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Discuss this weekend's Betfred Championship games here.

SATURDAY 1st MAY
Oldham v Halifax Panthers KO 12:45
Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos KO 15:00

SUNDAY 2nd MAY
Dewsbury Rams v York City Knights KO 19:30
Newcastle Thunder v Batley Bulldogs KO 12:45
Whitehaven v Bradford Bulls KO 15:00
Widnes Vikings v Swinton Lions KO 17:15

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SATURDAY 1st MAY
Oldham v Halifax Panthers KO 12:45
Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos KO 15:00

SUNDAY 2nd MAY
Dewsbury Rams v York City Knights KO 19:30
Newcastle Thunder v Batley Bulldogs KO 12:45
Whitehaven v Bradford Bulls KO 15:00
Widnes Vikings v Swinton Lions KO 17:15

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I'm looking forward to Batley v Newcastle, two teams who have had good starts.

Sheffield v London will be interesting as well after London's disappointing start, and Sheffield's incredible start until they lost to Newcastle.

I suspected at the start of the season that Toulouse and Fev will finish as the top two teams with Toulouse probably going up but the rest of the league is looking wide open so far. This could be a good year for some unlikely play off pushes.

SATURDAY 1st MAY
Oldham v Halifax Panthers KO 12:45
Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos KO 15:00

SUNDAY 2nd MAY
Dewsbury Rams v York City Knights KO 19:30
Newcastle Thunder v Batley Bulldogs KO 12:45
Whitehaven v Bradford Bulls KO 15:00
Widnes Vikings v Swinton Lions KO 17:15

 

 

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Fax, Broncos, York, Batley, Bulls and Vikings. 

Broncos game unsure of and seeing Eagles do well is no bad thing. Vikings have to win and if Thunder can beat Batley, they can be looking more towards playoffs than bottom two. 

 

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SATURDAY 1st MAY
Oldham v Halifax Panthers KO 12:45 Halifax manage to put an 80 minute performance together, Fax by 30
Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos KO 15:00 Sheffield to continue their great form, while alarm bells ring for London

SUNDAY 2nd MAY
Dewsbury Rams v York City Knights KO 19:30 Only 1 score in it but home advantage tells
Newcastle Thunder v Batley Bulldogs KO 12:45 Same as above
Whitehaven v Bradford Bulls KO 15:00 Bradford continue to build. May even get into a +ve points For/against
Widnes Vikings v Swinton Lions KO 17:15 Widnes kickstart their season

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Should be an easy win for Fax, Im expecting Sheffield to beat London for the Saturday games. York with a close win against Dewsbury, Batley to comfortably beat Newcastle, Haven V Bulls will be hard to call and wouldn't be surprised if Haven edge it and the same goes for Widnes V Swinton would not be surprised if Swinton win this one.

 

 

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On 28/04/2021 at 10:02, John Drake said:

SATURDAY 1st MAY
Oldham v Halifax Panthers KO 12:45
Sheffield Eagles v London Broncos KO 15:00

SUNDAY 2nd MAY
Dewsbury Rams v York City Knights KO 19:30
Newcastle Thunder v Batley Bulldogs KO 12:45
Whitehaven v Bradford Bulls KO 15:00
Widnes Vikings v Swinton Lions KO 17:15

 

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On 28/04/2021 at 16:57, The Blues Ox said:

Should be an easy win for Fax, Im expecting Sheffield to beat London for the Saturday games. York with a close win against Dewsbury, Batley to comfortably beat Newcastle, Haven V Bulls will be hard to call and wouldn't be surprised if Haven edge it and the same goes for Widnes V Swinton would not be surprised if Swinton win this one.

 

Oldham will surprise a few this season if they can get their players fit.

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Halifax were fraught with errors in the second half, but Oldham just kept turning the screw and came up with a couple of good tries, nilling Halifax after the break in the process!

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12 minutes ago, The Phantom Horseman said:

Wow, Oldham beat Halifax. Lots of personnel changes at Fax this season but doesn't seem to have worked so far. They let in some very soft tries against Toulouse last week, they are really struggling right now.

Huge win over London, lost by a point away to Bradford, were better than Toulouse for the final 30 minute last week. Let's give Oldham some credit for a very good win.

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10 minutes ago, The Phantom Horseman said:

Wow, Oldham beat Halifax. Lots of personnel changes at Fax this season but doesn't seem to have worked so far. They let in some very soft tries against Toulouse last week, they are really struggling right now.

Should have said fair play to Oldham, who have struggled with injuries. They seem up and down like many teams in the division, a couple of times when I've watched them they've looked desperately weak in defence but they've now won two Championship games.

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22 minutes ago, JonM said:

Huge win over London, lost by a point away to Bradford, were better than Toulouse for the final 30 minute last week. Let's give Oldham some credit for a very good win.

Yes I was already in the middle of acknowledging that, see the above post.

But are you seriously suggesting that Halifax's start to the season hasn't been a massive disappointment? The London team they beat was out of form and riddled with injuries to their better players, they let slip a strong position against Bradford, and against Toulouse the game was all over by half time because of some of the weakest goal-line defence I have seen from Fax team in a long time.

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