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Duffy expecting York to test Featherstone ‘all over the park’

TWO WEEKS before their Betfred Championship opener, boss John Duffy is happy with how Featherstone Rovers are shaping up, but admits some combinations need more work.

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Featherstone face Halifax in the Summer Bash at Blackpool the following Saturday.

Featherstone’s home game against Leigh switched to Saturday evening

FEATHERSTONE’S Betfred Championship fixture against Leigh Centurions at LD Nutrition Stadium next season has been brought a day.

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Rovers coach John Duffy will be seeking a third successive pre-season win against York on Sunday.

Trio return for Featherstone’s warm-up game against York

FEATHERSTONE Rovers welcome back captain Ian Hardman, Scott Wheeldon and John Davies for Sunday’s home friendly against League One York City Knights (3pm).

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Gareth Hock missed the end of last season through injury.

Featherstone Rovers will ‘not rush into anything’ with Gareth Hock’s debut

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS will get a full assessment of new signing Gareth Hock’s fitness before deciding when he will make his debut.

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Rovers had agreed a deal to sign Kuni Minga.

Featherstone Rovers miss out on winger Minga

FEATHERSTONE Rovers have been foiled in their bid to complete the signing of former Toulouse Olympique star Kuni Minga.

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John Duffy: "It is going to be great to see our partnership with Leeds grow and develop in 2018. "

Featherstone boss Duffy looking forward to working with Leeds Rhinos

FEATHERSTONE Rovers coach John Duffy and his Leeds Rhinos counterpart Brian McDermott are both looking forward to the continuation of the dual-registered partnership between the two clubs.

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John Duffy: "We just didn't take our chances."

Rovers coach Duffy: There’s a lot to work on

FEATHERSTONE Rovers coach John Duffy took positives and some negatives from his side’s latest pre-season game.

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Rovers general manager Davide Longo (right) with representatives from Heineken.

Top brewing company sign new three-year deal with Rovers

FEATHERSTONE Rovers have announced a new three-year partnership with Heineken UK.

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Rovers full-back Anthony Thackeray scored two tries against Halifax this afternoon.

Holmes scores winning try as Featherstone edge out Halifax

FEATHERSTONE Rovers made it two wins from two pre-season games by beating Halifax 20-16 in a rehearsal for the opening Betfred Championship game at LD Nutrition Stadium on February 4.

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Featherstone's new signing Gareth Hock (centre) with Rovers head coach John Duffy (left) and the cluib's general manager Davide Longo.

Featherstone Rovers sign former England forward Gareth Hock on one-year contract

FEATHERSTONE Rovers have confirmed the capture of 34-year-old ex-England forward Gareth Hock on a one-year contract.

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Gareth Hock is being linked with Featherstone.

Hock linked with Featherstone who are set to announce new signing

FORMER England forward Gareth Hock is being linked with Featherstone Rovers who are poised to announce a new signing.

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Rovers boss John Duffy: "For me as a coach it is more about our defensive performance."

Rovers boss Duffy looking for improved defensive display against Halifax

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS will be looking to pick up the pace tomorrow with just three weeks remaining until the Betfred Championship kicks off.

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Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell: " There is a really good buzz at Featherstone for 2018."

Featherstone Rovers chairman Campbell: 2018 could be our year

FEATHERSTONE chairman Mark Campbell says there is “a real sense of optimism” at LD Nutrition Stadium ahead of the new season.

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Misi Taulapapa returns after missing the Boxing Day game at Castleford.

Rovers pair Moore and Taulapapa return for Halifax clash

FEATHERSTONE Rovers welcome back veterans Richard Moore and Misi Taulapapa for Sunday’s home pre-season game against Halifax (3pm).

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John Davies: "There has been a big emphasis on being clinical."

Featherstone star Davies: We have been working at a high intensity

BACK ROW FORWARD John Davies believes Featherstone’s tough pre-season training could prove crucial when the new season gets underway.

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Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell.

‘Worrying times for Championship clubs’ says Featherstone chief Campbell

FEATHERSTONE Rovers chairman Mark Campbell is calling for the Rugby Football League to appoint sports supremo Barry Hearn as the game’s new chief executive.

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Prop Darrell Griffin in action for Featherstone last season. Picture: Carol Austerberry.

Veteran prop Griffin ‘taking legal advice’ after being sacked by Featherstone Rovers

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS could face legal action over their decision to sack veteran prop Darrell Griffin.

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Rovers have dismissed Darrell Griffin with immediate effect.

Featherstone Rovers sack former England forward Griffin for playing rugby union

FORMER England prop Darrell Griffin has been dismissed with immediate effect by Featherstone Rovers due to a serious breach of contract.

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John Duffy: "The camp will be fantastic for us."

Featherstone Rovers players head to Spain for five-day training camp

FEATHERSTONE Rovers players and coaching staff will arrive in Spain this afternoon (Sunday) for a five-day warm-weather training camp at Alicante’s Torrevieja Sports City.

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Rovers captain Ian Hardman.

Hardman named captain as Featherstone Rovers reveal squad numbers

IAN Hardman will be Featherstone’s first-team captain in 2018, with Martyn Ridyard vice-captain.

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