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Castleford beat Leeds in final home warm-up

It may not have felt like revenge in any way, but Castleford Tigers came out on top three tries to one against their Grand Final conquerors Leeds Rhinos at a wet and cold Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

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Featherstone forward Connor Farrell scored two tries against York on Sunday.

Two-try Farrell gives Featherstone edge against Knights in appalling conditions

SECOND-ROW forward Connor Farrell bagged two tries as Featherstone Rovers completed a hat-trick of pre-season wins by beating York City Knights 22-12 at LD Nutrition Stadium in front of a crowd of 1,049 on Sunday.

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Castleford Tigers' 2018 squad.

Castleford Tigers announce squad numbers for 2018

Castleford Tigers’ 2018 squad numbers were confirmed live at a squad announcement dinner event at Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel exclusively to over 200 club sponsors, while fans joined in with the news live on the club’s social media channels.

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Grant Millington.

Castleford forward ready for a good hit-out against Leeds

Castleford Tigers’ Dream team selected forward Grant Millington is eager to see where he and his team are at ahead of the new season when they play the second of their warm-up matches tomorrow at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

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John Duffy: "I am happy with what we have done in pre-season."

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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Jesse Sene-Lefao, in action against Featherstone Rovers in the Boxing Day friendly.

Jesse expecting Castleford to challenge for top honours

Reaching the Grand Final and winning the League Leaders’ Shield in 2017 may have surprised some people, but not so Castleford Tigers forward Jesse Sene-Lefao.

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Jack Walker up against Castleford Tigers' Paul McShane and Oliver Holmes in the Betfred Super League Grand Final.

Rhinos include 13 Grand Final winners in team to play Castleford

Leeds Rhinos coach Brian McDermott has named his strongest-available squad for Sunday’s pre-season derby at Castleford Tigers.

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Oliver Holmes.

Fully fit Castleford pack star Holmes raring to go

Back row star Oliver Holmes finally feels free of injury and is raring to go for Castleford Tigers for the start of the Betfred Super League season.

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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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Joe Wardle. Picture: Matthew Merrick

New addition Wardle impressed with Castleford Tigers

New back rower Joe Wardle has been impressed by what he has seen so far at Castleford Tigers and believes he has joined a club set fair to continue to be successful.

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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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Luke Gale, set to play for Castleford Tigers against Leeds Rhinos in Sunday's pre-season warm-up.

Castleford name strong squad for Leeds warm-up game

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has named a strong 22-man squad to take on Leeds Rhinos in the club’s second pre-season warm-up at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

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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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Featherstone's LD Nutrition Stadium will host threee Yorkshire Cup finals next Saturday.

Three Yorkshire Cup finals at Featherstone Rovers on Saturday

LOCK Lane take on Ovenden in the Bartletts BARLA Yorkshire Open-Age Cup final at Featherstone’s LD Nutrition Stadium next Saturday, January 20.

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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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Cory Aston in action in the Boxing Day game against Featherstone Rovers. Picture: Matthew Merrick

Aston takes inspiration from Castleford team-mate Gale

New Castleford Tigers half-back Cory Aston reckons the player ahead of him in the pecking order at the club is an inspiration to him.

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