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Rovers star Briggs: Our aim is to push for promotion

Featherstone Rovers half-back Kyle Briggs says there is still “plenty of room for improvement” in the side ahead of Sunday’s pre-season home fixture against Wakefield Trinity (3pm kick-off).

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Rovers prop Darrell Griffin in action in this month's pre-season game against Hunslet. Picture: James Hardisty.

Rovers prop Griffin relishing facing old club Wakefield

Featherstone’s veteran prop Darrell Griffin is looking forward to facing his old club Wakefield Trinity in Sunday’s pre-season game at Big Fellas Stadium (3pm).

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Rovers full-back Ian Hardman in action in his testimonial match against York on Sunday. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Hardman thanks fans for attending testimonial match

Featherstone Rovers star Ian Hardman has thanked those who attended his testimonial game against York City Knights at Big Fellas Stadium last Sunday.

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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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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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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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Terry Ramshaw on his way to scoring for Featherstone Rovers against the Australian tourists in 1963.

Rovers chairman pays tribute to ‘truly great player’ Ramshaw

Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell says rugby league has lost a ‘truly great player’ with the death of the club’s former back row forward Terry Ramshaw who died on Monday after a long illness.

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Ian Hardman pictured in the special commemorative shirt that will auctioned after Sunday's game.

Long-serving Rovers star Hardman relishing testimonial game

Featherstone’s long-serving full-back Ian Hardman is relishing playing in his testimonial match against York City Knights to The Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday(3pm kick-off).

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Councillor Maureen Tennant-King presents the Gareth Swift Memorial Trophy to Rovers full-back Ian Hardman after Sunday's 52-6 win. Picture: Rob Hare.

Rovers coach delighted with Mariano, Walton and Hardcastle

Featherstone coach Jon Sharp was delighted with the form of Frankie Mariano, Jason Walton and Josh Hardcastle in Sunday’s 52-6 win over Hunslet in the Gareth Swift Memorial Trophy match at Big Fellas Stadium.

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Frankie Mariano

Featherstone Rovers overpower Hunslet in one-sided friendly

Featherstone Rovers were far too strong for visitors Hunslet in the annual Gareth Swift memorial match, easing to a 52-6 victory.

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Rovers chairman Mark Campbell: "The game needs a strong Bradford."

Rovers chief backs decision to keep Bradford Bulls in Championship

Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell has backed a decision to allow Bradford Bulls to operate as a Kingstone Press Championship club in 2017 after they were liquated earlier this week.

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Featherstone Lions centre Josh Hardcastle will have another run out with Rovers in Sunday's game against Hunslet Hawks after he scored two tries at Halifax on Boxing Day. Picture: Jonathan Buck.

Three trialists given another chance to make their mark with Rovers

Trialists Josh Hardcastle, James Kitchen and Aaron Lyons will have another chance to impress in Featherstone’s first home pre-season match against Hunslet Hawks in the annual Gareth Swift Memorial Trophy fixture at Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday (3pm).

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Jason Walton has signed a one-year contract at Featherstone. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Rovers snap up former Salford and Wakefield player Walton

Featherstone Rovers have signed 26-year-old former Salford and Wakefield centre or second-rower Jason Walton on a one-year contract.

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Featherstone Lions forward James Kitchen played as a trialist in the Boxing Day game at Halifax. Picture: Jonathan Buck.

Rovers coach delighted with ‘very positive day’ at Halifax

Coach Jon Sharp was delighted to get through Featherstone’s opening pre-season game at Halifax on Boxing Day without any injuries.

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Featherstone Lions centre Josh Hardcastle scored two tries for Rovers. Picture: Matthew Merrick.

Seven-try win for Rovers in Boxing Day clash at Halifax

Andy Bostock and Josh Hardcastle each scored two tries as Featherstone Rovers won their opening pre-season match by beating Championship rivals Halifax 38-14 at The Shay on Boxing Day.

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Kyle Briggs will have a late fitness test. Picture: Bob Nunn.

New signings set to make Featherstone Rovers debuts at Halifax

New signings Chris Ulugia, Keal Carlile, Richard Moore, Michael Knowles and Frankie Mariano are set to make their Featherstone Rovers debuts in the pre-season game at Halifax on Boxing Day (noon kick-off).

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