Sharp dedicates win to former coach

Featherstone boss Jon Sharp dedicated Sunday’s victory over Bradford to the late, great Arthur Bunting – his former coach.

Sharp, who played under the former Black and Whites chief at Hull FC, saw Rovers come from behind to defeat Bradford 36-12.

The win sees fourth-placed Featherstone maintain a three-point cushion over fifth-placed Halifax, with Toulouse and London just one point ahead – with six games of the regular season remaining.

“I was delighted with our second-half performance, after a tough first half, said Sharp.

“I would like to dedicate the win to Arthur Bunting. He was a great man and without any doubt the most successful Hull FC coach of all time.

“He was my coach at Hull – he signed me as a 17-year-old. It was a honour to work with him and my thoughts are with his friends and family following his sad passing.

“Credit to Bradford, they came out fighting during the early stages of the game and put us under pressure.

“Coming off the back of a tough fixture against Hull KR, though, it was good to see us come to Odsal and get another two points on the board.

“It keeps us on course to make the top four. There are five teams fighting for four spots and we are pushing hard to secure our place.”

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