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Featherstone Rovers sign Paul Sykes

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Featherstone Rovers have continued their recruitment for the 2015 season with the signings of Paul Sykes and George Marchant. Sykes, 33, joins the Club from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, turning down the opportunity of a full-time Championship deal to move to The Big Fella’s Stadium. The former GB utility back has also had Super League experience with London Broncos and Bradford ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers appoint new chief executive

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Featherstone Rovers have appointed a new chief executive, with Pat Cluskey joining the club with immediate effect. Cluskey, who has most recently been working at London Skolars, has a wealth of experience across both codes, working at the likes of Leeds Rugby and Widnes Vikings throughout his career in Rugby League. He also has experience in football, having worked as ... Read More »

Leigh and Featherstone to contest Championship Grand Final

Will 2015 be Leigh's year?

Leigh Centurions and Featherstone Rovers will do battle in the Kingstone Press Championship Grand Finals after they both defeated their opponents Dewsbury Rams and Sheffield Eagles respectively on Sunday. The Centurions beat Dewsbury 33-22 at Leigh Sports Village, while Featherstone held off Sheffield Eagles 21-12 at the BigFellas Stadium. The Grand Final will be held at Headingley on Sunday (ko ... Read More »

Late kick off designed to “intimidate”, say Rovers

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Featherstone Rovers have released a statement outlining their reasons to hold their Championship play-off semi-final with Sheffield Eagles on Sunday at 6.30pm. Rovers chairman Mark Campbell said: “There has been some positive feedback following the announcement but we are also aware that not everyone is happy and some criticism about the match kicking off later than our traditional time of ... Read More »

Featherstone unlikely to go full-time, says chairman

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Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell says the club are unlikely to go full-time next year, despite being favourites to finish second in the Championship this season and pocket the £450,000 prize money. Speaking after the Rovers’ convincing 20-4 victory over their rivals for second spot Halifax at the weekend, Campbell blamed the departure of a raft of investors earlier in ... Read More »

5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »

Championship: Fax and Fev to do battle for second spot

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On Sunday, Halifax and Featherstone Rovers will lock horns in a match that is undoubtedly pivotal to the future of both clubs. Indeed, it is set to decide who will finish second in the Championship and thus collect the extra £250,000 of central RFL funding that comes with the runner-up spot in Rugby League’s second tier. It has thus been ... Read More »

Tigers sign Featherstone prop Steve Crossley

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of prop Steve Crossley from Featherstone Rovers on a two-year deal from the start of the 2015 season. Crossley, a product of the Bradford Bulls academy has played for both Bradford Bulls and Dewsbury Rams before joining Featherstone Rovers for the 2013 season. Crossley said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Cas Tigers next ... Read More »

Rooney Returns to Rovers

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Featherstone Rovers have confirmed that their former player Jamie Rooney has re-joined the club until the end of the season. Featherstone born Rooney joins his home town club from Gateshead and will be in the squad on Sunday for the trip to Whitehaven in the Kingstone Press Championship. Rooney made his first debut in 1998 at the Recreation Ground as ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday July 20

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It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race has tightened up after a shock win for Widnes on Friday night. And the Championship is hotting up too after some surprise results – with Championship One looking ... Read More »