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Stylish Rovers enjoy 10-try romp

Featherstone's Jamie Cording was a try scorer and won the official man of the match award against Whitehaven.

Featherstone's Jamie Cording was a try scorer and won the official man of the match award against Whitehaven.

Featherstone showed their class in a 50-14 win against Whitehaven at Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday.

After an unconvincing victory over Workington in new head coach Andy Hay’s first match in charge the previous week, Featherstone looked far sharper when they came up against another Cumbrian side.

Whitehaven had won their last three Kingstone Press Championship matches under former Castleford Tigers coach Dave Woods but they were no match for second-placed Featherstone.

Leading 22-8 at half-time, Rovers ran away with the game in the second-half, scoring five unanswered tries in the last 30 minutes.

Will Sharp and James Mendeika each bagged hat tricks, Greg Worthington grabbed a brace and Jamie Cording and debutant prop Daniel Smith also crossed in a 10-try spree.

Gareth Moore chipped in with five goals and was unlucky to have a try ruled out for offside.

Former Featherstone centre Jessie Joe Parker scored two of Whitehaven’s three tries.

Featherstone: Hardman; Sharp, Worthington, Uaisele, Mendeika; Kain, Moore; Crossley, Ellis, Trout, Cording, Spears, Lockwood. Subs: Bussey, Flanagan, Smith, James.

Whitehaven: Carr; Burns, Taylor, Parker, Calvert; Seymour, Southernwood; Hand, Newton, Jackson, McAvoy, Mitchell, Doran. Subs: Thorman, Forster, Crellin, Robinson.

Referee: Tom Crashley (Wakefield).

Attendance: 1,726.

 

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