Featherstone's clash at Whitehaven is postponed

Featherstone Rovers' Kingstone Press Championship game at Whitehaven, scheduled for Saturday evening, has been postponed.

Friday, 19th February 2016, 2:05 pm
Updated Friday, 19th February 2016, 2:10 pm
Jon Sharp.

The pitch at the Recreation Ground is unfit after recent bad weather.

Rovers coach Jon Sharp said: “Ideally, we would have liked to have played it.

“We want to keep playing to maintain the momentum and we don’t want fixtures building up.”

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Sharp said he is hoping the game can be rearranged for a Challenge Cup weekend, if Rovers and Whitehaven do not progress to the late stages.

The Rovers coach is keen to avoid a midweek trip to Cumbria.

Rovers’ reserve fixture at home to Castleford Tigers under-19s, due to be played at Big Fella’s Stadium on Sunday, has been postponed to protect the pitch.