Featherstone Rovers

Featherstone Rovers are a semi-professional rugby league club, based in Featherstone, West Yorkshire, England. They currently play in the Championship. The Rovers are one of the last vestiges of "small town teams" that were once common in rugby league during the early twentieth century. To many people they are known as Fev or The Colliers, highlighting the close link between the club and the local mining community. The idea that if they were short of a player or two before match time they would trawl the local collieries to make up the numbers is purely a myth. In fact, the club and the town have a reputation for producing a conveyor belt of talented junior players with many of them playing at various Super League clubs. Featherstone is a small former coalmining town with a population of around 16,000 and for many years "Fev" have graced the top levels of the game in a manner that belies their small-town background. Their local rivals are Castleford Tigers & Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, although they have developed a Championship rivalry with Halifax RLFC.

The club have won the Rugby League Challenge Cup three times, in 1967, 1973 and 1983, and been Champions once, in 1977.

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