Beaumont: Featherstone are the biggest threat in Qualifiers

Derek Beaumont fined

Leigh Centurions chief Derek Beaumont has said Featherstone Rovers are the Qualifiers’ biggest threat, from a Championship perspective.

Ahead of the first round of Super 8s matches, in which Featherstone play host to the Centurions, Beaumont has told of his delight that the West Yorkshire club are back in the Qualifiers once again.

Both teams kick off the middle eights with a 3:15pm kickoff at the LD Nutrition Stadium, and Beaumont knows all about the Rovers’ talent.

“Featherstone are without a doubt the biggest threat in the Qualifiers, from a Championship point of view,” he told the Rovers official website.

“They are very dangerous.

“I am really looking forward to the game, it promises to be a cracker and I for one am delighted Featherstone made the Qualifiers for a second year running.

“It is going to be tough for any Championship team to make the automatic promotion places, in my opinion, but Featherstone have got a real chance of getting to the Million Pound game this year.

“This weekend is very dangerous for us and we are taking nothing for granted. I would much rather take on Hull KR at home than Featherstone away.”