This game is being played at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, home of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, due to on-going pitch maintenance at the Big Fellas Stadium.
Andy Hay, the Featherstone Rovers coach, said: “It’s not ideal, it’s almost an away game I suppose but we’ve played at Wakefield in a trial game and a lot of players have played there before so it’s not a massive disruption. It’s just another field and a big field as well which suits us.
“We’re going into the game pretty strong. We’ll have a final check this week but we’re almost picking from a full squad so it’s going to be a tough selection.”
Hunslet Hawks coach Barry Eaton says the switch to a Monday evening kick-off will be tough on his players, who all have full time jobs “It’s a little bit of a hindrance,” he says, “but I’m hoping that we won’t allow it to be an issue for us.
“We have a good nucleus of new players to go with those we retained from last year. They’ve bedded in really well. I’ve got a tough selection headache picking a side for Monday.”