Friday, December 19, 2014
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Featherstone Rovers

Championship preview: Featherstone Rovers v Rochdale Hornets

Tim Spears is in line for a career milestone. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at the BIGFELLAS Stadium Featherstone Rovers skipper Tim Spears is set to make his 250th career appearance when his side take on Rochdale Hornets. Spears has played 127 games for Featherstone since 2009, and was previously with Castleford Tigers, Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs. Teammate Ian Harman needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. Rovers ... Read More »

Tongan star to make home debut for Rovers

Etu Uaisele is a former NRL star. ©ActionPhotographics

Featherstone Rovers overseas signing Etu Uaisele is set to make his home debut at the Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday for the visit of Rochdale Hornets in the Kingstone Press Championship. Uaisele made his full debut last weekend as Rovers returned to winning ways away from home in Wrexham against North Wales Crusaders and will be looking for another good ... Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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