Featherstone Rovers

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14 January 2018 | Friendly Result

Rovers edge Championship opponents

Featherstone were tested by Championship rivals Halifax in their latest pre-season friendly.

Featherstone Rovers 20
Halifax 16



11 January 2018 | Rugby League News

Betfred to sponsor Championship

The Rugby Football League has announced that Betfred will become the title partner of the Championship and League 1 until the end of the 2019 season, meaning that the UK based bookmakers now sponsor all three professional tiers of the sport.

Acting RFL Chief Executive, Ralph Rimmer, said, “We are delighted that Betfred have extended their involvement in the sport to the Championship and League 1. Betfred’s first year involved in the Super League was an unquestionable success and I am certain that they will bring the passion and enthusiasm to their extended sponsorship."



10 January 2018 | Rugby League News

Campbell calls for Hearn Appointment

Featherstone chairman Mark Campbell is calling for the Rugby Football League to appoint sports supremo Barry Hearn as the game’s new chief executive, after it was announced Nigel Wood is to stand down from the position in the coming weeks.

Campbell has paid tribute to the outgoing chief executive of the sport’s governing body, insisting Wood leaves behind an impressive legacy after more than 10 years in post.

And the Featherstone chief is now hoping to see the RFL appoint Hearn in a bid to drive rugby league forward into an exciting new era.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nigel for all of his efforts over the past decade. We now have to move on and I believe Barry Hearn could achieve great things with our sport. He has done so already in darts, boxing and snooker and we boast - in my view - the best spectator sport on the planet.".



7 January 2018 | Club News

Rovers part company with Griffin

Featherstone Rovers have parted company with prop forward Darrell Griffin.

Griffin has been dismissed with immediate effect due to a serious breach of contract.

The former Super League forward was suspended in December pending an internal investigation on grounds of gross misconduct.

The investigation concluded that Griffin had made three unauthorised appearances for Morley RFC (rugby union) while under contract as a Featherstone Rovers player.

Griffin agreed a new one-year contract with the club in August of last year.

While negotiations progressed, the ex-Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Salford player was categorically told not to partake in rugby union. These clear terms were also added into his contract.

At a disciplinary hearing on December 11, club officials discussed allegations made against Griffin regarding the contravening of 'Clause 13' of the Rugby Football League (RFL) players’ contract.



6 January 2018 | 2018 Squad Launch

Ridyard handed number six jersey

New signing Martyn Ridyard has been unveiled as Featherstone’s all-new number six after being handed his first-ever Rovers squad number at the club’s 2018 Season Launch.

Ridyard, who agreed a two-year deal with the Rovers in October, is one of eight new faces in the Featherstone ranks. Fellow newcomers Shaun Robinson and Scott Wheeldon have bagged the number two and number eight jerseys respectively.

Tom Holmes take the number 19 shirt, with Gareth Gale and Danny Maskill being handed 23 and 24 by head coach John Duffy. Connor Farrell, preparing for his first full season at the LD Nutrition Stadium, takes the vacant No.11 shirt


1. Ian Hardman (Captain)
2. Shaun Robinson
3. Chris Ulugia
4. Misi Taulapapa
5. Luke Briscoe
6. Martin Ridyard
7. Anthony Thackeray
8. Scott Wheeldon
9. Keal Carlile
10. Richard Moore
11. Connor Farrell
12. John Davies
13. James Lockwood
14. Matthew Wildie
16. Frankie Mariano
17. Luke Cooper
18. Jason Walton
19. Tom Holmes
20. Josh Hardcastle
21. Bradley Knowles
22. Sam Brooks
23. Gareth Gale
24. Danny Maskill



5 January 2018 | Rugby League News

Wood to step down as RFL Chief Executive

The Rugby Football League’s Chief Executive Nigel Wood has confirmed that he is to stand down after serving 10 years in the post.

Wood, who became Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League and Super League in 2007, has been a Rugby Football League Board Member for sixteen years and will leave the organisation this month.



27 December 2017 | New signing

Gale pledges future

Gareth Gale has put pen to paper on a one-year deal with the club, after appearing for the first time in Rovers colours on Boxing Day.

Gale, who in November joined the club as a trialist from local amateur side Featherstone Lions, has partaken in more than eight weeks of intense pre-season training.

Yesterday, Gale scored a superb try as the Rovers downed local rivals Castleford Tigers, 32-16, in the inaugural GMB Union Boxing Day Challenge.



26 December 2017 | GMB Union Boxing Day Challenge

Rovers score derby win

Castleford Tigers 16 Tries: Ellis (2), Egodo Conversions: Ellis (2/3)

Featherstone Rovers 32 Tries: Briscoe, Wheeldon (2), Gale, Farrell, Hardcastle Conversions: Ridyard (4/6)


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