinton.

Halifax’s game with Dewsbury was postponed and will take place on Tuesday evening.