8th September 2017, 14:57 | championship

Championship Shield: Round 6 Preview

Championship Shield: Round 6 Preview

In a top of the table clash, first placed Toulouse Olympique take on second-placed Batley Bulldogs on Saturday at the Stade Ernest-Argeles‎ (3.00pm).

Last weekend, Batley put in an impressive performance against local rivals Dewsbury Rams to secure a 38-0 win and continue their unbeaten Championship Shield run, having won four and drawn one.

Dewsbury Rams will be hoping they can bounce back following their defeat to Batley when they take on Bradford Bulls on Sunday. The Bulls secured their third Super 8s victory against Sheffield Eagles last weekend.

Rochdale Hornets moved closer to Championship survival with a 16-8 victory over Swinton Lions. The Hornets need just one point this weekend when they travel to Sheffield Eagles to ensure their safety.

Elsewhere both Swinton Lions and Oldham RLFC will be fighting for survival when they come head to head this weekend in a game that could decide who is relegated to Kingstone Press League 1.

Oldham currently occupy one of the relegation positions with Swinton above them and separated only by points difference.