Toulouse and Bradford Shine in Eventful Betfred Championship Round 8

The Betfred Championship continued with a host of thrilling encounters in Round 8, as Toulouse Olympique and Bradford Bulls shone with impressive wins, while Swinton Lions pushed Wakefield Trinity in a dramatic draw.

Rugby League Roundup: Toulouse and Bradford Shine in Eventful Betfred Championship Round 8

The Betfred Championship action continued unabated this past weekend, as Round 8 delivered a host of thrilling encounters. Toulouse Olympique made it two home wins on the trot, overcoming a spirited Barrow Raiders challenge, while Bradford Bulls secured a strong victory over the high-flying Sheffield Eagles.

On Saturday, Toulouse showcased their resilience, fighting back from a 4-16 deficit early on to score 38 unanswered points, including crucial braces from Reubenn Rennie and Ryan Rivett. The French side’s impressive turnaround proved too much for the visiting Raiders.

Over in West Yorkshire, the Bradford Bulls, despite being down on numbers, managed to register five tries against the in-form Sheffield Eagles. Zac Fulton starred for the Bulls, bagging a brace to help his side secure their second consecutive league win.

Elsewhere, Swinton Lions pushed Wakefield Trinity all the way, with the sides finishing in a 22-22 draw. Alan Kilshaw’s Lions produced some dangerous attacking play, taking the lead in the second half, before Trinity’s late burst of energy saw them maintain their unbeaten run.

Featherstone Rovers, Doncaster RLFC, and York Knights Secure Victories

Featherstone Rovers proved too strong for Dewsbury, while Doncaster RLFC and York Knights recorded convincing victories over Batley Bulldogs and Halifax Panthers, respectively.

The round’s action concluded on Sunday, with Widnes Vikings staging a dramatic late comeback to salvage a draw against Whitehaven RLFC. Matty Fozard and Jack Owens scored late tries for the Vikings, with Tom Gilmore’s conversion earning a share of the points.

“With the Betfred Championship in full swing, rugby league fans can look forward to more thrilling encounters in the weeks to come.”

The full fixture list and kick-off times are available on the official website.

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