Featherstone Rovers: Duffy demands more from his team

John Duffy.
John Duffy.
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WE CAN get better, but it was a good start.

That was coach John Duffy’s assessment of Featherstone Rovers’ 20-4 win over Halifax in Betfred Championship round one.

Shaun Robinson runs at Halifax duo Simon Grix and Jacob Fairbank.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Shaun Robinson runs at Halifax duo Simon Grix and Jacob Fairbank. Picture Tony Johnson.

“It was a tough game,” Duffy said.

“We got off to a really good, aggressive start, but we were not clinical enough with the ball in the first half.

“We had a chat about that at half-time and said we have to be more composed in the second half.

“Halifax went in with their tails up, but we coped with what they threw at us really well and came up with a good win.

Gareth Gale.

Gareth Gale.

“It was a professional performance in the second half.

“We wanted to get off to a good start. We can get better, but I am pleased with the result.”

Shaun Robinson suffered a knee injury which is being assessed and Luke Cooper is being treated for a slight groin strain.

Meanwhile, centre/winger Gareth Gale has left Featherstone Rovers less than two months after joining the Post Office Road-based club on a one-year contract.

Gale asked to be released owing to commitments away from rugby league and is set to rejoin neighbouring community club Featherstone Lions.

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