Yesterday’s friendlies didn’t throw up too many surprises, but one result particularly stood out.
Featherstone Rovers have been knocking on the door for Super League promotion for over a decade, but they appear confident of finally blowing that door open – and, if their friendly performance against Wakefield Trinity is anything to go by, it will be blown clean off its hinges.
Rovers dominated throughout, eventually running out 22-18 winners courtesy of Ben Hardcastle, Craig Kopczak, Craig Hall and Morgan Smith efforts – the latter in particular was a fantastic score with the halfback kicking through for himself and dotting down.
At one point during the second-half, Trinity’s social media stated that Wakefield had been turning the screw with Super League superiority kicking in.
But, you would have been forgiven in thinking that Rovers themselves were a Super League side with a dominant performance – and their social media account certainly let their Wakefield counterparts know about it with a little dig in good taste.
Featherstone posted: “SuPeR LeAgUe SuPeRiOriTy… *Deleted Tweet*” as Trinity bore the brunt.
🙃 SuPeR LeAgUe SuPeRiOriTy…
— Featherstone Rovers (@FevRoversRLFC) January 23, 2022
It’s not the first time that a Super League side has almost come unstuck at the Millennium Stadium, with Leeds Rhinos only being able to overcome Rovers by 30-22 in their own friendly last weekend.