Sunday 24th September 2017
KO: 15:00 - Round: 7

20-26 FT

( 6-8 HT )

Official: T Grant

Venue: MBi Shay

  • Halifax RLFC

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

  • Goals
    Steve Tyrer 2,

  • Drop Goals

  • Featherstone Rovers

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

  • Goals
    Ian Hardman 5,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Misi
Taulapapa
Ian
Hardman
Josh
Hardcastle
Luke
Briscoe
Matty
Wildie
Anthony
Thackeray
James
Lockwood
John
Davies
Frankie
Mariano
Richard
Moore
Keal
Carlile
Darrell
Griffin
Kyle
Briggs
Samuel
Brooks
Luke
Cooper

Official Report / Commentary

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.

  • 74: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Heaton
  • 67: TRY! scored for Halifax by Rob Worrincy
  • 64: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • 64: TRY! scored for Featherstone by Misi Taulapapa
  • 56: TRY! scored for Featherstone by Frankie Mariano
  • 56: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • 45: TRY! scored for Halifax by Mitch Cahalane
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 43: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • 43: TRY! scored for Featherstone by Luke Briscoe
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Halifax by Steve Tyrer
  • 37: TRY! scored for Halifax by Ben Kaye
  • 23: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • 8: TRY! scored for Featherstone by John Davies
  • 8: GOAL! scored for Featherstone by Ian Hardman
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Halifax RLFC 4
    Featherstone Rovers 4

    Goals:

    Halifax RLFC 2
    Featherstone Rovers 5