Rams return refreshed for Rovers clash

Dewsbury Rams ended a 10 match winless run when they defeated Batley Bulldogs 20-18 at summer Bash a fortnight ago. Picture: Paul Butterfield
Dewsbury Rams ended a 10 match winless run when they defeated Batley Bulldogs 20-18 at summer Bash a fortnight ago. Picture: Paul Butterfield

Dewsbury Rams will return to action refreshed having had a week off following their 20-18 victory over Batley Bulldogs at Summer Bash a fortnight ago.

Dewsbury will look to build momentum having earned a terrific draw away to Halifax followed by the narrow win over Batley when they entertain Featherstone Rovers on Sunday.

Rovers arrive at Tetley’s Stadium on the back of three straight Championship defeats which has seen them slip out of the top four.

The Featherstone clash kick starts a tough run of matches for Neil Kelly’s men which includes a trip to Canada for their historic clash with leaders Toronto Wolfpack followed by a home game with big spending Leigh Centurions.

Kelly said: “We are in a really tough competition and our next game is Featherstone Rovers at home, then Toronto away and Leigh at home so we’ve got a really tough run of fixtures coming up.

“Take nothing away from the players, they worked hard for the win (in Blackpool), but we just need to learn how we can win these games a bit easier.

“In parts we played really well, we were dogged at times and we defended really well, but we were a bit naive to think we could win the game when not completing our sets.”