Rovers take on Fax in semi-finals

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers host Halifax at Bigfellas Stadium in the Northern Rail Cup semi-finals.

The match, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports on Thursday June 16, is a repeat of last season’s Co-operative Championship Grand Final which Halifax won 23-22 in extra time.

Rovers avenged that defeat by winning last month’s league game at Halifax 32-20.

Featherstone, seeking to reach the NRC final for the first time, aim to go one better than two years ago when they were sunk by a late try in a 16-10 semi-final defeat at Barrow Raiders.

In the other semi-final, Leigh Centurions host Dewsbury Rams at Leigh Sports Village.

Dewsbury knocked defending NRC champions Batley Bulldogs out of the competition in the quarterfinals.

Tickets for the 2011 Northern Rail Cup final at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, on Sunday July 17 cost from just £12 for adults (£5 concessions) and are available by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 11 13 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk