All the pressure is on Leigh, says Featherstone boss Hay


Featherstone Rovers head coach Andy Hay has insisted that all the pressure is on opponents Leigh heading into Sunday’s Championship Grand Final, saying his side will simply be going there to enjoy the occasion.

It’s first versus second in the biggest showpiece outside of Super League this year, as the Centurions – who have only lost once this season in the league – go head-to-head against Hay’s Rovers, who have beaten Halifax and Sheffield to get this far.

And Hay believes that although his side are going to enjoy themselves on Sunday, they are going with the intention of causing a massive shock, and winning the Championship crown against all the odds.

“They have had a great season and they go into the game as massive favourites so there’s no pressure on us. We can just go and enjoy the occasion of a Championship Grand Final,” he said.

“We probably got written off for making it earlier in the season, but we’re there, one more win and we will have had a great season.

“We’re going in it to enjoy the occasion, but we’re not going there just to make up the numbers. We’re going there to get stuck into a good side.”