A Featherstone Rovers trio are set to play for the Leeds Rhinos reserves this weekend.
With Rovers away at the Halifax Panthers on Sunday afternoon in the Challenge Cup, head coach Brian McDermott has wanted his players that won’t play to get valuable game time.
Among those players are Kyle Trout, Loui McConnell and Tom Holmes – who will instead play for the Leeds Rhinos reserves in their fixture against Bradford Bulls.
🦏 Best of luck to Kyle Trout, Loui Mcconnell and Tom Holmes who have been selected for the @leedsrhinos reserves side ahead of their clash with @OfficialBullsRL this Saturday.#UTR | #BlueWall pic.twitter.com/VK2bJ9DdyR
— Featherstone Rovers (@FevRoversRLFC) February 25, 2022
In the Championship, meanwhile, Featherstone are just one of three teams still unbeaten in the second tier with Widnes Vikings and Barrow Raiders also with a 100% record so far in 2022.
Leigh Centurions, however, occupy third spot with three wins from four games.
Known for his vociferous opinion but heart of gold, the Leigh Centurions owner Derek Beaumont has been owner of the club for almost a decade.
In that time, he has overseen two Super League promotions and two relegations back to the Championship, but he is dedicated to making it happen a third time – and that time for good.
“At the end of the day I’m a passionate fan who is fortunate enough to improve the club by using my money,” Beaumont told Serious About Rugby League.
“I’m sure many people would do the same if they were in this position.
“I’ve got the club in Super League three times so it’s not about that, it’s about being sustainable in Super League.
“Where do clubs keep finding these people from? If they don’t find people like that they end up like, no disrespect, a Swinton or Rochdale or Oldham who have been big in the past.
“What I want to do is make sure I achieve something that doesn’t end up like that in future years.
“I want a club that is sustainable in its own right as a Super League club with a good facility with a decent fanbase.
“I want to tap into local talent and the amateur clubs and produce our own players, that comes after the sustainability in Super League.”