Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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Featherstone Rovers

Featherstone sign NRL star Reni Maitua

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Featherstone Rovers have announced the signing of Australian utility forward Reni Maitua on a two-year deal, subject to Visa. Maitua is vastly experienced, and has made 174 NRL appearances during his career with Canterbury Bulldogs, Cronulla Sharks and Parramatta Eels. He also has three caps for Samoa where he played a part in their 2013 World Cup and 2014 Four ... Read More »

Featherstone sign Wests Tigers star

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Featherstone Rovers have announced the signing of Australian Jy Hitchcox from NRL side Wests Tigers on a two year contract, subject to visa. The 25-year-old, who is comfortable in the fullback, wing and centre positions, played four times for West Tigers in 2014 and made a try scoring debut against Sydney Roosters in Round 23. The former Gold Coast Titans, ... Read More »

Championship: Featherstone land young Leeds quartet

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Featherstone Rovers have signed four youngsters from Leeds for 2015, including former England Academy captain Jordan Baldwinson. He will be joined at the Big Fellas Stadium next year by Rhinos teammates Mason Tonks, Alex Foster and Thomas Mimms – though all four have agreed deals with the Headingley club for 2016. Tonks and Baldwinson both signed for New Zealand Warriors ... Read More »

Featherstone could announce four signings this week

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Featherstone Rovers head coach Andy Hay has revealed the club could be set to announce up to four new signings this weekend, as they gear up for an assault on promotion to Super League in 2015. With Featherstone set to host an open day at the club this weekend, Hay is hopeful that they will have four signatures across the ... Read More »

Hay to spend time with NFL side Seattle Seahawks

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Featherstone Rovers head coach Andy Hay is using part of the off-season to further his education in Sports Science by spending three days at NFL side Seattle Seahawks. Hay will be a guest of Dean Riddle, who is Head of Applied Science at the Seahawks and has previous experience of being Head of Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Rhinos, Castleford ... Read More »

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

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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 »