Batley Bulldogs 70 Sheffield Eagles 12: Four-star winger Reittie leads 11-try rout for Bulldogs

Batley winger Wayne Reittie scored four tries in the win over Sheffield Eagles.
Batley winger Wayne Reittie scored four tries in the win over Sheffield Eagles.
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Batley Bulldogs were pretty much unstoppable in their Championship encounter with visiting Sheffield Eagles.

Winger Wayne Reittie led the way with four of the team’s 11 tries in a comprehensive 70-12 triumph.

Batley Bulldogs points machine, Pat Walker.

Batley Bulldogs points machine, Pat Walker.

And half-back Pat Walker played his part in keeping the scoreboard ticking over with a couple of tries and no fewer than 13 conversions. Half-back partner Dominic Brambani also bagged a couple of tries, as did inter-change Joel Farrell.

Dave Scott completes the list of try scorers for the Bulldogs, who effectively had the game won by half-time, by which time they were leading 38-0.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Halifax eventually proved too strong for hosts Oldham, building on a 12-0 half-time lead to eventually win 30-12. Rochdale Hornets, meanwhile, moved within five points of Sheffield Eagles when they out-gunned visitors Bradford Bulls, 28-14.

And in the battle for second and third, it’s London Broncos nothing setting the pace in the chase behind Hull Kingston Rovers.

Broncos returned from France with a 36-16 victory under their belts on Saturday and, in so doing, opened up a two-pooint gape on hosts Toulouse Olympique.

The Robins still hold a five-point cushion over the Broncos and have a healthy points-difference – once again loaded up further in the east Hull side’s favour with Sunday’s one-sided 64-11 triumph over Dewsbury Rams, who seem permanently pinned to second-bottom in the table.

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