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The Millpond Stadium in Featherstone was the venue as the second round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup pitted the Lions against St Helens side Thatto Heath Crusaders.

It was a National Conference League division one side against a team from the premier with the visitors having the loftier berth for 2018 as defending Champions.

 

Thatto Heath came into the game as clear favourites as the top side in the competition prior to the entry of the Championship One sides, but home advantage would be in Featherstone’s favour.

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With Warrington Wolves and Hull KR having just booked their places in Super League 2018, all attention turned to the south of France and the battle for the remaining spot, and the two places in the Million Pound game, as a winless Featherstone Rovers made the trip to the South of France to take on a so-far disappointing Catalans Dragons.



The Dragons were without the services of the suspended Greg Bird as they went into the game desperate for the two points against the side from West Yorkshire who have struggled in the qualifiers.



A massive points win for the Dragons would incredibly see them above Widnes into third spot but a win of any description would see them go fourth and into the home berth for the Million Pound game.


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All of the Super League clubs would have been looking for Featherstone Rovers in the draw for the quarter finals of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

The Rhinos were the lucky recipients with a home tie against the only remaining Championship side and were massive favourites with the bookies.



Coach McDermott rang the changes, resting a number of first teamers after a testing and intensive period of Super League.

Many Rhinos supporters were interested to take a look at Cory Aston, the Rhinos half-back on a season long loan to Rovers.



All pre-match indications were that it would be the Rhinos joining Salford Red Devils in the hat for the semi-finals draw, the perfect conditions for a cup shock.


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The Ladbroke’s Challenge Cup quarter finals were just eighty minutes of rugby league away for either Feathersone Rovers or Halifax RLFC.

Halifax saw off Whitehaven in round five when they went on the road and won by 36-12 which Featherstone were at home and put Oldham Roughyeds to the sword by 30-4.



Just two points separate the sides in the Championship with Featherstone in second place and Halifax biting at their heels two points back in fifth.

The bookies had made the home side the favourites with Halifax getting a ten point start on the coupon but this was the cup and form and league position was out of the window.



The two sides met in the opening fixture of the Championship season when Fev’ visited ‘Fax and won by 32-26.

But this was a cup battle of nerve between Jon Sharp’s Rovers and Richard Marshall’s Halifax.


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When the Leeds Rhinos completed the treble at the end of 2015 you'd have got very long odds on them being involved in the 2016 super eights qualifiers and fighting for their Super League existence in 2017.



Today they made the short trip to Post Office Road to take on a Featherstone Rovers side who controlled their own destiny in beating the Bradford Bulls in the last round of the regular Championship season to leapfrog their opponents into the qualifiers and begin their quest for Super League.



Jon Sharp's Fev side came into the game looking for an upset but were up against a Rhinos side who had found form as the regular season ended and came into today's game on the back of five wins in their last six outings.


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A win for Featherstone Rovers would see them leapfrog Bradford Bulls and Batley Bulldogs to take a place in the all important top four, but Halifax had a chance of joining Fev' and the Bulls on eighteen points if they could get the two points.



When these two sides met at the beginning of April it was a narrow one-point win for Halifax thanks to a last minute Tyrer penalty after a seventy-ninth minute Lilley drop goal.



The stage was set for a mouthwatering finale to a Summer Bash which had promised, and delivered, a superb weekend of rugby.

No-one was prepared for what would unfold.


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Graham Walker won his second Manager of the Month award in May 2013 with the narrowest of victories over Bates Bulldogs, managed by Eyelids 01.



Both players tied on 392 points for the month but Featherstone Phoenix won on a better Round 17 score over his closest of rivals.

Wolfiesden came an honourable third with 389 points.


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