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ROVERS MOURN THE LOSS OF CLUB STALWART EVANS

FEATHERSTONE Rovers are mourning the loss of former player and chairman Steve Evans, who has died aged 59.

The ex-Great Britain international scored 76 tries in 140 appearances for Featherstone, in a six-year spell with the club.

Hull FC secured his services in 1982, paying a hefty £70,000 transfer fee for the talented three-quarter.

And Evans went on to make 166 appearances for the Black and Whites, playing against former club Featherstone in the 1983 Challenge Cup final - which the Rovers won 14-12, at Wembley.

He went on to enjoy stints with Wakefield and Sheffield before returning to Featherstone, as chairman, in 2004. He served at the helm for two years, prior to the arrival of Paul Coventry.

Evans won the First Division Championship as a Rovers player in 1977.

A minute’s silence to remember Evans will take place prior to kick-off tomorrow, when Featherstone take on Warrington Wolves in the final home game of the season.