Rovers host Halifax in first round of play-offs

Rovers coach Andy Hay. Picture: Bob Nunn.
Rovers coach Andy Hay. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Featherstone Rovers will begin their quest for the Kingstone Press Championship title with a home play-off against Halifax next weekend.

Andy Hay’s men won 20-4 at Halifax three weeks ago.

The Championship title will be determined by the winners of a top-eight play-offs series, which also sees leaders Leigh Centurionn host Doncaster.

The winners of Leigh v Doncaster and Featherstone v Halifax will have a bye in the second week of the play-offs, while the losers will be at home to the winners of the two elimination play-offs featuring the teams that finished fifth to eight.

Those ties see Sheffield Eagles host Batley Bulldogs, who confirmed their place in the play-offs with a stirring win at Doncaster, whilst Dewsbury Rams are at home to Workington Town. The two losing team from these two matches will be eliminated.

Next week’s play-offs (finishing positions at end off regular season in brackets) are as follows:

Kingstone Press Championship

Leigh Centurions (1st) v Doncaster (4th)

Featherstone Rovers (2nd) v Halifax (3rd)

Sheffield Eagles (5th) v Batley Bulldogs (8th)

Dewsbury Rams (6th) v Workington Town (7th)