Five Featherstone players to watch out for tonight

Featherstone will get their chance in the spotlight when they face Hull FC on Thursday night in front of the Sky cameras.

Here are five of their best players to watch out for.

Luke Briscoe
Position: Winger

The eyes of the world will be on the winger in this game as he looks to equal a try-scoring record that has been intact for 81 years.

Briscoe has enjoyed a mesmeric season, scoring in his last 16 matches, which has seen him break a post-war record held by the legendary Martin Offiah.

He will be able to etch his name further into the history books with a try against the Black and Whites, which will equal the all-time record held by Eric Harris.

That said, his performances this year mean we might see him in Super League in the near future.

John Davies
Position: Back-row

Over many years, Davies has proven himself to be one of the most dependable players at Championship level.

Having spent time at Sheffield and Batley, Davies has hit new heights at Fev and is one of the most dangerous back-rowers in the competition.

A strong defender and a deceptive line-runner, Davies could cause Hull problems.

Tom Holmes
Position: Halfback

It’s a big night for Holmes, who gets a shot against a Super League side once again.

The playmaker left Castleford at the end of last year in order to get more regular first-team action, and he has grasped that opportunity with both hands at Fev.

Such have been his performances that Holmes has emerged as one of the Championship’s brightest stars. Now, he’ll be out to prove to everyone he can do it at the level above.

Still only 22, Holmes is one for the future.

Martyn Ridyard
Position: Halfback

To some, Ridyard’s move back to the Championship was a real shame.

The former Leigh man spent just one year in Super League before returning to the second division, where he has made a name for himself throughout his career.

At Huddersfield, Ridyard proved he had the capabilities to play in the top flight after helping the Giants during a short-term loan spell.

But Super League’s loss was most certainly Featherstone’s gain, and they’ve benefitted with some match-winning performances.

He was a part of the Leigh side that caused plenty of cup shocks a few years back, could he be a part of another tonight?

Matty Wildie
Position: Hooker

Wildie is a man with Super League experience, having played for Wakefield between 2010 and 2014.

Since then he’s been at Fev, earning plenty of praise for his performances along the way.

A versatile playmaker, the 27-year-old was linked with a move back to Super League last year.

Although that never materialised, he’s more than capable of doing so.