Rochdale Hornets 8-38 Featherstone Rovers


Featherstone Rovers moved two points clear of Toulouse Olympique in second-place with a 38-8 victory over Rochdale Hornets. First half braces from Ian Hardman and Scott Turner certainly helped the Rovers into a commanding position and they didn’t look back from there.

The visitors got off to a flying start with two tries inside the opening nine minutes. Josh Hardcastle and Hardman both touched down for the West Yorkshire club, with Cory Aston adding a lone conversion. Miles Greenwood wasted no time responding for the Hornets as he applied the downward pressure to a grubber. Danny Yates couldn’t convert. Hardman doubled his tally for the afternoon as he capitalised on a pass from Aston, who converted for a 16-4 lead. Featherstone ended the half with three tries in the final ten minutes, giving their fans a lot to cheer. Michael Knowles touched down before Turner completed a quick-fire brace, with Aston unable to add the extras to any of the three tries. At the break, Rovers led 28-4 and were in a very commanding position.

Matty Wildie and Misi Taulapapa both crossed the whitewash during the opening 15 minutes of the second half as Featherstone all but wrapped the game up ahead of the final quarter. Rochdale grabbed a consolation try two minutes from time thanks to winger Rob Massam but it was Rovers’ day with Jon Sharp’s men going two points clear in second-place on the league table.

Rochdale Hornets

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Miles GreenwoodWing100000
2Chris RileyFull Back000000
3Jake EcclestonCentre000000
5Rob MassamWing100000
6Lewis PalfreyStand Off000000
7Danny YatesScrum Half000000
9Ben Moores 22Hooker000000
10Gavin Bennion 16Prop000000
12Josh Crowley 25Second Row000000
13Gary MiddlehurstLoose Forward000000
15Jovili Taira 18Interchange000000
16Matty Hadden 10Interchange000000
18Jordan Hand 15Prop000000
19Jordan CaseSecond Row000000
21Jack HolmesCentre000000
22Jay Lobwein 9Interchange000000
25Sam Wilde 12Interchange000000
 Total 200000

Featherstone Rovers

# Player Position Tries Goals Drop Goals Yellow Red Star Man
1Ian HardmanFull Back200000
3Chris UlugiaCentre000000
4Misi TaulapapaWing100000
7Anthony ThackerayScrum Half000000
8Darrell Griffin 13Interchange000000
9Keal Carlile 19Hooker000000
11Michael Knowles 15Second Row100000
12John DaviesSecond Row000000
13Richard Moore 8Prop000000
15Brad Tagg 11Interchange000000
16Luke Cooper 24Prop000000
18Scott TurnerWing200001
19Matty Wildie 9Interchange100000
21James LockwoodLoose Forward000000
23Josh HardcastleCentre100000
24Jordan Baldwinson 16Interchange000000
26Cory AstonScrum Half030000
 Total 830001

Match Details

Date Time League Season Match Day
May 7, 2017 3:00 pm Championship 2017 Sunday


Team1st half2nd halfFinal score
Rochdale Hornets448
Featherstone Rovers281038

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