Featherstone Rovers have got good balance across the pitch - James Webster

JAMES WEBSTER feels his Featherstone Rovers side has got balance across the park, with players in all areas of the pitch who are capable of scoring points.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 12:00 pm
Featherstone Rovers head coach James Webster. Picture: Dec Hayes Photography.

Rovers have started the 2021 campaign in fine attacking form, scoring 19 tries in their three competitive games so far this season.

They return to Challenge Cup action on Saturday night against Hull FC, after opening their Championship campaign with a win over Batley Bulldogs on Good Friday.

The Black and Whites have won both of their Super League games so far and will undoubtedly prove the sternest test of the season for Rovers.

“We have got a lot of players that can score points. We are a pretty balanced team in that regard,” said Webster.

“We haven’t really got one edge that you go to, we are pretty even on both edges.

“I think we have got some middles that can score points also.

“Everyone who watches the game at the moment can see Featherstone doing some really good things and some average things. Hopefully time will heal that problem for us.”

Featherstone are operating with a bigger squad this year, with dual registration unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Webster added: “We have got some tools to work with but we have got some injuries and some quality we can’t work with.

“But that is rugby league and we are going to have to use everyone in our squad this year. We have spoken before about how it is a squad that gets you where you want, not a heap of individuals.

“It is a tough year that I am excited about. Every team will fancy going to any ground this year and being able to get a result.”

Featherstone’s home clash with Hull kicks off at 7pm on Saturday evening.