Bradford Bulls 12-36 Featherstone Rovers


Despite leading at half-time, basement club Bradford Bulls were condemned to defeat by Featherstone Rovers at the Provident Stadium. Four tries in the second half, two from Josh Hardcastle, gave Jon Sharp’s men the victory as they they kept their three point buffer over fifth-placed Halifax.

Former Featherstone forward Colton Roche opened the scoring after six minutes for the Bulls, with Oscar Thomas convering. The scores were soon levelled though as half-back Anthony Thackeray found his way to the whitewash. Michael Knowles converted. James Bentley carried on his stunning run of form with another try to add to his collection. The back-rower has been gaining interest from Super League clubs and it’s not hard to figure out why. Thomas’ conversion was on target but his side’s six point lead was cut to two by half-time thanks to Kyle Briggs’ score on his 200th career appearance.

After the break, Hardcastle and Jack Ormondroyd both notched tries in quick succession as the tide soon turned in favour of the visitors. Michael Knowles converted both and Briggs soon got in on the action with the boot as he kicked a penalty before the final quarter. Featherstone finished the game in style as they scored two tries in the space of three minutes during the latter stages of the contest. Matty Wildie ended all hope of a Bradford comeback as he touched down before Hardcastle completed his brace as the former Featherstone Lion carried on his great debut season.

Bradford Bulls

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
Omari CaroWing000000
Brandon PickersgillFull Back000000
Vila Halafihi Interchange000000
Scott Moore Hooker000000
3James MendeikaCentre000000
4Ross OakesCentre000000
5Iliess MacaniWing000000
8Liam Kirk 25Prop000000
11Colton RocheSecond Row100000
14Oscar ThomasStand Off020000
15Jon Magrin 17Prop000000
17Ross Peltier 15Interchange000000
20James BentleySecond Row100000
21Brandan Wilkinson 30Interchange000000
25Jordan LilleyStand Off000000
25James Davies 8Interchange000000
30Sam Hallas 21Loose Forward000000
 Total 220000

Featherstone Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ian HardmanFull Back000000
2James DuckworthWing000000
4Misi TaulapapaCentre000000
6Kyle Briggs 9Interchange130001
7Anthony ThackerayScrum Half100000
8Darrell Griffin 24Interchange000000
9Keal Carlile 6Hooker000000
11Michael KnowlesSecond Row030000
12John Davies 14Second Row000000
13Richard Moore 23Prop000000
14Frankie Mariano 12Interchange000000
19Matty WildieScrum Half100000
20Kyran JohnsonCentre000000
21James LockwoodLoose Forward000000
23Jack Ormondroyd 13Interchange100000
23Josh HardcastleCentre200000
24Jordan Baldwinson 8Prop000000
 Total 660001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
June 11, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Bradford Bulls12012
Featherstone Rovers102636

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