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Discuss this week's Betfred Championship games here:

FRIDAY 7th MAY
Sheffield Eagles v Batley Bulldogs KO 19:45

SATURDAY 8th MAY
Oldham v Whitehaven KO 12:45

SUNDAY 9th MAY
Dewsbury Rams v Halifax Panthers KO 17:15
London Broncos v Newcastle Thunder KO 15:00
Swinton Lions v Bradford Bulls KO 11:45
Toulouse Olympique v Widnes Vikings KO 16:15
(at Heywood Road, Sale)
York City Knights v Featherstone Rovers KO 19:30

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Same here, £4.95 for that was the bargain of the year. Great effort from both teams. York's stadium looks great but I hope they can sort their playing surface out soon. Several Fev players have s

Batley run out 18-30 winners. A real battle between two decent teams. The Championship is really entertaining this year.

As tense a game as you could wish to see. Really enjoyed it although if you are a fan of either Fev or York it was so nerve-wracking. Great return to the side from Chisholm playing at full back,

FRIDAY 7th MAY
Sheffield Eagles v Batley Bulldogs KO 19:45

SATURDAY 8th MAY
Oldham v Whitehaven KO 12:45

SUNDAY 9th MAY
Dewsbury Rams v Halifax Panthers KO 17:15
London Broncos v Newcastle Thunder KO 15:00
Swinton Lions v Bradford Bulls KO 11:45
Toulouse Olympique v Widnes Vikings KO 16:15
(at Heywood Road, Sale)
York City Knights v Featherstone Rovers KO 19:30 - Draw

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SATURDAY 8th MAY
Oldham v Whitehaven KO 12:45

SUNDAY 9th MAY
Dewsbury Rams v Halifax Panthers KO 17:15
London Broncos v Newcastle Thunder KO 15:00
Swinton Lions v Bradford Bulls KO 11:45
Toulouse Olympique v Widnes Vikings KO 16:15
(at Heywood Road, Sale)
York City Knights v Featherstone Rovers KO 19:30

 

Big game for Feathestone. So far they've got the results without quite being at their best but York will be a sterner test.

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Many of these are tough to call but here goes:

 

Batley - (but could go either way)

Oldham (home advantage)

Dewsbury 

London

Swinton (maybe wishful thinking)

Toulouse

Featherstone (if they can tighten up their game and cut out the unforced errors they've been making - but will be close)

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On 04/05/2021 at 16:13, John Drake said:

FRIDAY 7th MAY
Sheffield Eagles 16-26 Batley Bulldogs KO 19:45

SATURDAY 8th MAY
Oldham 1-0 Whitehaven KO 12:45

SUNDAY 9th MAY
Dewsbury Rams 22-18 Halifax Panthers KO 17:15
London Broncos 34-24 Newcastle Thunder KO 15:00
Swinton Lions 14-38 Bradford Bulls KO 11:45
Toulouse Olympique 56-10 Widnes Vikings KO 16:15
(at Heywood Road, Sale)
York City Knights 15-22Featherstone Rovers KO 19:30

 

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5 hours ago, NERugbyDad said:

Newcastle Thunder have bolstered their back row ahead of this weekend with the loan signings of Conner Wrench and Ellis Longstaff from Warrington.

 

 

Are these signings to cover injuries or are your current back rowers not good enough?

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Batley are the form team in the championship at the moment, who cares about the rest 😉

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Touch Rugby W(h)inger and part-time Super Hero (Thursday mornings by appointment) :superman:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATLEY BULLDOGS RLFC :bb:

 

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44 minutes ago, Wakefield Ram said:

Are these signings to cover injuries or are your current back rowers not good enough?

Covering injuries, last couple games we've had 2 academy lads and Joe Brown (nice lad but probably not really Championship standanrd, who is only playing this year so he can play for Jamaica at the world cup before retiring) in the squad/playing. 

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31 minutes ago, NERugbyDad said:

Covering injuries, last couple games we've had 2 academy lads and Joe Brown (nice lad but probably not really Championship standanrd, who is only playing this year so he can play for Jamaica at the world cup before retiring) in the squad/playing. 

So you have players available,but they're not good enough.

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8 minutes ago, gittinsfan said:

So you have players available,but they're not good enough.

I said one not good enough. The 2 academy lads, both England academy internationals, have done well and will be good enough but don't have much first team experience, Alex Donaghy had played one Challenge cup game last season and Isaac Noakes made his debuet against Sheffield. 

Plus it's entirely possible that more injuries were picked up against Batley last Sunday.

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Really looking forward to the York Vs Featherstone match. So many on the pitch battles that are tasty. 

Kirmond Vs Lockwood - I believe this is the first time professionally they have faced each other in a competitive match (not friendly). 

Spears & Baldwinson against there former club

https://yorkcityknights.com/club/ford-names-squad-for-featherstone-clash/

 

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The option to buy a weekend pass for £20 or a day pass for £15 for the Championship seems to have been removed now that League 1 has returned, and instead all that seems to be on offer as a package is £30 for a pass for both divisions.

That's very short-sighted I'd say, a 50% jump in price to watch a lot of League 1 games that many fans of Championship teams won't watch (if only because of time constraints) is a bit daft as I think that price will put plenty of people off.

They really need to reconsider that (or put it right if it's an oversight).

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3 hours ago, Chris Taylor said:

Really looking forward to the York Vs Featherstone match. So many on the pitch battles that are tasty. 

I remember a line from a film, I went to a boxing match, and an ice hockey game broke out.

Remember, we are RUGBY LEAGUE fans, not violence fans like York & Featherstone.

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Where were you last Thursday?

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42 minutes ago, Bleep1673 said:

I remember a line from a film, I went to a boxing match, and an ice hockey game broke out.

Remember, we are RUGBY LEAGUE fans, not violence fans like York & Featherstone.

I don't want to put words in Chris Taylor"s mouth, but I'm certain he was referring to the duels on the pitch and not any violence of any sort!

 

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"Out of the way,son. Where's my medal?" Alex Murphy's immortal words as David Hobbs scores his 2nd try in the '83 Cup Final!

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8 hours ago, Piggy's mate said:

Batley are the form team in the championship at the moment, who cares about the rest 😉

Arn't Fev and Toulouse in form as well lol. 

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