Kingstone Press Championship/League One: Dewsbury Rams wrap up signings ahead of transfer deadline

Batley tryscorer Dave Scott. PIC: Paul Butterfield
Batley tryscorer Dave Scott. PIC: Paul Butterfield
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Dewsbury Rams have made two signings ahead of this week’s transfer deadline.

Coach Neil Kelly has brought in forward Mickael Goudemand, who played for France against England last year, from Avignon and also recruited Goole Rugby Union Club winger Tom Harrison.

Dewsbury points machine, Paul Sykes. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Dewsbury points machine, Paul Sykes. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Harrison is likely to join Rams’ partner club Hemel Stags on loan.

Meanwhile Rams are a strong-looking eighth in the Kingstone Press Championship table after devouring hosts Swinton Lions 42-20.

Rams led 24-14 at half-time, and continued in the same vein in the second half, finishing the game with seven tries from Dom Speakman, Gareth Moore (2), Alex Brown (2), Paul Sykes and Sam Day. Sykes also landed six conversions and Dale Morton one.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Batley Bulldogs were held to four apiece at home by Bradford Bulls, but managed to gain the upper hand in the second half to win 23-16. Second-row Alex Bretherton, stand-off Pat Walker and full-back Dave Scott (2) scored the tries with Alex Rowe (3) adding the conversion points. Dom Brambani got his name customarily on the scoresheet with a drop-goal that further demoralised the visiting Bulls.

Hunslet hero, Joe Sanderson.

Hunslet hero, Joe Sanderson.

In League One, stand-off Joe Sanderson scored two tries and landed five goals as Hunslet pipped visitors Newcastle 26-25.

Jack Coventry came off the bench to score a try for Hunslet and full-back Jimmy Watson completed the scoring for the home team with a four-pointer of his own.

Hunslet had led 12-6 going into the interval.

Dewsbury Rams head coach, Neil Kelly.

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