Rochdale Hornets


Rochdale Hornets v Featherstone Rovers

Sunday 5th May 2019, 15:00pm

Championship - Round: 13

Stats over last 8 encounters









Rochdale Hornets will continue their Betfred Championship campaign when they play host to the Featherstone Rovers.

Story so far

The Hornets head into the match on the back of a defeat to the Bradford Bulls at Odsal, with Ben Moores, Elliot Gillam and Brandon Wood all crossing over for Lancashire outfit. However, Bradford's experience set them on the path to a 52-16 victory.

Meanwhile, West Yorkshire side Featherstone have had a mixed season and currently sit seventh in the Championship table just two points off of the play offs and have been described so far as 'the best of the rest'.

Last Meetings:

The Hornets and Rovers have met seven times in the Championship with Featherstone winning five of them the most recent being a 33-24 victory in last season's Championship shield.

Hornets last win over Rovers was in 2017 when they came away 10-9 victors, Rochdale would later go on to finish ninth that season, whilst Featherstone came 4th.

Key Players:

Josh Hardcastle - The 26 year old joined Rovers in 2017 and got to work being the club's top scorer that season and came through the ranks at local club Featherstone Lions.

Cameron King - The Hooker has plenty of experience under his belt having played for the North Queenland Cowboys, St George Illawara and Parramatta Eels before making the move to these shores at the beginning of the season.

John Davis - The second rower began his career with the Castleford Tigers in 2009 but has had spells at Batley, York and Sheffield Eagles. However, he is a strong unit going forward and could prove difficult to handle.