PREVIEW: Featherstone vs Dewsbury

Featherstone Rovers had a convincing 20-6 win over Oldham and coach Jon Sharp said: “I was really pleased with lots of parts of the performance. Defensively I thought we were great and we were up against a side who were averaging 28 points in their last two games. Clearly they were an attacking threat and I thought we did extremely well to defend against them and just concede six points.

“For parts of the game I thought we were the best we’ve been in attack, we just didn’t sustain it for long enough.”

“It’s going to be a massive game against Dewsbury. They beat Featherstone twice last year and appeared to be their bogey team so we’ve got to come up with our best all-round performance.”

Dewsbury Rams coach Glenn Morrison was pleased his side got back to winning ways against Whitehaven. He said:“The first half was really good; we held them to nil and played some good rugby. We won the arm wrestle, scored some good points then unfortunately we slipped back into our old ways, letting teams dominate us in field position. But we toughed it out and got back into in the last 15 minutes. I was happy with the win.

“Featherstone’s going to be tough, we know they are a step up from what we’ve played so far. We went there and won last year so when we are on our game we can do it. We’ll go there confident.”

Scrum-half Andy Kain will probably miss the game after picking up neck and knee injuries while Jack Teanby is a doubt with an ankle injury.