Featherstone Rovers: Sharp preparing for ‘biggest game of season’ at home to London

Jon Sharp.
Jon Sharp.
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TOMORROW’S VISIT of London Broncos (3pm) is “probably the biggest game of the season so far” for Featherstone Rovers, according to coach Jon Sharp.

Broncos are second in the Kingstone Press Championship, six points ahead of Rovers, who have climbed to fourth. The top four after 23 rounds will go into the Qualifiers against Super League’s bottom quartet – which is likely to include Leeds Rhinos – and with fifth-placed Halifax playing Batley Bulldogs, who are sixth, tomorrow, it is a key weekend.

Sharp said: “Last week’s win at Whitehaven was important to get us into the four for the first time this year.

“That’s a great achievement with the injuries we have had and it sets this week up nicely.

“If we win I think it gives us a really good opportunity to have a crack at the three, never mind four.

“We have got some numbers back, they will be better for having played last week and it should be a good game.”

Broncos, coached by former Castleford Tigers captain Andy Henderson, have been the division’s big improvers this year.

Sharp added: “We had a good win there in the Challenge Cup and in the league we were 12-4 up after 60 minutes and then lost three players with ankle injuries and got beaten.

“Apart from Leigh, they are probably the best side I have seen this year. They are a good attacking team and they are defending well. They have been the surprise package and they are playing extremely well.”