Championship: Rams centre Glover gives Bulls plenty to chew over

Dewsbury Rams centre James Glover. PIC: Chris Mangnall/
Dewsbury Rams centre James Glover. PIC: Chris Mangnall/
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Centre James Glover scored two tries and kicked five goals as second-bottom Dewsbury Rams stretched the gap between themselves and cellar dwelling Bradford Bulls to eight points with Sunday’s 38-12 victory at Owl Lane.

Glover’s wing partner, Shaun Squires, also crossed the opposition try line twice, while Sam Day, Lucas Walshaw and Macauley Hallett completed the seven-try triumph.

Winger Iliess Macani and centre James Bentley touched down for the Bulls, with full-back Oscar Thomas adding the points from a couple of conversions.

Dewsbury’s Heavy Woollen rivals, Batley Bulldogs, gave second-top Toulouse a good run for their money before eventually being edged out 28-20 by the visitors. Wingers Wayne Reittie (2) and Shaun Ainscough scored the tries for the Bulldogs, with scrum-half Dominic Brambani (3) and substitute Alex Rowe tagging on conversion points.

Try scorers for Toulouse were Stan Robin, who also landed two goals, Paul Marcon, Anthony Marion, Constantine Mika and Kane Bentley.

Full-back Mark Kheirallah also put a couple of conversions between the French side’s uprights.

Fifth-placed Halifax came off second-best at London Broncos, who underlined their top-four credentials with a convincing 34-6 home victory.

Substitute Ben Johnston scored Halifax’s only try of the game, with centre Steve Tyrer popping over a further consolation two-pointer.