Wembley Anthem

THE Featherstone Male Voice Choir will be on the pitch pre kick-off at the newly-named LD Nutrition Stadium on Sunday to revive memories of Rovers’ first Wembley triumph against Barrow in 1967.

The 50th Annniversary of that great day in Featherstone’s history will be celebrated at Sunday’s fifth round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie with OLDHAM (3PM KICK-OFF).

Rovers will be led on to the pitch by their 1967 Wembley skipper Malcolm Dixon, wearing his final shirt and carrying the match ball from that Challenge Cup final.

The pre-game celebrations will begin at 2.30pm when the town’s Male Voice Choir will enter the stadium to sing several Cup Final classics, including rugby league’s traditional Wembley anthem, ‘Abide With Me’.

There is no room in Featherstone’s 19-man squad for their two most experienced half-backs Anthony Thackeray and Kyle Briggs.

Many would have expected 29-year-old Briggs to replace the suspended Thackeray (31), but Briggs isn’t in the 19.

Rovers (from): Hardman, Duckworth, Ulugia, Taulapapa, Griffin, Carlile, Bostock, Knowles, Davies, Moore, Tagg, Cooper, Day, Turner, Wildie, Johnson, Lockwood, Hardcastle, Aston.

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