Batley Bulldogs 6-32 Featherstone Rovers


Featherstone Rovers made it three wins from as many games in this season’s Kingstone Press Championship as they beat Batley Bulldogs 32-6 at the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium. The Rovers have had great success over the past decade when playing Batley at ‘Mount Pleasant’ and that proved to be the case once again at the weekend. Michael Knowles was sin-binned after seven minutes but in his absence, Featherstone broke the deadlock through Ian Hardman. Ash Handley was off target with his conversion attempt. Knowles returned to the fray soon after and he kicked a penalty goal to extend his side’s lead. With half-time fast approaching, Featherstone registered a big try as Hardman completed his brace following good work from Luke Briscoe. Knowles was on target again.

After the restart, Ash Handley crossed the whitewash for Featherstone with Knowles on the money from the tee. Dom Brambani, on his 300th career appearance, touched down for the Bulldogs’ first – and only – try of the contest on 50 minutes. Pat Walker converted. In the final quarter, Featherstone racked up another 12 points without reply to seal the win. Knowles slotted over another penalty goal before Briscoe and Keal Carlile both touched down for Jon Sharp’s men, who have started the 2017 season in fine form.

Batley Bulldogs

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1David ScottFull Back000000
2Wayne ReittieWing000000
3Sam SmeatonCentre000000
4Macauley HallettCentre000000
5Shaun AinscoughWing000000
7Dominic BrambaniScrum Half100000
9Alistair Leak 14Hooker000000
10Alex Rowe 21Interchange000000
11Brad Day 17Loose Forward000000
13Pat WalkerStand Off010000
14James Davey 9Interchange000000
16Tom Lillycrop 27Prop000000
17Joe Chandler 11Interchange000000
19Alex BrethertonSecond Row000000
21James Brown 10Prop000000
22Dane ManningSecond Row000000
27Will Maher 16Interchange000000
 Total 000000

Featherstone Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ian HardmanFull Back200001
3Chris UlugiaCentre000000
5Luke BriscoeWing100000
6Kyle Briggs 15Interchange000000
7Anthony ThackerayStand Off000000
9Keal CarlileHooker100000
10Andy Bostock 13Prop000000
11Michael KnowlesSecond Row060100
12John Davies 14Second Row000000
13Richard Moore 10Interchange000000
14Frankie Mariano 12Interchange000000
15Brad Tagg 6Loose Forward000000
19Matty WildieScrum Half000000
22Ash HandleyWing100000
22Jason Walton 23Centre000000
23Josh Hardcastle 22Interchange000000
24Jordan BaldwinsonProp000000
 Total 000000

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
February 19, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Batley Bulldogs066
Featherstone Rovers141832