Rovers ready to mix with elite

Midweek Sport - - SPORT -

FEATHER­STONE are ready to take the place of Lon­don Bron­cos if they pull out of Su­per League next sea­son.

The bot­tom-of-thetable Lon­don­ers have not won a league game since April, lost 70-0 to Wi­gan in the Chal­lenge Cup semi-fi­nal and have seen crowds drop to an aver­age of 2,213.

With two clubs to be rel­e­gated at the end of next sea­son to make way for a 12-team Su­per League, it is thought the Bron­cos’ long-term backer David Hughes may with­draw his fi­nan­cial sup­port.

Feather­stone’s ma­jor­ity share­holder Feisal Na­ha­boo said: “We’ve made it clear we have funds avail­able to build Rovers into a rugby league pow­er­house and we should be en­cour­aged, not dis­cour­aged.”

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