Featherstone take on Hull in final friendly

Featherstone Rovers
Featherstone Rovers

Featherstone Rovers will host Super League club Hull FC in their final pre-season match before the new Championship season.

Hull FC’s visit to Big Fellas Stadium on Sunday, February 2 (3pm) will be a testimonial match for former Rovers player Richard Whiting who has become a firm favourite at the KC Stadium.

Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt said: “We are delighted to be hosting Richard Whiting’s official testimonial fixture and it will be great to welcome him back along with his team mates.

“The Hull FC game will finish off a busy pre-season schedule which also includes visits from Hunslet Hawks (January 1), Wakefield Wildcats (January 12), Halifax (January 19) and Castleford Tigers (January 26).

“Half the proceeds from the game will be contributing to his fund raising and will be a strong test for our team.”