Featherstone Rovers exhibited a dominant performance in their inaugural match under the guidance of James Ford as Head Coach.
Sheffield began with an early impact, as Ben Jones-Bishop’s try within the initial five minutes cast a shadow of uncertainty among Rovers supporters. However, a brace from Arama Hau, accompanied by tries from Caleb Aekins and Junior Moors, managed to restore confidence as Rovers entered half-time with a commanding 24-10 advantage.
Both teams emerged for the second half with fervour, yet Rovers capitalized on their opportunities. Hau’s breakthrough set the stage for Hankinson to secure the opening score of the latter period, followed by Dane Chisholm registering his first goal since his return to the club. Gareth Gale further deepened Sheffield’s despair by collaborating with Connor Jones to execute the standout try of the match.
The final score concluded with Sheffield Eagles trailing at 10 points while Featherstone Rovers secured a comprehensive victory at 38 points.