Halifax RLFC take on rivals in big money showdown

Karl Harrison's team prepare to take on Featherstone Rovers Challenge

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Halifax coach Karl Harrison insists his side are ready for a match some are dubbing the “£250,000 showdown”.

Sunday’s clash with Featherstone Rovers could have a huge impact on deciding who finishes second in the Kingstone Press Championship.

Halifax are currently one point ahead of Featherstone with three games remaining.

And with prize money of £450,000 for the team who finishes second, compared to £200,000 for the team finishing third, Sunday’s fixture has enormous implications.

Harrison said: “We just need to make sure we get as many healthy troops as we can, prepare really well, do what we need to do and then the result will take care of itself.

“We’ve been preparing for this game for a few weeks now, because we know the importance of this fixture.

“We need to be at our best to even get anywhere near Featherstone, but I can assure you that we will be ready.”

Featherstone look set to travel without Tim Spears, Jamie Cording, George Flanagan, James Mendeika and Liam Kent.

Rovers lost their last game, a 48-18 defeat against Leigh Centurions, but coach Andy Hay is fully focused on Sunday’s challenge.

Hay said: “Halifax is the big one. It’s a must-win game, and we need to get the three points.”

 
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