Championship review: Hornets stung by rampant Rams as Hunslet see off Bears

Tryscorer Macauley Hallett.
Tryscorer Macauley Hallett.
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dewsbury Rams are in eighth in the Kingstone Press Championship after Sunday’s seven-try super show over Rochdale Hornets.

The Hornets are ninth on the league ladder, just a point behind Dewsbury but, on this performance, the sides seem poles apart.

Dewsbury tryscorer Rob Spicer.

Dewsbury tryscorer Rob Spicer.

Seasoned second-row forward Rob Spicer bagged two tries for the Rams, who led 28-0 at half-time.

Centre Macauley Hallett also crossed for two tries, while Toby Adamson, winger Dale Morton and scrum-half Gareth Moore also managed to get over the opposition whitewash.

Stand-off Paul Sykes kept the scoreboard ticking over with the points from six goals.

Winger Rob Massam and centre Jordan Case scored the consolation tries for the Hornets while scrum-half Danny Yates added two points to the tally with his boot.

Dewsbury Rams: Guzdek, Morton, Hallett, Walshaw, Alex Brown, Sykes, Moore, Sheriffe, Day, Crowther, Spicer, Aaron Brown. Subs: Speakman, Ollett, Everett, Adamson.

Rochdale Hornets: Greenwood, Riley, Case, Gailbraith, Palfrey, Yates, Walker, Moores, Bennion, Mitchell, Crowley, Middlehurst. Subs: Foster, Taira, Hadden, Hatton.

Referee: Tom Grant.

Attendance: 775.

n In Kingstone Press League One, Hunslet ran away with their encounter at home to Coventry Bears.

It finished 56-24 after the hosts had led by just eight points – 20-12 – at half-time.

Hunslet are now ninth in the table, level on points with eighth-placed Keighley Cougars and only two adrift of Doncaster and Workington Town, in seventh and sixth respectively.

Coventry Bears are struggling in third-bottom, just two points ahead of South Wales and bottom club Hemel.

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