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Knowles and Hock recalled to Featherstone’s squad for Sheffield clash

BRAD Knowles and Gareth Hock have been recalled to Featherstone’s squad for Sunday’s home Betfred Championship game against Sheffield Eagles.

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Daryl Powell.

Castleford boss calls for fans’ backing

Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell has urged fans to get behind the team in numbers and volume when they take on Hull FC in a big game at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Saturday.

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John Duffy: "We've got to take it on the chin, regroup and get ready for another tough battle this weekend. "

Duffy: Our attitude needs to be right against Sheffield

Coach John Duffy is demanding a big improvement in attitude when Featherstone host winless bottom team Sheffield Eagles at LD Nutrition Stadium on Sunday (3pm kick-off).

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Joe Wardle, in the squad to play against Hull.

Castleford Tigers name squad for Hull game

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has named his 19-man squad to take on Hull FC this Saturday at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

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Daryl Powell.

Castleford coach Powell turns down England opportunity

Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell has decided to concentrate on coaching the Super League club after turning down the chance to take on a role with England.

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Paul McShane in action for Castleford Tigers in the pre-season game against Leeds Rhinos that was played in rain, snow and sleet.

Heavy going for Castleford on “tough tracks”

The wet winter is making life difficult for Castleford Tigers as they look to get the fluency back into their game, according to head coach Daryl Powell.

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John Davies: "I know it's early on but these are the kind of things that make or break your season."

Rovers star Davies: We weren’t at races in first-half at London

BACK-ROW forward John Davies felt Featherstone Rovers “weren’t at the races” in the first-half at London Broncos last Sunday.

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Featherstone's Josh Hardcastle scores one of his two tries in last Sunday's defeat at London Broncos. Picture: Dec Hayes.

Featherstone’s odds drift to 14-1 to finish top of table

FEATHERSTONE’S odds on finishing top of the Championship in the regular season have drifted from 8-1 to 14-1 with competition sponsors Betfred following Sunday’s 44-24 defeat at London Broncos.

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Zak Hardaker.

Castleford Tigers dismiss Hardaker

Castleford Tigers have confirm that Zak Hardaker has been dismissed from his contract with the club.

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Gareth Hock needs one more appearance to reach a career total of 300.

Milestone looms for Featherstone star Hock

FEATHERSTONE Rovers forward Gareth Hock will make his 300th career appearance if he is recalled for Sunday’s Betfred Championship match against Sheffield Eagles at LD Nutrition Stadium.

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Jake Trueman.

Trueman and Turner bag hat-tricks in winning start for Castleford youngsters

Castleford Tigers’ under 19s made a winning start to their season when they travelled to play their London Broncos counterparts and came away with a 68-4 success.

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Joe Wardle, set to make his competitive debut for Castleford Tigers.

Decisions to make for Castleford boss Powell

Head coach Daryl Powell admits he has key selection decisions to make before naming his Castleford Tigers team to take on Hull FC at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Saturday.

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Featherstone's Joe Fox plunges over for his second try in the 18-6 win over Thatto Heath in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup second round. Picture: Jonathan Buck.

Amateurs Featherstone Lions aim to pull off Challenge Cup upset at Oldham on Sunday

NATIONAL Conference League Division One side Featherstone Lions are aiming to pull off another cup upset in Sunday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round tie at League One Oldham (3pm kick-off).

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John Duffy: "We didn't deal with what London threw at us."

Rovers coach Duffy: Our attitude wasn’t right at London

COACH John Duffy blamed Featherstone’s incorrect attitude for a 44-24 defeat at London Broncos in Sunday’s Betfred Championship top-of-the-table match.

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Misi Taulapapa scored Featherstone's first try at London this afternoon.

Moore sent off as Featherstone slump to first defeat with seven-try hammering at London

FEATHERSTONE’s perfect start to the season was wrecked by Sunday’s 44-24 drubbing at London Broncos.

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Winger Shaun Robinson returns after recovering from injury.

Hock rested for Featherstone’s trip to London

SHAUN Robinson, Frankie Mariano and Sam Brooks return to Featherstone’s squad for Sunday’s top-of-the-table Betfred Championship clash at London Broncos.

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Daryl Powell

Powell set to be offered England role

Castleford Tigers head coach Daryl Powell is being tipped to be handed a role with England when the Rugby League makes a big announcement on the future of the international side.

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Featherstone coach John Duffy: "Wardy is doing a great job down there since Hendo has left." Picture: Dec Hayes.

Featherstone coach relishing top of table clash at London Broncos

BETFRED Championship joint leaders Featherstone Rovers and London Broncos put their 100 per cent records on the line when they lock horns in Sunday’s clash at West Ealing.

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Rovers coach John Duffy: "I think you can see when you watch us now that we are a totally different animal to when I first came in."  Picture: Matthew Merrick.

Duffy: We are a totally different animal this season

COACH John Duffy says Featherstone are a ‘different animal’ this season to the team he inherited when he took over the reins last July.

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Grant Millington takes on Widnes players in Castleford Tigers' game last Sunday. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Castleford boss pleased to have ‘breathing space’

After having his reservations initially when the fixtures came out Daryl Powell now reckons a week without a game is just what the doctor ordered for his Castleford Tigers team.

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