IT HAS come to Le Crunch, but Featherstone Rovers coach John Duffy is keeping today’s game in perspective.
Second-placed Featherstone are away to Toulouse Olympique, who are third, in what is considered a massive Betfred Championship showdown (5pm UK time).
However, Duffy insisted: “Every game is key for us.
“We have got some big games coming up, every game is massive and this is no different to any other.
“We are expecting a lot thrown at us. Jonathan Ford is back for them and he is a major player in their team.
“We have worked hard to try and nullify that and the threats they have.”
Rovers are in good form and crushed Batley Bulldogs 50-12 six days ago.
“I was really happy last week,” Duffy said.
“It was probably the first one when we’ve put together 60-70 minutes of good rugby.
“If we want to be a good side we’ve got to back up that up and keep moving forward.”
Rovers’ former Leeds Rhinos winger Luke Briscoe could set a new post-war record today, if he scores a try for a 16th successive game. He equalled Martin Offiah’s modern record last week and is one short of the best-ever scoring run, set by Leeds’ Eric Harris in 1935-36.
Duffy said: “We have not mentioned it.
“We just want him to play his natural game and if he does things will happen for him.”