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Briscoe in Rovers squad for Summer Bash

WINGER Luke Briscoe is in Featherstone’s 19-man squad for Saturday’s Summer Bash clash against London Broncos at Blackpool.

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Daryl Powell.

Castleford coach: There’s a real toughness about us

Daryl Powell has praised the toughness of his Castleford Tigers players and the way they are defying injuries in their desire to do their best for the team this year.

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Tom Holmes races in for a try for Castleford Tigers against Leeds Rhinos at Magic Weekend.

Roberts set to return – but Holmes earns praise from Castleford boss

Half-back Ben Roberts is on course to return for Castleford Tigers against Widnes Vikings in the first of their Bank Holiday games.

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Sam Day's loan has been extended. Picture Tony Johnson

Day’s loan to Dewsbury extended

Featherstone Rovers hooker Sam Day’s loan to Dewsbury Rams was renewed on Tuesday following the initial one-month period.

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Josh Hardcastle has scored 10 tries for Rovers this season. Picture: Jonathan Buck

Hardcastle leads race to be Featherstone’s top try scorer

JOSH Hardcastle is the new leader in the race to be Featherstone’s top try scorer this season.

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Ben Roberts, back in the Castleford Tigers squad.

Castleford Tigers name squad for Widnes game

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has named his 19-man squad to take on Widnes Vikings at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Friday night (kick-off 8pm).

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Jake Webster leads the celebrations at the end of Castleford Tigers' Magic Weekend win over Leeds Rhinos.

Castleford boss pleased with manner of victory over Rhinos

Head coach Daryl Powell was delighted with the way his players coped with the challenge of facing a fired up Leeds Rhinos side and came out on the winning side in their Magic Weekend game at Newcastle.

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Hat-trick hero Eden puts success down to team-mates

Successive try hat-tricks against Leeds Rhinos and St Helens have put Greg Eden on target to beat the club record set by Denny Solomona only last year, but Castleford Tigers’ outside back is playing down his own part in his side’s success.

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Frankie Mariano pictured scoring a try on his return against Dewsbury last Saturday. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Rovers pair Mariano and Walton make successful comebacks

LONG-TERM CASUALTIES Frankie Mariano and Jason Walton came through their Featherstone Rovers return with flying colours.

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Hat-trick hero: Greg Eden.

Eden races over for hat-trick in Magic win for Castleford

Castleford Tigers maintained their unbeaten record at Magic Weekends played at Newcastle’s St James’ Park as they deservedly beat Leeds Rhinos 29-18.

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Rovers man of the match Jason Walton scored two tries.

Featherstone ease to 10-try win against strugglers Dewsbury

FEATHERSTONE Rovers ran in 10 tries as they eased to their sixth straight win by beating lowly Dewsbury Rams 52-10 at LD Nutrition Stadium on Saturday evening.

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Daryl Powell.

Castleford look to make amends in cup at Hull

Castleford Tigers players will not be lacking motivation for their Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final away to Hull FC, according to head coach Daryl Powell.

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Injured: Ben Roberts.

Roberts not in Castleford squad to play at Magic Weekend

Castleford Tigers will be without Ben Roberts for the Magic Weekend after the in-form stand-off was not included in Daryl Powell’s 19-man squad to take on Leeds Rhinos at Newcastle’s St James’ Park.

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Grant Millington scores a try for Castleford Tigers at last year's Magic Weekend.

Castleford gear up to create more Magic

Daryl Powell has warned his Castleford Tigers players that they will have to match Leeds Rhinos for desire when the clubs face off at Magic Weekend for the first time on Sunday.

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Franie Mariano has missed Featherstone's last eight games.

Mariano and Walton set to make Rovers comebacks

FRANKIE Mariano and Jason Walton are set to make their Featherstone Rovers comebacks this weekend.

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Georgie Hetherington goes over for a try for Castleford Tigers ladies against Thatto Heath St Helens. Picture: Sebastian Sternik

Tigresses earn stripes in loss to champions

Castleford Tigers Ladies suffered only their second defeat of the season when they went down 34-12 to European Champions Thatto Heath St Helens.

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Rovers coach Jon Sharp: "We will be showing the same focus and intensity against Dewsbury that we did against Halifax. It's a really big game for us this weekend."

Rovers coach: We cannot afford to slip up

COACH JON Sharp aims to make sure that Featherstone’s Challenge Cup run will not distract them when they resume their Championship top-four bid in Saturday’s match against Dewsbury Rams at LD Nutrition Stadium (6pm kick-off).

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Paul McShane on the attack for Castleford Tigers against St Helens. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Castleford boss: Our players are good at executing gameplans

Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell has praised his players’ ability to execute gameplans when they get out onto the pitch.

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Tom Holmes.

Holmes set to be given chance to impress at Castleford

Young half-back Tom Holmes is set for more opportunities with Castleford Tigers this season following the departure of Rangi Chase.

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Ben Roberts on the attack for Castleford Tigers against St Helens. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Red hot Castleford half-backs come in for praise

Castleford Tigers’ half-backs on parade against St Helens have come in for big praise from head coach Daryl Powell.

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