Barrow Raiders suffered their first away defeat of the season, losing 58-6 to an impressive Featherstone Rovers outfit on Good Friday. 

With a short turnaround following the previous Sunday’s victory over Bradford Bulls at Odsal, the Raiders were no match for a Rovers side who maintained their unbeaten start to the Betfred Championship season. 

The hosts ran in 10 tries in total, with Craig Hall adding 18 points from the boot. 

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Half-back Ryley Jacks crossed for a hat-trick, while Ben Hellewell bagged a double. Full-back Mark Kheirallah also scored on debut as Brian McDermott’s side maintained their one-point advantage at the top of the division. 

The Raiders, whose sole try came courtesy of Shane Toal in the first half, remain fourth in the table with 11 points from their opening eight league games.


Tries: Luke Briscoe, Ryley Jacks (3), Ben Hellewell (2), Connor Jones, James Lockwood, Matty Wildie, Mark Kheirallah

Goals: Craig Hall (9)


Tries: Shane Toal

Goals: Jarrod Sammut


Raiders head coach Paul Crarey gave an honest reflection of our Good Friday defeat at the Millennium Stadium. 

Away travel is still available for our trip to Halifax on Sunday 24 April.