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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 »

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 »