Fax cup game brought forward

HalIfax RLFC's sixth round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie at Featherstone Rovers will be played on Thursday, May 11 (8.0).

Thursday, 27th April 2017, 12:05 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:51 pm
Actions from Halifax v Featherstone at the Shay Stadium scott murrell

The game has been brought forward from the weekend at accommodate Sky Sport coverage.

Halifax won 36-12 at Whitehaven on Sunday while divisional rivals Featherstone went into Tuesday evening’s draw after a 30-4 home win over Oldham.

Meanwhile, Halifax-born Gareth Widdop will miss England’s mid-season Test match against Samoa.

The stand-off, 28, suffered knee ligament damage playing for NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons during their defeat by Sydney Roosters on Tuesday and could be out for six weeks.