Featherstone: Injured Cording hoping for semi-final return

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COACH JON Sharp is confident Jamie Cording will be available for Featherstone Rovers’ final games of the season, after he was injured in the 28-16 win at Doncaster two days ago.

The second-rower suffered a knee injury and Sharp said: “It looks like medial ligaments and he could be three to four weeks with that.

“Hopefully, if he recovers quickly and does the right things, we will get him back for maybe the semi-final or the week before. He has been very good with the ball, he’s been a consistent threat when he carries the ball, he has good athleticism and plenty of pace.

“He stuck his nose through the line four or five times on Sunday and almost made a clean break. It looked like he was going to have a good game and then he came off with the injury, so it was disappointing for him and us.”

Sunday’s victory, which confirmed Doncaster’s relegation, was Rovers’ second in the Kingstone Press Championship Shield and they are a point clear of second-placed Dewsbury Rams.

Sharp said: “We won ugly, which we’ve not been able to do. We are a flamboyant team that likes to play touch footy and not a lot of hard-nosed stuff. It was the first time the team’s been prepared to play dogged, hard-nosed stuff to get a win. It was a different type of performance and one which pleased me.”

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