Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Featherstone Rovers

Featherstone have bids rejected for Giants trio

Danny-Brough-Giants

Ambitious Kingstone Press Championship side Featherstone Rovers have failed in bids for Huddersfield Giants stars Danny Brough, Eorl Crabtree and Brett Ferres. It is a clear signal of intent from owner Faisal Nahaboo, who is looking to get Rovers into Super League when the game goes through its restructure next year. With Brough the defending Man of Steel, and Crabtree ... Read More »

Featherstone shopping spree set to continue

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This is an excerpt from a story published in this week’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. Featherstone Rovers coach Andy Hay says there will be more arrivals at the ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers sign Huddersfield Giants winger Blackmore

Ben-Blackmore

Out of contract Huddersfield Giants winger Ben Blackmore has joined Featherstone Rovers for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old, who has made just one Super League appearance in 2014, impressed the Rovers while on dual registration duty with Batley Bulldogs, as Giants director Richard Thewlis explained: “Ben played for the Bulldogs at the weekend and impressed his opponents immensely to the ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers to ‘spend their way out of Championship’

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Kingstone Press Championship outfit Featherstone Rovers have revealed they are welcoming ‘substantial’ investors on board at the club with immediate effect, and have declared their intention to ‘spend their way out of the Championship’. The new investors wish to remain anonymous for now, but have offered substantial investment for Featherstone Rovers to compete in Super League. The amount of investment ... Read More »

Featherstone Rovers coach John Bastian leaves club

John Bastian. ©RLPhotos

The second coaching casualty of Bank Holiday Monday has been confirmed, as Kingstone Press Championship side Featherstone Rovers have parted company with coach John Bastian. Bastian only took charge of the club permanently following the departure of Daryl Powell to Castleford Tigers but, after Tony Rea’s exit from London Broncos, Bastian has also left his club despite steering them to ... Read More »

Match report: Leigh Centurions 26-16 Featherstone Rovers

Ryan Brierley

In a nutshell Yet another Ryan Brierley hat-trick helped Leigh Centurions beat their Championship opposition and reach the Challenge Cup quarter finals. The story of the game 1’ – Ryan Brierley try; Martin Ridyard goal (1/1): 6-0 7’ – Will Sharp try: 6-4 16’ – James Mendieka try: 6-8 23’ – Will Sharp try: 6-12 26’ – Ryan Brierley try ... Read More »

Leigh Centurions boss expecting ferocious cup atmosphere

Paul-Rowley

Leigh Centurions head coach Paul Rowley believes this year’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup has given the Championship a chance to show what it is made of, with plenty of sides outside Super League still remaining in the competition. The draw has ensured there will be at least two Championship sides in the last eight following this weekend’s cup ties, and Rowley ... Read More »

Championship preview: Barrow Raiders v Featherstone Rovers

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Sunday 3.00pm at Craven Park Barrow have agreed a dual registration deal with Salford Red Devils and could hand Championship debuts to a number of players. Recently appointed head coach Bobbie Goulding included new signings Mick Govin and Michael Dengate in the Challenge Cup tie at Keighley a week ago. Liam Hulme, son of former Great Britain international Paul Hulme, ... Read More »

Championship preview: Featherstone Rovers v Swinton Lions

John Bastian. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at the BIGFELLAS Stadium Featherstone Rovers coach John Bastian insists his side must make improvements if they are to beat Swinton Lions in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash. Rovers lost 22-16 against Doncaster last week, and Bastian is under no illusions about the threat Swinton will pose. Bastian said: “It won’t be easy. We’ve got some fixing up ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Doncaster v Featherstone Rovers

Sunday 3.00pm at the Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster are looking to return to winning ways at the Keepmoat in an intriguing top of the table contest. They lost to Dewsbury Rams on their last home appearance but have since won at Batley Bulldogs, and defeated the British Army in the Challenge Cup. Indeed, both the Dons and Featherstone have only lost ... Read More »

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