Rovers congratulated by RFL chief Wood

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RFL chief executive Nigel Wood (pictured) has congratulated Featherstone Rovers for clinching a second successive Co-operative Championship League Leaders Shield.

Rovers finished three points clear of closest rivals Leigh Centurions after sealing top spot in the table by hammering Super League bound Widnes Vikings 44-4 on Sunday.

It extended Featherstone’s unbeaten league run to 19 matches. Their solitary league defeat this season was at Leigh on the opening day.

“On behalf of the RFL I would like to congratulate everyone at Featherstone Rovers for their success in winning the 2011 Championship League Leaders Shield, an achievement that everyone at the club should be proud of,” said Wood.

“Featherstone have been one of the most consistent sides in the Co-operative Championship over the past two seasons and their success in retaining the Leaders shield this season is testimony to the quality of their on-field performances in 2011.”