Featherstone Rovers: It’s a good time to have a crack at Leigh, says Rovers coach Hay

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FEATHERSTONE ROVERS are in good shape to take on Leigh Centurions at the Kingstone Press Championship’s Summer Bash tomorrow (5.15pm), coach Andy Hay reckons.

Leigh are on a 25-game winning streak, which includes victory over Rovers in last year’s Championship Grand Final.

But Rovers have started to find their feet and pushed First Utility Super League outfit Catalans Dragons all the way in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup last week, before being pipped 37-34.

“Over the last few weeks confidence has been building,” Hay said. “There’s a good feeling around the group and it has come at a good time to meet Leigh.

“We feel ready for a crack at them and we’ll see what we can come up with. They have beaten two Super League teams in the Challenge Cup this year so we know it’s going to be a tough game, but we feel we are playing pretty well ourselves and we can throw some challenges at them.”

Leigh – who are on a high after last Sunday’s Cup victory at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats – won 40-6 when the teams met at Big Fellas Stadium in March, but Hay insisted: “We have come a long way since then – and even since Easter. We have hit a bit of form, but we’ve still got a lot of work to do and this will be a really good test. They won’t want to lose their winning record, but we’ll be up for it as well and we want to prove what we’re about this year.”

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