Rovers hot favourites to lift Northern Rail Cup

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers are 6-4 favourites with bookmakers to win the Northern Rail Cup for the first time, despite Sunday’s 34-22 home defeat against Batley Bulldogs in their final group match.

The other odds are 4-1 Halifax, 9-2 Leigh, 11-2 Sheffield, 6-1 Batley, 16-1 Keighley, 33-1 Hunslet and 50-1 Barrow.

The quarter-final draw will take place live on Premier Sports this Thursday at 7.15pm in the build up to the televised Leigh v Batley Co-operative Championship fixture.

Premier Sports will screen one live fixture from the Northern Rail Cup quarter-finals, which will be played over the weekend of June 14-17.