Rotherham Metro are now firmly placed to clinch a top three spot after completing a hat-trick of wins during the weekend. They beat Croydon 15-10, bursting clear with six goals in the third period.
Meanwhile, Durham Palatinates hit back after their day one defeat against Croydon by beating Newport 14-6. Newport never recovered after conceding a couple of brilliant goals early on by the outstanding Chinyere Owotor (Photo: Trevor Hyde).
The British Army enjoyed a fine weekend, winning for the third time - 10-5 against Birmingham.
Durham head for the finale weekend next month in second place. Durham's clash with Southampton could well decide the championship.