Rovers concede 10 tries in horror show

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers missed a chance to climb to the top of the Co-operative Championship with Sunday's shock 60-12 home defeat against Halifax.

After losing 60-40 to Sheffield in their last home league match, Rovers conceded 10 tries in another 60-point drubbing at Bigfellas Stadium.

It was hard to believe it was the same team that beat Castleford Tigers and pushed Wigan Warriors all the way in recent Challenge Cup games.

Rovers made a flying start with Mick Haley's second minute try but it all went horribly wrong after that.

They trailed 36-12 at half-time with their only further points coming from Matty Dale's 23rd minute touchdown and Liam Finn's second goal.

Andy Kain, who was Featherstone's best player, tried hard to inspire them but his efforts were in vain as Rovers were punished for weak tackling and careless handling.

Ex-Rovers prop Ross Divorty bagged a hat-trick of tries and Lee Paterson kicked 10 goals for Halifax.