Featherstone Rovers to host Castleford Tigers in January

Action from last year's pre-season warm-up between Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers.
Action from last year's pre-season warm-up between Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers.
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Featherstone Rovers have confirmed that they will be staging a local derby when they play Castleford Tigers in a pre-season warm-up early next year.

The two clubs met at Castleford’s Wish Communications Stadium in a warm-up for last season, but this time they will meet at Featherstone’s Bigfellas Stadium with the game set to take place on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Kick-off will be 3pm.

The fixture follows Rovers’ previous announcements that will be play Hunslet Hawks (January 1, 1.30pm), Wakefield Wildcats (January 12, 3pm) and Halifax (January 19, 3pm).

Featherstone Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt said “We are delighted to secure another important warm-up game at the Bigfellas Stadium. 2014 is an important year for Featherstone Rovers and we hope the our pre-season calendar will be of great interest to our supporters.”

Castleford will announce the rest of their pre-season fixtures shortly and are looking at a Boxing Day fixture.