Swinton win was ideal preparation for huge London clash, says Jon Sharp

Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp believes Wednesday’s victory against Swinton was the ideal preparation for Sunday’s mouthwatering trip to the capital to take on London. It is second against third in Ealing on Sunday afternoon as Fev travel to take on Andrew Henderson’s in-form Broncos, looking to deny them a tenth victory in succession. And Sharp admitted that his side…

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Henderson keen for London to stay grounded as they eye up history on Sunday

It is very rare in rugby league, certainly in recent times at least, that London Broncos have stood on the brink of creating history. But the quiet progress being made by Andrew Henderson in the capital in recent years is undoubtedly beginning to pay off for the Broncos – and a run of nine victories in succession have taken them…

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Challenge Cup quarter-final draw

Defending champions Hull FC will host Super League table-toppers Castleford Tigers in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Cas’ put over half a century of points past St Helens to book their place in the last eight while Hull FC’s 62-0 victory over Catalans Dragons gifts Rugby League fans a mouth-watering tie in the next round. Warrington’s reward for dispatching…

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Grading every Championship club’s first half of the regular season

Hull Kingston Rovers (1st): A Heading into the season, the Robins couldn’t really win. Everyone expected them to take the Championship by storm, so their current position at the top of the league is no real surprise to anybody. But their efforts so far this season should not be underestimated. The Robins haven’t had it easy in games with London,…

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REPORT: Featherstone ease past Bulls

Featherstone Rovers 44-18 Bradford Bulls A dominant first half display saw Featherstone Rovers consolidate their top four position with victory over Bradford Bulls, who remain on -2 points. Misi Taulapapa gave Featherstone the lead with a brilliant acrobatic finish in the corner before Josh Hardcastle and Scott Turner saw the Rovers notch three tries within the opening 15 minutes. Andy…

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Sharp hypes importance of Featherstone’s clash with London

Featherstone Rovers head coach Jon Sharp has talked up the significance of the club’s Championship clash with London Broncos. The two teams lock horns on Sunday, with just two separating the two teams in third and fourth place on the Championship ladder. With Fev set for fixtures with Hull Kingston Rovers and Bradford over Easter, Sharp insists it is vital…

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Rovers star looking forward to Bradford return

Featherstone Rovers winger Chris Ulugia is expecting an exciting atmosphere when he and his team-mates take on the star threequarter’s former club Bradford Bulls this weekend. Featherstone travel to the Provident Stadium, Odsal, on Sunday afternoon, seeking a place in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round (kick-off 3.00pm). Ulugia joined the Bulls prior to the start of 2015 season and was…

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Featherstone hoping more can follow in “revelation” Hardcastle’s footsteps

Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp is hopeful that more young amateur stars can follow in the footsteps of “revelation” Josh Hardcastle following a dream start to life as a professional. Hardcastle was plucked from amateur side Featherstone Lions and has subsequently scored six tries in the four games he has played – and he will look to extend that record…

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