Featherstone Rovers

Biggest test yet for Fev says Sharp

COACH JON Sharp has labelled tomorrow’s visit of Toulouse Olympique (3pm) as Featherstone Rovers’ biggest game of the season so far.

Ryan Hall touches down during Leeds Rhinos 2016 Super League Qualifier with Batley.

Inside RL: Eights have not really worked for the game – Peter Smith

THE EIGHTS format hasn’t worked at the top and bottom level, but it has in the middle.

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The last three Yorkshire winners of the Challenge Cup

Challenge Cup: Leeds Rhinos to face Doncaster

Big guns Leeds Rhinos have been drawn at home to minnows Doncaster in the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

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James Duckworth

Featherstone Rovers: Injuries knock gloss off cup success

WINGER JAMES Duckworth and substitute forward Brad Tagg both suffered an injury in Featherstone Rovers’ 21-13 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup win at Bradford Bulls.

Jason Walton, scored a try against his former club at a crucial time in the game.

Bradford Bulls 13 Featherstone Rovers 21: Walton turns tables on his former club to deny Bulls a place in Challenge Cup fifth round

Three-times Challenge Cup winners Featherstone Rovers booked their place in Tuesday’s fifth-round draw by beating fellow Championship club Bradford Bulls 21-13 at Odsal on Sunday.

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Former Wakefield centre Jason Walton signed for Bradford Bulls before switching to Featherstone Rovers earlier this year.

Former Bulls duo keen to knock Bradford out

TWO former Bradford Bulls players will be aiming to oust their old club from the Challenge Cup tomorrow.

Jon Sharp

Rovers boss Sharp will show the Cup respect

THERE IS no danger of Featherstone Rovers treating the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie with Bradford Bulls as a distraction, coach Jon Sharp says.

Matty Wildie

Featherstone Rovers: Wildie reaction delights boss Sharp

HALF-BACK MATTY Wildie’s reaction to a ‘talking-to’ has delighted Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp.

Big Fellas Stadium, Post Office Road, Featherstone

Wakefield Trinity: Neighbours Rovers offer Trinity chance to groundshare

Featherstone Rovers officials have invited neighbours Wakefield Trinity to move in at Big Fellas Stadium, Post Office Road, next season.

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Featherstone's star man Anthony Thackeray.

Sheffield Eagles 22 Featherstone Rovers 47: Thackeray has starring role as Rovers return to winning ways

STAND-OFF ANTHONY Thackeray played a starring role as Rovers returned to winning ways with a 47-22 victory over Sheffield Eagles at Belle Vue.

Jon Sharp

Boss Sharp targets a return to winning ways against Sheffield

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS need to get back to their high standards when they take on Sheffield Eagles at Wakefield’s Beaumont Legal Stadium, Belle Vue, tomorrow (7.30pm), writes PETER SMITH.

Cory Ashton.

Leeds Rhinos: Aston just glad to get some game time under his belt

ROOKIE HALF-BACK Cory Aston is relishing getting some game time under his belt at Featherstone Rovers, but admits his ultimate aim is to secure first team rugby for Leeds Rhinos.

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Featherstone coach Jon Sharp.

Featherstone Rovers: Boss Sharp hopes to turn Rovers’ reverse into a positive

WOUNDED FEATHERSTONE Rovers plan to use their first defeat of the season as a wake-up call, coach Jon Sharp says.

Disappointed Featherstone coach Jon Sharp.

Featherstone 9 Swinton 10: Rovers stung by Hornets after slipping up in the mud

Rovers had only themselves to blame as they slipped to their first Championship defeat this season with a disappointing display against Rochdale.

Jon Sharp.

Featherstone Rovers: On-the-road Rovers gear up for Big Fellas return

TRAVEL-SICK Featherstone Rovers are determined to turn Big Fellas Stadium into a fortress, coach Jon Sharp says.

Jon Sharp and James Lockwood.

Featherstone Rovers: Lockwood thrown in at deep end at Rovers

FORWARD JAMES Lockwood is poised to make his Featherstone Rovers comeback on Sunday, just three days after completing a two-year drugs ban.

Joe Burgess  scores his side's  third try

against Widnes.

Peter Smith: Lessons must be learned from Wigan’s ‘postponement’ fiasco

ACCORDING TO a story in the classic 1990s rugby league book When Push Comes To Shove: “It states in the Rugby League bye-laws that the secretary of the home team can call off a game if he thinks the field is unfit to play.”

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Jon Sharp

Featherstone handed stiff Challenge Cup test at rivals Bradford

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS will travel to Kingstone Press Championship rivals Bradford Bulls in one of the top ties of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fourth round.

Cory Aston

Leeds Rhinos: Young half-back Aston agrees loan move to neighbours Featherstone Rovers

Leeds Rhinos half-back Cory Aston has joined Featherstone Rovers on loan - as predicted in today’s Yorkshire Evening Post.

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Cory Aston

Featherstone Rovers: Aston gears up for a loan spell at Rovers

LEEDS RHINOS half-back Cory Aston is set for a loan move to Featherstone Rovers, the Yorkshire Evening Post understands.

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