SLIDESHOW: Featherstone Rovers v Leeds Rhinos

Featherstone Rovers battled excellently in the first-half but were overpowered in the second period in Saturday’s 62-6 defeat against Super League giants Leeds Rhinos in the opening Middle 8s fixture.

Last year’s treble winners Leeds, fielding their strongest side this season, had too much pace and power for their Championship opponents after being only 18-6 ahead at half-time.

Featherstone's Jack Ormondroyd tries to find a way through the Leeds Rhinos defence. Picture: Carol Austerberry.

Featherstone's Jack Ormondroyd tries to find a way through the Leeds Rhinos defence. Picture: Carol Austerberry.

Photographer Carol Austerberry captured the action at a game that attracted a bumper crowd of 6,671 - a record at Featherstone in the summer era.