Halifax RLFC 20-26 Featherstone Rovers

Sunday 24th September 2017, 15:00pm

Super 8s - Round: 7


Ben Kaye, Mitch Cahalane, Rob Worrincy, Ben Heaton,


Steve Tyrer 2,


John Davies, Luke Briscoe, Frankie Mariano, Misi Taulapapa,


Ian Hardman 5,

Line Ups

Halifax RLFC

fb: Will Sharp
w: Ben Heaton
c: Ed Barber
c: Steve Tyrer
w: Rob Worrincy
so: Scott Murrell
sh: Ben Johnston
p: Elliot Morris
h: Brandon Moore
p: Adam Tangata
sr: Shane Grady
sr: Mitch Cahalane
lf: Simon Grix
int: Ben Kaye
int: Jacob Fairbank
int: Mikey Sio
int: William Calcott

Featherstone Rovers

fb: Misi Taulapapa
w: Josh Walters
c: Ian Hardman
c: Josh Hardcastle
w: Luke Briscoe
so: Matty Wildie
sh: Anthony Thackeray
p: James Lockwood
h: John Davies
p: Frankie Mariano
sr: Richard Moore
sr: Keal Carlile
lf: Darrell Griffin
int: Kyle Briggs
int: Samuel Brooks
int: Luke Cooper
int: Jordan Baldwinson

Match Report

Featherstone Rovers ended their Super 8s Qualifiers campaign on a high with a 26-20 victory over fellow Kingstone Press Championship side Halifax RLFC.

Both teams had failed to threaten the promotion places after finishing in the Championship's top four but the bottom two produced an exciting contest at the Shay. 

John Davies' early try and two goals from Ian Hardman left Featherstone in control but Ben Kaye crossed for the first of his two tries in the closing stages of the first half to make it 8-6 at the break.

Rovers appeared to be out of sight after Misi Taulapapa added to tries from Luke Briscoe and Frankie Mariano to make it 26-12 with Jacob Fairbank in the sin bin.

Rob Worrincy and Ben Heaton crossed to set up a nervy finish but Hardman's five goals proved the difference.

Tensions boiled over in the closing minute as Featherstone forward Richard Moore and Halifax winger Heaton were both sent off.


T Grant


Half Time

6 - 8

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