While the 2018 #NRL Pre-Season is still a few weeks away, there's a bunch of warm-up clashes happeni...
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HE'S A RECORD BREAKER AND ROVERS ARE GIVING HIM A TRIAL
Last season Tom Hemingway equalled Jim Sullivan's 1925 goal kicking record, when he converted all of Blackpool's tries in their 132-0 destruction of Gateshead Thunder: a haul of 22 goals.
Hemingway was on loan to Blackpool from Super League club Huddersfield Giants at the time.
The 23 year old half back is now looking to re-kindle his career. He has joined Rovers for a month's trial, and is not viewed as a replacement for Kyle Briggs. Rover's head coach Daryl Powell said;
Tom comes to us not as a result of our search for a Kyle Briggs replacement, but because we have shown that the system we have here is good at helping young players realise their potential. Other clubs were interested in Tom, but he chose us because he feels we can be good for him and consequently he can be good for us. Anyway we'll see.
Hemingway is likely to figure in Saturday's pre-season game against Oldham. The game kicks off at 5.30. In the Rovers' social complex there will be a showing of historic footage of some of Rovers' big games of the past and a question and answer session with Daryl Powell.