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Featherstone Rovers: Tough-love tactic pays off for Sharp

TOUGH LOVE has helped take Featherstone Rovers’ half-backs to a new level, according to boss Jon Sharp.

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Batley's James Brow tries to make something happen against Featherstone. PIC: Paul Butterfield

Championship big match verdict: Sharp salutes Rovers but Diskin’s hugely disappointed

VICTORIOUS COACH Jon Sharp saluted the “toughness” Featherstone Rovers showed in their 32-6 win at Batley Bulldogs, but opposite number Matt Diskin admitted his side let themselves down.

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Batley's Sam Smeaton and Dom Brambani (in his 300th game) get to grips with Featherstone's Chris Ulugai.

Championship: Featherstone underline ‘team-to-beat’ status with victory over Bulldogs

AN OUTSTANDING 32-6 victory at Batley Bulldogs underlined Featherstone Rovers’ status as one of the teams to beat in the Kingstone Press Championship.

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Josh Walters scoring a decisive try in the 2015 Grand Final against Wigan.

Leeds Rhinos: Walters jumps at first-team chance

GRAND FINAL try scorer Josh Walters expected to be bashed about at the weekend, but took his knocks two days earlier than expected.

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Ian Hardman's first-half brace turned the tide in Featherstone's favour at Batley.

Batley Bulldogs 6 Featherstone Rovers 32: Dominant Featherstone continue impressive start to campaign

Featherstone Rovers’ impressive start in the Kingstone Press Championship continued with a dominant 32-6 victory over Batley Bulldogs at Mount Pleasant.

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Featherstone/Batley: Dealing with conditions is the likely key to success says Sharp

WHOEVER HANDLES the conditions better will come out on top in tomorrow’s crunch West Yorkshire derby at Mount Pleasant (3pm).

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Featherstone Rovers: Sharp learns little from slog in sludge

THE TWO points were all coach Jon Sharp took from Featherstone Rovers’ 8-6 win over Oldham in the Kingstone Press Championship.

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Match-winner Chris Ulugia scored a try in each half for Featherstone against Oldham.

Featherstone 8 Oldham 6: Featherstone underline defensive qualities to keep Oldham at bay

FEATHERSTONE made it two wins from two games by edging out Oldham in heavy conditions.

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Jordan Baldwinson in action for Featherstone last season. (
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Featherstone Rovers v Oldham: Baldwinson’s elevation to Leeds Rhinos is justification of the system

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS will be without one of their most influential players of the past two seasons when they square up to Oldham tomorrow (3pm) – and coach Jon Sharp is delighted.

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Featherstone Rovers: Sharp aims to keep errors down

JON SHARP says he will encourage his Featherstone Rovers side to play expansive rugby this season, but admits they need to reduce their error count.

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Halifax's Scott Murrell on the charge against Featherstone.

Halifax 26 Featherstone 32: Rovers get off to a flying start at the Shay

TWELVE LATE points from substitute Kyle Briggs ensured Featherstone Rovers got their Kingstone Press Championship campaign off to a flying start.

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Kyle Briggs - scored 12 vital points for Featherstone against Halifax.

Halifax 26 Featherstone Rovers 32: Rovers pip Halifax in see-saw tussle at the Shay

Substitute Kyle Briggs scored 12 points as Featherstone Rovers pipped Halifax 32-26 in a thrilling Kingstone Press Championship opener at the Shay.

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Strong start is crucial to our campaign says Sharp

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS need to go up a level tomorrow when they begin their bid for a place in the Kingstone Press Championship’s top-four away to key rivals Halifax (3pm).

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Featherstone Rovers coach has no problems with Leeds Rhinos’s Bradford deal

FEATHERSTONE COACH Jon Sharp says he “totally understands” Leeds Rhinos’ decision to loan players to Rovers’ league rivals Bradford Bulls.

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Rovers in ‘good shape’ as ‘winning partnership’ proves its worth

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS boss Jon Sharp has hailed his club’s relationship with Leeds Rhinos as a winning partnership.

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Matty Wildie.

Featherstone Rovers: Wildie repaying coach’s faith after a full year out

TONIGHT’S VISIT of Leeds Rhinos will bring Featherstone Rovers half-back/hooker Matty Wildie full circle.

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Danny McGuire.

Leeds Rhinos: All hands on deck with two games on the cards

IT WILL be all hands on deck for Leeds Rhinos this coming weekend, with every fit member of their squad set for pre-season action.

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Jordan Baldwinson.

Leeds Rhinos: Game-time goal for loaned-out Leeds prop

AFTER TWO years learning his trade at tonight’s hosts Featherstone Rovers, Jordan Baldwinson is hoping to make a breakthrough with Leeds Rhinos this season.

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Leeds Rhinos: Stevie Ward set to line-up in friendly against Featherstone

Stevie Ward will make his first appearance of pre-season when Leeds Rhinos travel to Featherstone Rovers on Friday.

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Coach Sharp impressed by Featherstone’s all-round team effort

DUAL-REGISTRATION LEEDS Rhinos duo Cory Aston and Jack Ormondroyd have been praised by Jon Sharp for their part in Featherstone Rovers’ latest pre-season win.

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