Kingstone Press Championship preview: Featherstone Rovers v Leigh Centurions

Featherstone Rovers coach Andy Hay was pleased with last week’s win against Halifax.

He said: “We had a good win at Halifax, it was tough and a good performance by the players. It was good to get back on track after the week before against Bradford.”

His side face another tough contest on Sunday.

“It doesn’t come much bigger,” he said. “It’s going to be a big challenge. We played Leigh four times last year and they’ve improved the team. We know what we’re up against but we’re back in front of our home fans which is a bonus for us.”

Forward Mason Tonks and full-back Ian Hardman are back from injury and should be and in contention for selection.

Following Leigh’s 56-6 demolition of Hunslet last week Paul Rowley, the Leigh coach, says his side are still working hard and looking to improve. He believes that Rovers will be his team’s toughest test to date.

“Featherstone and Leigh have traditionally been the two teams who have had the most consistently fierce battles over the years and I expect Sunday to be no different,” he said.

“They’ve got a really enthusiastic crowd, as have we, so the atmosphere will be good and we’re expecting a tough game.”

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