Featherstone Rovers beat London Broncos in Championship final

Matt James
Matt James scored two tries for Featherstone to seal victory
Featherstone (16) 36
Tries: James 2, Blackmore, Sykes, Hardman, Moore Goals: Sykes 6
London Broncos (0) 4
Try: Williams

Featherstone Rovers saw off the threat of London Broncos to lift the Championship Shield Grand Final prize with a 36-4 victory at Widnes.

Rovers won six of seven games after the split to finish top, and scored three first-half tries through Matt James, Ben Blackmore and Paul Sykes.

Rhys Williams' try got London on the board after half-time, but Sykes extended the lead with a penalty goal.

James' second, Ian Hardman and Gareth Moore tries sealed the silverware.

Lions roar again

Swinton lift the Grand Final
Swinton sealed a return to the second tier after a season away

Swinton ensured their return to the second tier with a thrilling 29-28 win against a dogged Keighley Cougars in the League One Grand Final.

With Oldham already promoted, their tie was about more than just a trophy and the two teams served up tries and drama.

The Lions outscored the Cougars four-to-three in tries to build up a 26-16 lead at the break.

Two second-half scores from Oliver Pursglove and player-coach Paul March had Swinton rocking but the boot of Chris Atkins with a penalty goal and a one-pointer steered John Duffy's side home.

Leigh has something to celebrate

Leigh Miners Rangers lift the Conference Challenge Trophy
Leigh Miners Rangers lift the Conference Challenge Trophy

Although Paul Rowley's Centurions were unable to carry their regular-season form into The Qualifiers, the town has enjoyed a Grand Final success in the shape of amateurs Leigh Miners Rangers.

The Rangers - who reached the Challenge Cup fifth round earlier this season - beat another strong outfit, Wath Brow Hornets, 32-22 in the Conference Challenge Trophy.

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