Featherstone Rovers 20-20 Hull Kingston Rovers

Darrell Griffin playing for Featherstone Rovers.


Hull Kingston Rovers were denied victory in the league for the second time this season as Featherstone Rovers battled to a 20-20 draw at the LD Nutrition Stadium. Kieren Moss’ second half brace wasn’t enough for the Robins, who came into the contest after squeezing past Bradford Bulls at the Summer Bash. Kyle Briggs’ late penalty goal levelled matters before Jamie Ellis had a chance to win the game with a one pointer but to no avail.

The hosts led 16-0 at the break and the deadlock was broken after 11 minutes thanks to Misi Taulapapa. Ben Kavanagh had been sin-binned for a late tackle on Matty Wildie during the previous set. The conversion was unsuccessful but Michael Knowles made amends with a penalty goal soon after. Jason Walton was next over the whitewash thanks to a smooth pass from Anthony Thackeray. Knowles was off target with the conversion but he made amends yet again with another penalty. Before the break, the referee’s cards were called into action for a second and third time as Featherstone’s Darrell Griffin and Hull KR’s Robbie Mulhern were sin-binned for a brawl. In the final minute of the first period, James Duckworth touched down for the West Yorkshire club who looked in fine fettle heading into the sheds.

It took just two minutes into the second half for the Robins to finally get on the board. Moss crossed the whitewash minutes before Jordan Abdull did the same as the deficit was cut to six points in quick time. Briggs kicked his first goal of the afternoon to make it a two score game but in the final quarter, Moss added his second try of the afternoon. The conversion from Jamie Ellis went astray but with nine minutes remaining, the visitors took the lead for the first time in the contest through Zach Dockar-Clay. However, Featherstone rescued a point courtesy of a Briggs penalty goal as the half-back atoned for an earlier miss when his side were 18-14 to the good.

Featherstone Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ian HardmanFull Back000000
2James DuckworthWing100000
4Misi TaulapapaWing100000
6Kyle Briggs 19Interchange020000
7Anthony ThackerayScrum Half000001
8Darrell Griffin 13Interchange000100
9Keal CarlileHooker000000
11Michael Knowles 14Second Row020000
12John DaviesSecond Row000000
13Richard Moore 8Prop000000
14Frankie Mariano 11Interchange000000
19Matty Wildie 6Scrum Half000000
21James LockwoodLoose Forward000000
22Jason WaltonCentre100000
23Jack Ormondroyd 24Interchange000000
23Josh HardcastleCentre000000
24Jordan Baldwinson 23Prop000000
 Total 340101

Hull Kingston Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Ben CockayneFull Back000000
4Liam Salter 11Interchange000000
5Ryan ShawWing000000
7Jamie EllisScrum Half020000
8Nick Scruton 14Prop000000
9Shaun Lunt 18Hooker000000
11Maurice Blair 4Second Row000000
13Danny AddySecond Row000000
14Chris Clarkson 8Interchange000000
16Jordan AbdullStand Off100000
18Zach Dockar-Clay 9Interchange100000
21Rob Mulhern 35Interchange000100
22Andrew HeffernanCentre000000
29Jake Butler-FlemingCentre000000
32Kieren MossWing200000
33Ben KavanaghLoose Forward000100
35Josh Johnson 21Prop000000
 Total 420200

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
June 4, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Featherstone Rovers16420
Hull Kingston Rovers02020