10th August 2018, 09:54 | championship

Betfred Championship Shield Round 1

Betfred Championship Shield Round 1

Round 1 of the Betfred Championship Shield starts on Sunday with all games starting at 3pm, Rochdale Hornets and Swinton Lions will be looking to get out of the relegation zone while Featherstone Rovers and Leigh Centurions will be hoping to cement their place in the top two.

Betfred Championship side London Broncos kicked off their Super 8s the Qualifiers campaign with an away win against Widnes Vikings, Jarrod Sammut scored a drop goal to win the game for the London side.

Featherstone and Leigh both finished only one point behind the top four on 32 points, Rovers will host Batley Bulldogs, while Leigh will host Sheffield Eagles.

Swinton will be looking to close the gap on Dewsbury Rams at the bottom of the table to only three points with an away win at Dewsbury.

Rochdale will be looking for a similar feat, as they travel to Barrow Raiders five points ahead of them. 

Betfred Championship sides Toronto Wolfpack, Toulouse Olympique and Halifax are all in Super 8s the Qualifiers action this weekend; Olympique will travel to Champions Leeds Rhinos, while Halifax host Betferd Championship champions Toronto. 

Sunday: Featherstone Rovers v Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams v Swinton Lions, Barrow Raiders v Rochdale Hornets, Leigh Centurions v Sheffield Eagles