Ulugia and Moore delight Sharp

Featherstone Rovers coach Jon Sharp was impressed with two of his players in particular, after Fev beat Wakefield Trinity at the weekend.

Rovers won the preseason friendly 28-20 at The Big Fellas Stadium, with Richard Moore being named as man of the match, and Chris Ulugia grabbing two tries.

“I thought we created a lot of great stuff and I thought we were exciting with the ball. I was delighted with certain individuals,” said Sharp.

“Our new signings have really added something to the team.

Richard Moore and Chris Ulugia were fantastic and Jack Ormondroyd was strong for us but, on the whole, it was a good overall team performance.

“We looked to recruit players with punch and power and we appear to have achieved what we wanted on that note. We are looking good.

“The result doesn’t mean much to me, we cannot look too much into that at this stage, it is about our performance. It is a pleasing one for the supporters, for sure, so I am happy for them.

“I am just really pleased about the fact we faced a strong Wakefield team and got a great work out.

“There was a little frustration around the ruck for both teams and we were disappointed to have conceded the amount of penalties we did.

“However, we have got a great deal out of the game. We were tested by a big pack and a talented set of half-backs, who moved the ball well and pressured our edge players.

“Last year the team pretty much picked itself. This year we have a multi-skilled squad, we have come through the friendlies virtually injury-free, and everyone is fighting for positions. We are in a good place going into the new season.”

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