Featherstone Rovers 25-14 Sheffield Eagles


Featherstone Rovers beat Sheffield Eagles 25-14 at the LD Nutrition Stadium on Sunday. The Rovers completed the double over the Eagles after beating Mark Aston’s side in Wakefield earlier on in the campaign.

The hosts led 16-2 at the break but the first points of the game went to the Eagles, as Simon Brown kicked a penalty from in front of the sticks. Unfortunately for Sheffield, they were unable to cross the whitewash in the first half as strong gusts of wind mixed with tough defence from Rovers proved enough to keep the visitors at bay. Matty Wildie touched down to put Featherstone in front and they didn’t look back from there. Greg Burns was sent to the sin-bin for Sheffield and Featherstone capitalised through Keal Carlile, who found his way to four points from dummy-half. The Eagles were struck with a sucker punch 30 seconds before half-time as Scott Turner notched a try against his former employer. Cory Aston missed his first conversion of the afternoon from the corner but his side went into the break 14 points to the good.

After the restart, Aston kicked a penalty as Sheffield’s indiscipline started to rear its ugly head once again. Garry Lo carried on his great try-scoring form as he registered the Eagles’ first of the contest. The winger ran 90m after Misi Taulapapa had knocked on into Lo’s hands. Brown converted to cut the deficit to 10 points but that soon became 12 when Aston kicked a penalty after Mark Mexico moved off the mark. The prop forward redeemed himself before the final quarter as he barged over the try line, with Brown converting to make it a one score game. But the Rovers managed to see the match out well, with a try from Chris Ulugia as well as a drop goal from Aston.

Featherstone Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ian HardmanFull Back000000
3Chris UlugiaCentre100000
4Misi TaulapapaWing000000
8Darrell Griffin 13Interchange000000
9Keal CarlileHooker100000
12John DaviesSecond Row000001
13Richard Moore 8Prop000000
16Luke Cooper 21Interchange000000
18Scott TurnerWing100000
19Matty WildieHooker100000
21Josh Walters 28Second Row000000
21James Lockwood 16Loose Forward000000
23Jack Ormondroyd 24Interchange000000
23Josh HardcastleCentre000000
24Jordan Baldwinson 23Prop000000
26Cory AstonScrum Half041000
28Mikolaj Oledzki 21Interchange000000
 Total 441001

Sheffield Eagles

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
2Garry LoWing100000
3Menzie YereCentre000000
4Perry Whiteley 27Interchange000000
5Ben BlackmoreWing000000
6Simon BrownStand Off030000
8Scott Wheeldon 17Prop000000
9Matty Fozard 14Hooker000000
10Mark MexicoProp100000
11Matt JamesSecond Row000000
13Elliot MinchellaStand Off000000
14Greg Burns 9Interchange000100
15Kyle Trout 19Interchange000000
16Sam ScottSecond Row000000
17Jordan Cox 8Interchange000000
18Ryan MillarFull Back000000
19Will Hope 15Second Row000000
27Liam Johnson 4Centre000000
 Total 230100

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
April 30, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Featherstone Rovers16925
Sheffield Eagles21214

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