IAN Hardman is one of Featherstone Rovers’ longest-serving players and is this year enjoying his testimonial, having arrived at the club prior to the start of the 2009 season.
The former St Helens, Hull Kingston Rovers and Widnes Vikings star has since made over 200 appearances for the Rovers, scoring close to 500 points.
Hardman began his career with St Helens, breaking into the first team in 2003, and enjoyed four full seasons with the Merseyside outfit, located close to his hometown of Whiston.
In 2007, he was loaned to Hull KR and, in 2008, Hardman spent a season, again on loan, as a Widnes Viking.
His next move was to Featherstone and he remains a key figure in Jon Sharp’s side, entering his ninth season at The Big Fellas Stadium.