Featherstone Rovers: Hay looks to former Rhinos starlet as injury cover

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FORMER LEEDS Rhinos academy hooker Luke Teasdale could get a chance with Featherstone Rovers following a serious injury to George Flanagan.

Flanagan, an ex-Bradford Bulls and Batley Bulldogs player, will miss the rest of the season after being hurt in Featherstone Rovers’ 62-12 thrashing of Barrow Raiders in the Kingstone Press Championship two days ago.

“He has fractured his fibula,” coach Andy Hay confirmed. “He went through a gap, somebody tackled him from behind and dropped down on his ankle and that caused the break.

“He is in hospital waiting for a plate and pins to be put in.”

Hay added: “It is a pretty big blow, he is a really passionate, enthusiastic player and he has taken it quite hard.

“He has been playing well and we are going to have to shuffle around until the end of the season.

“We have still got Andy Ellis and there’s Luke Teasdale who was in the under-20s at Leeds Rhinos, so we may have a look at him.”

Flanagan’s injury marred an encouraging win for Rovers, who visit table-topping Leigh Centurions on Friday.

Hay rested Andy Kain and Matty Dale for last weekend’s match.

And he said: “For most of the game we were quite composed and we played really well in attack and defence.”

Batley coach Matt Diskin.

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