Rovers hand out 15-try hammering

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers equalled their biggest win this season with a 15-try spree in Sunday's Co-operative Championship game against Swinton Lions.

The 86-12 victory was identical to the score when Rovers thrashed amateurs Hunslet Old Boys in the Carnegie Challenge Cup in March.

Liam Finn scored two tries and kicked 13 goals in that game and he did exactly the same against Swinton to bag another 34-point haul.

Tangi Ropati grabbed five tries and Greg Worthington (pictured) scored three as Rovers ran riot against the outclassed Lions.

Swinton scored first but Featherstone roared back to lead 46-4 at the break on their way to an impressive win that kept them two points ahead of Halifax with two games remaining.

Featherstone's other try scorers were Andy Kain, Ian Hardman, Matty Dale, Jon Grayshon and Sam Smeaton.

Rovers visit Sheffield Eagles on Thursday and then host Keighley in their final league match on September 2.

Featherstone Rovers: Hardman; Ropati, Smeaton, Worthington, Saxton; Kain, Finn; England, Kaye, Dickens, Chappell, Spears, Dale. Subs: Briggs, Lockwood, Grayshon, Maloney.

Swinton Lions: R Hawkyard; Dodd, Reay, Ainscough, Hurst; I'Anson, Watson, Riley, Smith, Mills, Cunniffe, Clarke, Meekin. Subs: Holland, D Hawkyard, Armstrong, Ashall.