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STAT ATTACK: RAIDERS V ROVERS

VICTORY over Barrow Raiders this afternoon could see Featherstone move one point clear of pacesetting Toronto Wolfpack at the top of the Betfred Championship.

The Rovers will be looking to kick on from an impressive 46-18 victory over Dewsbury by recording their ninth win of the season.

The two sides have met 84 times and Featherstone have been successful on 46 occasions, with Barrow winning 37 games. One match was drawn.

However, since the start of the summer era, Featherstone boast a solid record of 26 victories in 19 fixtures between the two clubs.

LAST TIME OUT:

When Featherstone last faced the Cumbrian club, the Rovers romped to a sizeable 62-12 victory over the Raiders with try doubles coming courtesy of Andy Ellis, Will Sharp, Gareth Moore and Greg Worthington.

FIRST-EVER FIXTURE:

Featherstone faced Barrow for the first time on Boxing Day, 1921, and it resulted in a heavy 40-3 defeat on away soil.

MEMORABLE MEETING:

In 1967 the Rovers recorded their first-ever Challenge Cup final triumph, defeating Barrow at Wembley Stadium to claim the coveted crown.

BIGGEST VICTORY:

Back in 2013, Featherstone had Andy Bostock and Lamont Bryan on the scoresheet as they hammered the Raiders 60-6 at Craven Park.

FAMILIAR FACES:

There are no former Rovers operating in the Raiders’ ranks, though Keal Carlile and Jason Walton have both represented Barrow on short-term loan deals.

NOTABLE NUMBERS:

Luke Briscoe has scored in his last 12 competitive appearances.

Ian Hardman needs four tries to become the club’s fourth all-time top try-scorer.

Misi Taulapapa needs one try for a career total of 100.

Martyn Ridyard needs 45 points for a career total of 2,000.

TOP TRY SCORERS:

Luke Briscoe - 21

Matty Wildie - 7

Shaun Robinson - 6

Martyn Ridyard - 6

Harry Newman - 6