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Doncaster 16 Featherstone Rovers 26: Dissatisfied Duffy: “We were our own worst enemy”

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS survived a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth-round scare at Doncaster, but boss John Duffy admitted they were their “own worst enemy”.

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WATCH: Castleford Tigers homing in on a ‘reaction’ after manner of Wigan loss, warns pack man Oli Holmes

OLI HOLMES admits Castleford Tigers need a “reaction” when Wakefield Trinity visit them on Friday night.

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Featherstone winger Luke Briscoe kept his try record running at Doncaster. PIC: Simon Hulme

Doncaster 16 Featherstone Rovers 26: Class act Ridyard turns tide in tense Challenge Cup tussle

A COUPLE of moments of class from Martyn Ridyard ensured Featherstone Rovers avoided a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup upset at Doncaster.

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James Willstrop

Demanding schedule proves fulfilling for Pontefract Squash Club hero Willstrop

Commonwealth Games singles champion James Willstrop came close to reaching another final at the Gold Coast event when he teamed up with Nottingham’s Declan James for the men’s doubles.

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Tom Pearce celebrates scoring his first goal for Leeds United. Picture: Simon Hulme

Pearce’s first goal helps Leeds United to edge out Barnsley

Paul Heckingbottom got one over his former club as the head coach saw his Leeds United team beat Barnsley 2-1 at sunny Elland Road.

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Castleford Tigers women are ready to roar

Castleford Tigers women are ready to roar

Castleford Tigers will join the Women’s Super League party when they visit York City Knights Ladies on Sunday.

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Halifax RLFC v Featherstone Rovers.'Featherstone's Frankie Mariano takes on Halifax's  Mitch Cahalane and Jacob Fairbank.'24th September 2017.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Featherstone Rovers release former Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity forward Frankie Mariano

Former Super League star Frankie Mariano has left Featherstone Rovers.

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Dacia Magic Weekend

Competition: Your chance to be a Castleford Tigers mascot at Magic Weekend

THE Pontefract & Castleford Express has teamed up with the RFL to offer one youngster the chance to be a mascot for Castleford Tigers when they face arch rivals Leeds Rhinos at the Dacia Magic Weekend next month.

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Pontefract races

Pontefract prepares for first ‘bring your buddy’ race day

It has been a wet winter at Pontefract and unfortunately the racecourse had to abandon their first meeting scheduled for the beginning of April due to standing water on the track.

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Wheeldon and Thackeray back in Featherstone Rovers squad for Doncaster tie

SCOTT Wheeldon and Anthony Thackeray look set to make long-awaited returns to Featherstone Rovers action this weekend after being included in head coach John Duffy’s King Street Solicitors 19-man squad ahead of Sunday’s trip to Doncaster (kick-off 3.00pm).

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Tim Spears, pictured in action for York City Knights, hopes to captain them to a Cup upset (Picture: York City Knights).

York City Knights v Catalans Dragons: Spears hoping to play role in another Cup shock

“I remember Rangi Chase unravelling quite spectacularly due to the constant pressure he came under – and me reminding him every five minutes that he just wasn’t playing very well.”

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Luke Gale, kicked two goals for Castleford Tigers against Wigan Warriors.

Castleford lose out in tough night at Wigan

Castleford Tigers’ winning run against Wigan Warriors was ended as they conceded five tries to two to go down 28-12 at the DW Stadium.

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Hull FC's new signing Joe Westerman seen in action for Warrington Wolves against the Airlie Birds (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Lee Radford delighted to further strengthen his pack as Hull FC sign Joe Westerman

Hull FC coach Lee Radford says Joe Westerman must meet the club’s “high standards” if the former England loose forward is to make a success of his second spell with the Black and Whites.

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Anthony Thackeray, close to comeback after injury.

Featherstone Rovers pleased to change focus to cup

Featherstone Rovers boss John Duffy reckons his players are looking forward to a change of focus this week with a break from the grind of churning out points in the Betfred Championship.

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Jake Trueman offloads to Paul McShane to create the first try as Castleford Tigers beat Catalans Dragons.

Castleford looking forward to Wigan challenge

CONFIDENT CASTLEFORD Tigers have been going about their business quietly, but their Betfred Super League rivals will sit up and take notice if they can win at Wigan Warriors tonight.

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Lock Lane's Tom Sowerby.

RL Conference: Stunning fightback earns win for Lock Lane

LOCK LANE bounced back from 18-6 down against Leigh Miners shortly before half-time to win 30-22 in their Division One game in the National Conference.

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Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers: Wardle eager to be unleashed on the Warriors

CASTLEFORD TIGERS’ Joe Wardle is relishing the chance to make up for lost time with his new club.

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John Duffy.

Duffy signs new deal to stay as Featherstone Rovers head coach

Featherstone Rovers head coach John Duffy has put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least the end of the 2020 season.

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Daryl Powell.

Castleford boss: It’s been a bumpy road but we’re in a good place

Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell believes his team are in a good place ahead of a testing run of matches, beginning with a trip to Wigan Warriors tomorrow night.

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Harry Newman.

Dual registration is working well for Newman and Featherstone

Hugely promising teenager Harry Newman is proving that the dual registration system can be a success with an outstanding spell in the Featherstone Rovers team.

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