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Just grand: Joy for James Willstrop as he ends 10-year wait for sweet taste of victory over rival Nick Matthew

IT was in Nick Matthew’s home city of Sheffield that James Willstrop last tasted victory against his long-time rival ahead of their latest PSA World Tour meeting in New York.

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Rovers coach Jon Sharp: "Weve not conceded a try in open play in three games so thats something we are really pleased about."

Featherstone’s display delights Sharp

Coach Jon Sharp was “delighted” with Featherstone’s display in Sunday’s 46-4 victory against York City Knights.

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Rovers full-back Ian Hardman scored two tries in his own testimonial game against York on Sunday.

Rovers maintain impressive pre-season form with nine-try win

Featherstone took their tally to 136 points scored and only 24 conceded in three pre-season victories by beating League One side York City Knights 46-4 in Rovers full-back Ian Hardman’s testimonial match at Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday.

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Luke Gale, scored a try and kicked four goals for Castleford at Wakefield.

Castleford let big lead slip to lose pre-season derby at Wakefield

Castleford Tigers let a 30-4 lead slip to lose out in their second pre-season game at Wakefield Trinity after the young players from their academy failed to cope with their more experienced hosts in the second half.

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Triathletes invited to unveiling of new World Series Leeds race route

Triathletes invited to unveiling of new World Series Leeds race route

Amateur entrants who plan to race this summer's ITU World Series triathlon course in Leeds are being given a sneak preview of the new route.
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Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell is York's main backer.

Featherstone chairman main backer of York takeover

Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell has emerged as the main backer of Jon Flatman’s recent takeover of League One club York City Knights who are coached by ex-Rovers player James Ford.

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Paul Cooke (left), playing for Doncaster, and  Featherstone's Ian Hardman pictured in action on opposing sides.

Cooke urges Rovers fans to turn out in force for ‘fantastic professional” Hardman

Former England international Paul Cooke is calling on Featherstone fans to turn out in force for Rovers full-back Ian Hardman’s testimonial match against York City Knights at Big Fellas Stadium tomorrow (Sunday).

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Kyle Briggs is set to play tomorrow.

Strong Rovers line-up will face new-look York

Featherstone will be at near full strength for Rovers full-back Ian Hardman’s testimonial match at Big Fellas Stadium tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

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Zak Hardaker, who has been given the number one shirt with Castleford Tigers.

Castleford Tigers squad numbers revealed

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has confirmed his squad numbers for the 2017 Betfred Super League season.

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Ash Robson in action for Castleford Tigers.

Robson leaves Castleford to join York

Castleford Tigers have confirmed the release of young outside back Ash Robson, who has joined hometown club York City Knights.

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Chris Wood heads in Leeds United's goal against Derby County. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Wood heads outstanding Leeds United up to third

Chris Wood’s header on the stroke of half-time gave Leeds United a thoroughly deserved victory over Derby County to climb to the giddy heights of third place in the EFL Championship.

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Andy Lynch.

Lynch ready to return for Castleford after longest lay-off of career

After the frustration of the longest lay-off in his long rugby league career Castleford Tigers pack star Andy Lynch is delighted to be fit again and raring to return to action.

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Progressive beat Kippax Central 4-3 to move level on points with Rock Inn B.

Progressive step up title challenge as leaders lose

Darts section leaders Rock Inn B lost 4-3 to Conservative Club in Castleford and District Darts and Dominoes League.

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Matt Cook in action against Wakefield last year.

Castleford name squad for Wakefield warm-up game

Daryl Powell has named a 21-man squad to take on Wakefield Trinity this Sunday in Castleford Tigers’ second pre season friendly at Belle Vue, kick-off 3pm.

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Luke Gale.

Gale: Competition for places can drive Castleford on in 2017

Castleford Tigers star Luke Gale believes increased competition for places can drive the team to success in 2017.

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Ladybalk A trounced Smawthorne D 10-0.

Leaders Ladybalk far too good for Smawthorne

Castleford and District Snooker League Section A leaders Ladybalk A trounced fourth-placed Smawthorne D 10-0.

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Rovers coach Jon Sharp: "Ian has been a good player for a long time."

Briggs set to play in Hardman’s testimonial game

Featherstone coach Jon Sharp has paid tribute to Ian Hardman ahead of the long-serving full-back’s testimonial match against York City Knights at Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday.

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Jason Walton made his Featherstone debut against Hunslet last Sunday. Picture: Bob Nunn.

New recruit Walton happy with display on Rovers debut

NEW signing Jason Walton has quickly settled in at Featherstone Rovers.

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Ben Roberts.

Star names set to return for Castleford

Castleford Tigers are set to field another strong side in Sunday’s pre-season test at Wakefield Trinity with a number of senior players ready for their first run out after missing the Boxing Day game against Hull.

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Rikki Paylor, who has joined Glasshoughton Welfare in a dual registration deal with Ossett Albion.

Heavy home defeat for Glasshoughton Welfare

Glasshoughton Welfare fell to their heaviest home defeat of the season when a poor second half display saw them outclassed against a well drilled Hall Road Rangers side in a Toolstation NCE Division One game at Leeds Road.

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