Rovers forward Knowles will have late fitness test

Michael Knowles has missed the last two games.
Michael Knowles has missed the last two games.
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JON SHARP will see how players shape up in training this week before deciding on any changes for Sunday’s trip to Kingstone Press Championship strugglers Dewsbury Rams.

The Rovers boss is looking for a response from his players after last Sunday’s 34-26 home defeat against Toulouse Olympique.

“I want to see the attitude of the players in training,” said Sharp.

“I want to see some hunger and desire from people who are desperate to play.”

Second-row forward Michael Knowles faces a late fitness test after missing the last two games.

“Knowles has had a sore knee for a couple of weeks. There will be a late check on him,” added Sharp, who will also check on the availability of dual-registered Leeds Rhinos players.

Leeds host Wigan Warriors at Headingley tomorrow evening (Friday).

Featherstone are still without first-team skipper Misi Taulapapa who hasn’t played this season because of a visa issue.