Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Featherstone Rovers

Rovers sign Carvell and reveal squad numbers


Featherstone Rovers have signed former Great Britain, England and Wales international Garreth Carvell on a two-year contract. Carvell made his Super League debut at the age of 16 for Leeds Rhinos in 1997 and represented Wales in the 2000 World Cup before moving to Hull in 2001, where he made 164 appearances, including a trip to the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff ... Read More »

Tigers too strong for Rovers in final game of 2014

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Castleford Tigers defeated Featherstone Rovers 18-0 this afternoon at the Mend-a-Hose in the final pre-season fixture of the holiday season and, in view of Warrington’s game against Widnes being postponed this afternoon, the final professional Rugby League game of 2014. In a lively encounter with plenty of post-Christmas banter between the two sets of supporters, the Tigers went into half-time ... Read More »

Castleford & Featherstone name squads for festive clash


Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers have named their squads for their pre-season clash at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle on Sunday for the ‘XBlades Prince of Wales Hospice Challenge Trophy’. Daryl Powell has named a 20 man squad for a game, kicking off at 2.00pm, that will help raise funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice, with a bucket collection taking place ... Read More »

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

Jordan Baldwinson

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


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


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


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


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 »