Featherstone Rovers: Big future predicted for loanee Ben Reynolds

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS coach Ryan Carr has predicted a big future for on-loan Wakefield Trinity stand-off Ben Reynolds.

Monday, 11th March 2019, 7:00 pm
'Big things' are expected of Wakefield Trinty's Ben Rynolds, currently on loan at Featherstone. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

The 25-year-old half-back, who began his career at Castleford Tigers, made his Trinity debut in the 32-14 win over previously unbeaten Sheffield Eagles yesterday.

“He had a great game,” Carr said of his new stand-off.

“I have enjoyed working with him, we have only had a couple of sessions, but he is a really good young kid.

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Featherstone Rovers coach Ryan Carr.

“I am sure he still has a long career ahead of him, he is still quite young and has achieved quite a lot already.

“The boys like playing with him and that is pleasing.”

Carr also hailed the performance of another loan player, Castleford’s Callum Turner, who bagged a brace of tries playing out of position as a winger.

He said: “It is not easy moving out of position and being in uncomfortable scenarios.

Castleford Tigers loanee Callum Turner is making a big impression at Featherstone. Picture: Steve Riding.

“I thought he handled it really well. He got rewarded with two tries, he carried the ball strong for us and it was good for him to have a good game.”

Yesterday’s win maintained Rovers’ 100 per cent home record and came a week after a 44-22 defeat at Widnes Vikings.

“I was pleased with the result; we needed to bounce back after last week,” Carr added.

“We weren’t happy with our performance at Widnes; it was good to see the boys bounce back with a good defensive attitude.

“I thought we defended great.

“Sheffield are a really good team and they don’t stop coming at you, no matter the circumstances, but, in tough conditions for everyone, I thought the boys did a really good job to defend well.

“The forwards defended great, especially in the middle third. Sheffield rely on their momentum a lot and our forwards did a really good job.

“We let ourselves down in patches with our discipline, whether it be with the ball or late-in-the-count penalties and things like that.

“But overall, the way they turned up and their attitude was fantastic.”