Friday, September 19, 2014
Rugby League News

Featherstone Rovers

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 »

Rovers warming up for 2014

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed a series of warm up fixtures for the 2014 season at the Big Fellas Stadium. Wed 1st January v Hunslet Hawks (Gareth Swift Memorial Trophy), kick off 1.30pm Sunday 12th January v Wakefield Wildcats, kick off 3pm Sunday 19th January v Halifax, kick off 3pm Sunday 26th January  v Castleford Tigers, kick off 3pm Operations Manager ... Read More »

Colton Roche joins Featherstone

Featherstone Rovers have announced that versatile player Colton Roche has joined the club on a two year deal from Championship rivals Sheffield Eagles. Roche can play in a number of positions namely prop forward, second row and centre and is a product of the Leeds Rhinos academy. Leeds born Roche signed for Leeds Rhinos academy in 2009 and has won ... Read More »

JJB meets Sean Long

Sean Long - RL World

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 390 (Oct 2013) Jamie Jones-Buchanan sits down with one of Rugby League’s biggest characters to talk about his new career. It has bothered me for quite a while that I have never interviewed a coach despite having wanted to for a long time. I guess we perceive coaches as the school teacher/dad type ... Read More »

All that’s good about the game

First published in League Express, Monday 2nd Sept 2013 If you wanted to experience everything that is good about Championship Rugby League, you could do a lot worse than have been present at the Featherstone-Sheffield game last week. The top two sides in the competition went head-to-head with the League Leaders’ title at stake, and produced a thrilling spectacle worthy ... Read More »

A week that belongs to the Giants, Rovers and Crusaders

First published in League Express, Monday 2nd Sept 2013 When we get into September the temperature begins to drop. But not as far as Rugby League is concerned where, over the last week, the temperature has risen by several notches. It began last Wednesday night, when Featherstone Rovers drew almost 4,000 spectators to their BigFellas Stadium to see a pulsating ... Read More »

Kingstone Press Championship Match Previews (Sun Aug 4)

Barrow Raiders v Halifax (3.00pm) Barrow Raiders prop Jamie Butler faces a fitness test to determine whether he is able to play against Halifax. The powerful forward was knocked out during last week’s game against Doncaster. Raiders coach Darren Holt has set his squad the target of winning three of their remaining five games in order to secure their status ... Read More »

Long joins Featherstone

Featherstone Rovers have announced that former Great Britain star and three times Lance Todd Trophy winner Sean Long has joined the club as Football Manager with immediate effect until the end of the 2013. Long had a glittering career primarily at St Helens as half back where he scored a total of 2,625 points in a 12 year stint (1997-2009) ... Read More »