Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Championship players and team of the week revealed

Vinny Finigan in his Sheffield Eagles days. ©RLPhotos

Batley Bulldogs winger Vinny Finigan and Oxford full-back Sean Morris have been voted Championship and Championship One players of the week. Both players scored two tries in their respective clubs’ wins over Halifax and London Skolars. Morris’ first effort also earned him the Try of the Week award and Barrow Raiders were rewarded for their win at champions Sheffield with ... Read More »

Championship preview: North Wales Crusaders v Featherstone Rovers

North Wales' Rob Massam. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

Sunday, 2.30pm at Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium North Wales Crusaders have injury doubts over Gary Middlehurst (knee) and Rob Massam (ankle) and whilst both are rated as doubtful coach Clive Griffiths is keeping his fingers crossed. “Gary’s got more chance than Rob,” said Griffiths. “We go into this home game as firm underdogs, and when can we have said that ... Read More »

Championship preview: Featherstone Rovers V Halifax


Sunday February 23, 2014 Kick-off: 3.00pm Matt James is Featherstone Rovers’ only injury concern ahead of Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship showdown with Halifax. Rovers are aiming to bounce back after a shock defeat to Dewsbury Rams last week. Featherstone coach John Bastian said: “We need to be a little bit smarter, and we’ve discussed that as a group. “We defended ... Read More »

Castleford V Featherstone called off


Another of this afternoon’s pre-season friendlies – the derby between Castleford and Featherstone has been called off due to inclement weather. In a statement, the Tigers said: “Castleford Tigers can confirm that following an inspection, unfortunately todays’ match at Featherstone Rovers has been postponed. “Despite initial hopes that the match would go ahead, officials announced on Sunday morning that the ... Read More »

RFL hands out pre-season discipline


Three players from recent pre-season fixtures have been charged with offences by the RFL’s Match Review panel. Keighley Cougars captain James Feather was charged with making a Grade B shoulder charge in the 79th minute of his side’s match with Barrow on January 19, while Josh Sunley (Featherstone) and Dave Manning (Halifax) were charged with Grade B punching in their ... Read More »

Featherstone ready to take on neighbours Castleford


Featherstone Rovers are gearing up for their fourth pre-season challenge of the year when local rivals Castleford Tigers visit the Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday. A bumper crowd is expected for the fixture which sees former Head Coach Daryl Powell return to Featherstone for the first time since he went back to Super League. Featherstone Rovers Head Coach John Bastian ... Read More »

John Bastian sees early progress


Feathersone Rovers coach John Bastian says he saw several positive signs in his side’s 26-0 New Year’s Day win over Hunslet as he looks to change his side’s style of play. Bastian was particularly pleased with Rovers’ first-half performance in his first match in charge. Bastian said: “There will be some changes to the way that we play and it ... Read More »

Championship news: No more Rovers exits

Featherstone Rovers coach John Bastian says there will be no more departures from his squad, after Liam Finn, Jonny Hepworth and Lamont Bryan all left last week. Finn and Bryan were allowed to leave, with the scrum-half quickly joining Castleford, while Hepworth was forced to retire because of a persistent back injury. But Bastian already had a significant squad for ... Read More »

Featherstone youngster banned for racism

An RFL Operational Rules Tribunal has handed down an eight-match suspension to Featherstone Rovers player Bradley Knowles-Tagg after finding him guilty of racially abusing a Salford City Reds player in an Under-20s fixture on June 29, 2013. Knowles-Tagg was found to be in breach of Law 15.1(f) using offensive or obscene language and was charged with the Grade E offence ... Read More »

Featherstone sign Mendeika

Featherstone Rovers have signed James Mendeika from Warrington Wolves on a two year contract. Mendeika who has been selected in the Ireland squad for the 2013 World Cup starting this month has Super League experience with London Broncos last season through a loan agreement and also featured for Swinton Lions in the Kingstone Championship. In total, he has made 20 ... Read More »