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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Featherstone to host Fryston Challenge Cup tie

Featherstone Rovers will host Fryston Warriors’ upcoming round-three Ladbrokes Challenge Cup game against Kingstone Press League 1 club Keighley Cougars. On Saturday February 25, the reigning Pennine League and Yorkshire Cup champions will welcome Craig Lingard’s Cougars to The Big Fellas Stadium (kick-off 3.00pm). Fryston will be looking to cause an upset against professional opposition, with victory leading to a dream fourth-round…

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Halifax and Featherstone – an untold tale

As far as season openers go, there are few more mouth-watering than Halifax and Featherstone. The two clubs have been engaged in a long-standing rivalry for years, with the two West Yorkshire clubs constant forces in the upper echelons of the Championship. In the modern era, the intensity between the two clubs has been at a fever pitch since 2010,…

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Rhinos and Bulldogs win Friday night pre-season clashes

Leeds Rhinos and Batley Bulldogs emerged triumphant tonight in pre-season matches at the BigFellas Stadium and the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium in cold conditions at both grounds. A strong Rhinos side secured an impressive 0-24 victory over Featherstone Rovers, scoring four tries from Jack Ormondroyd, Matt Parcell and two from Liam Sutcliffe, with Sutcliffe adding four goals. Leading by 18 points…

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Ulugia looking for consistency after strong start to Fev career

Chris Ulugia is backing the Rovers to “pick up from where they left off” when Betfred Super League’s Leeds Rhinos visit The Big Fellas Stadium on Friday night. The former Bradford Bulls ace, who joined Featherstone prior to the start of pre-season training, appeared for this time since Boxing Day on Sunday – and bagged a pair of tries to…

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Featherstone reveal 2017 squad numbers

AFTER completing the signings of James Lockwood and Josh Hardcastle, Featherstone Rovers head coach Jon Sharp has today revealed his 2017 squad numbers ahead of the club’s Kingstone Press Championship campaign. Club stalwart Ian Hardman, who recently celebrated his testimonial as Featherstone defeated York on home soil, has reclaimed the No.1 jersey. Newcomers Frankie Mariano and Jason Walton will wear 14…

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Five Championship players with a point to prove

Jordan Abdull (Hull Kingston Rovers) Throughout the early stages of his career, the playmaker has been tipped for big things. However, having failing to establish himself in an ever improving Hull FC side, the youngster has been shipped out to their cross-city rivals to prove himself in the Championship. Abdull still has plenty of time on his side, but this would be…

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