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Coach Orr confident Castleford can still thrive on wing

Castleford Tigers assistant coach Danny Orr believes the side can still be a potent threat on the flanks despite the controversial loss of Denny Solomona.

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Josh Hardcastle (left) shakes hands on a two-year Rovers contract with head coach Jon Sharp.

Lions centre Hardcastle signs two-year contract with Rovers

Centre Josh Hardcastle tonight signed a two-year contract with Featherstone Rovers after a successful trial spell.

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Misi Taulapapa will miss Sunday's game against Wakefield. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Rovers coach Sharp: Places still up for grabs

Coach Jon Sharp says there are still places up for grabs in Featherstone’s line-up to face Halifax in next month’s opening Kingstone Press Championship fixture.

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Castleford Tigers team heading for Lanzarote.

Castleford head for warm weather for key preparations

Castleford Tigers will be aiming to put the fine tuning into their preparations for the new Super League season when they head for warm weather training in Lanzarote today.

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Popular: Castleford Tigers legend Adrian Vowles.

Vowles still misses being in Castleford

Castleford Tigers’ Australian legend Adrian Vowles has spoken about how much he loved his time at the club and still misses Castleford.

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Kyle Briggs made his Rovers return after injury in last Sunday's game against York.

Rovers star Briggs: Our aim is to push for promotion

Featherstone Rovers half-back Kyle Briggs says there is still “plenty of room for improvement” in the side ahead of Sunday’s pre-season home fixture against Wakefield Trinity (3pm kick-off).

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Rovers prop Darrell Griffin in action in this month's pre-season game against Hunslet. Picture: James Hardisty.

Rovers prop Griffin relishing facing old club Wakefield

Featherstone’s veteran prop Darrell Griffin is looking forward to facing his old club Wakefield Trinity in Sunday’s pre-season game at Big Fellas Stadium (3pm).

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Ben Roberts (left) on his return to action at Wakefield after injury.

Roberts ready to challenge for place in Castleford team

Castleford Tigers half-back Ben Roberts is aiming to make up for lost time after battling back to fitness ahead of the new 2017 Super League season.

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Joel Monaghan celebrates with Greg Eden after Castleford Tigers score a try against Wakefield. Picture: Allan McKenzie

Castleford boss pleased with progress in Wakefield warm-up

Head coach Daryl Powell was unconcerned with the final score after declaring himself pleased with what he saw from the Castleford Tigers players on duty against Wakefield Trinity in their second pre-season warm-up.

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Rovers full-back Ian Hardman in action in his testimonial match against York on Sunday. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Hardman thanks fans for attending testimonial match

Featherstone Rovers star Ian Hardman has thanked those who attended his testimonial game against York City Knights at Big Fellas Stadium last Sunday.

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Rovers coach Jon Sharp: "Weve not conceded a try in open play in three games so thats something we are really pleased about."

Featherstone’s display delights Sharp

Coach Jon Sharp was “delighted” with Featherstone’s display in Sunday’s 46-4 victory against York City Knights.

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Rovers full-back Ian Hardman scored two tries in his own testimonial game against York on Sunday.

Rovers maintain impressive pre-season form with nine-try win

Featherstone took their tally to 136 points scored and only 24 conceded in three pre-season victories by beating League One side York City Knights 46-4 in Rovers full-back Ian Hardman’s testimonial match at Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday.

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Luke Gale, scored a try and kicked four goals for Castleford at Wakefield.

Castleford let big lead slip to lose pre-season derby at Wakefield

Castleford Tigers let a 30-4 lead slip to lose out in their second pre-season game at Wakefield Trinity after the young players from their academy failed to cope with their more experienced hosts in the second half.

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Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell is York's main backer.

Featherstone chairman main backer of York takeover

Featherstone Rovers chairman Mark Campbell has emerged as the main backer of Jon Flatman’s recent takeover of League One club York City Knights who are coached by ex-Rovers player James Ford.

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Paul Cooke (left), playing for Doncaster, and  Featherstone's Ian Hardman pictured in action on opposing sides.

Cooke urges Rovers fans to turn out in force for ‘fantastic professional” Hardman

Former England international Paul Cooke is calling on Featherstone fans to turn out in force for Rovers full-back Ian Hardman’s testimonial match against York City Knights at Big Fellas Stadium tomorrow (Sunday).

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Kyle Briggs is set to play tomorrow.

Strong Rovers line-up will face new-look York

Featherstone will be at near full strength for Rovers full-back Ian Hardman’s testimonial match at Big Fellas Stadium tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

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Zak Hardaker, who has been given the number one shirt with Castleford Tigers.

Castleford Tigers squad numbers revealed

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has confirmed his squad numbers for the 2017 Betfred Super League season.

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Ash Robson in action for Castleford Tigers.

Robson leaves Castleford to join York

Castleford Tigers have confirmed the release of young outside back Ash Robson, who has joined hometown club York City Knights.

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Andy Lynch.

Lynch ready to return for Castleford after longest lay-off of career

After the frustration of the longest lay-off in his long rugby league career Castleford Tigers pack star Andy Lynch is delighted to be fit again and raring to return to action.

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Matt Cook in action against Wakefield last year.

Castleford name squad for Wakefield warm-up game

Daryl Powell has named a 21-man squad to take on Wakefield Trinity this Sunday in Castleford Tigers’ second pre season friendly at Belle Vue, kick-off 3pm.

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