Featherstone switch home opener to Wakefield

Featherstone Rovers and Hunslet Hawks have confirmed that their fixture originally intended to take place at Rovers will now be switched to Wakefield.

The game, which serves as the opening fixture of the Championship season for both clubs, has had to be moved from Rovers’ Big Fellas Stadium due to on-going pitch maintenance at the ground.

Originally supposed to played on Sunday 15 February at 3pm, the game has had to be switched to a Monday night, 16 February – with a 7:30pm kick-off. That is likely because on 15 February, Wakefield are at home to Hull Kingston Rovers in Round 2 of Super League XX.

The club have said further details will be announced this coming Monday – with League Express the first place to look for such details.