Featherstone Rovers boss Brian McDermott gives update on Joey Leilua as he praises his side’s performance in win over Leigh Centurions

Featherstone Rovers head coach Brian McDermott steered his side to a 28-6 emphatic victory over their Championship rivals Leigh Centurions tonight.

Rovers were the better side throughout, dominating in defence and attack before twisting the sword in towards the end of the game.

For Featherstone head coach, Brian McDermott, the result was to be praised given the effort his players delivered.

“It was a very good win, the weather meant we didn’t see the best of either team but I thought we managed it really well,” McDermott said.

“We were gassed at half-time and I could see in their eyes they had a chunk of energy knocked out of them because of the defending they had to do before half-time.

“That’s not the best version of Leigh or us, but put in the context the weather.

“I wouldn’t say we’ve made a statement but after two games and we had to travel to York we’ve had a really competitive start.

“However, it is round two and we wont read too much into this, but I do know I’m in charge of a tough team and what I saw tonight was the ability to work hard for each other.”

McDermott also gave an update on new signing Joey Leilua, who left the field with a leg issue early in the first-half.

“It was a hamstring injury, let’s hope its just a precaution and we will assess him tomorrow.”

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