The game, which kicks off at 3pm at the Big Fella’s Stadium, is Rovers’ first preseason outing, and is of particular significance to Bell, who is a member of the committee at the Lions.
“We are all looking forward to the tie and it is a good occasion for the town,” he said.
“Over recent years, the relationship between both clubs has improved and I hope the community supports the game.
“Every player representing the Lions is from the town of Featherstone and came through our junior set up which is something we are very proud of.
“The players are all looking forward to testing themselves against Rovers and are relishing the challenge.
“It’s important for rugby league that we work closely with one and another and would good to see this as an annual event going forward.”