Bostock break takes gloss off win

Andy Hay
Andy Hay
Have your say

IN-FORM prop-forward Andy Bostock is facing a long lay-off after suffering a broken arm in Featherstone Rovers’ win over Doncaster.

Coach Andy Hay said Bostock’s injury took the gloss off the 54-14 victory, which maintained Rovers’ hopes of a top-four finish in the Kingstone Press Championship.

“He got it caught in a tackle,” explained Hay.

“It is a clean fracture, he’s had it plated and he’s going to be out for six to eight weeks.

“It is a big loss, because he has been playing really well.

“It’s a big loss for him as well, because he wanted to play in every game this year.

“He missed the Halifax game when he was ill, but, apart from that, he has been really good in the front-row for us.”

Fifth-placed Rovers will be looking for an improved performance at Hunslet Hawks on Sunday, according to Hay.

“Performance-wise, we did what we had to do,” he said of the win over bottom club Doncaster.

“We were massive favourites and expected to win, but they turned up and had a real dig.

“We weren’t really clinical enough, we let go of the ball on four occasions in their 20, so it was disappointing in that respect, but we defended pretty well and scored some really nice tries from long-range.

“The result was never in doubt, but we just played well enough to get the win.”