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ROVERS & BULLS TO COMPETE FOR PETER FOX TROPHY

Featherstone Rovers face Bradford Bulls this Sunday 16 February in what will be a fixture of added importance as the two sides battle for the Peter Fox Trophy.

Peter Fox, who is an iconic figure at the LD Nutrition Stadium, oversaw Rovers' second Challenge Cup triumph, which was sealed with a 33-14 win over Bradford in the 1972-73 final.

As well as playing for and coaching Rovers during his career, he spent 12 years over two spells at Bradford in addition to spending time at Wakefield Trinity, Bramley and Leeds.

Fox made 34 appearances between 1953 and 1957 and was inducted into the Featherstone Rovers Hall of Fame in 2016 and is regarded as one of British Rugby League's greatest coaches.

In addition to his success at Club level, Fox also coached on the International stage, coaching England in 1977 and Great Britain in 1978

Peter sadly passed away in February last year, aged 85. Both Featherstone Rovers and Bradford Bulls would like to pay tribute to such an important figure in the history of both Clubs.

Rovers won the first Peter Fox Trophy during last season’s emphatic 42-4 victory over the Bulls at the LD Nutrition Stadium.

The two Club’s will alternate in hosting the fixture for the trophy, last year Rovers had the home advantage, so this year the Bulls are the home side in the remembrance fixture, which kicks-off at 3pm on Sunday 16 February at the Tetley's Stadium.

The game will continue to be an annual event as both clubs celebrate the life of a great man.

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