Preview: Hunslet v Featherstone

Hunslet Hawks coach Paul March has a good chance of being available for Sunday’s Co-operative Championship fixture with Featherstone Rovers.

But the former Super League star is set to omit himself after Hunslet’s impressive recent form saw them rack up a 50-12 win at York in their last outing.

March said: “I’ve a chance, but I probably won’t play just because of how the team’s running. We’ll probably go with the same 17 from that York match.”

He added: “To get back-to-back wins was very pleasing. We had a good preparation for the York game, and the lads came out of the blocks with all guns blazing.

“Internally we’re all confident. We know we’ve got the squad to do well. It’s just about how we turn up on the day.

“We’re going along nicely, but it’s a massive test this week. Featherstone have already touched us up in the Northern Rail Cup quarter-finals and we’ll be looking to right a few wrongs from that match.”

Greg Worthington (shoulder) and Liam Welham (knee) are both set to miss out for Rovers, who are aiming to bounce back from a 28-28 draw with Leigh on Monday.

Featherstone led 28-16 with 16 minutes to go, but Leigh fought back before Mick Nanyn landed a touchline conversion with two minutes left to level the scores.

Daryl Powell’s side have now won four of their six Co-operative Championship fixtures in 2011.

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