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RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE? SUMMERSLAM? STATE OF ORIGIN? FORGET IT!
If you want real mate against mate' action then what you are really after is the up-coming legends game between Jubilee and Travellers' Saints, the two Featherstone amateur clubs who merged to form Featherstone Lions ARLFC. It will be the curtain Raiser to Rovers' home game against Batley: although the Rovers' game goes ahead with the proviso that the craters are filled in by kick off time.
Actually, it's a touch Rugby game, but with these guys who knows? As Rovers' legend Keith Bell of the Lions and former juniors coach at Travellers explained:
"Travellers was the club that produced the juniors. There was a massive amount of talent and many such as Paul Newlove, Neil Roebuck and Danny Evans went on to have major careers in Rugby League. Many went on to enjoy their Rugby League with local amateur clubs. So when you had Travellers versus Jubilee, with players who might be mates, and who had come through the system together, the resulting clashes were let's say... tasty: and afterwards everyone became mates again and had a beer. I'm currently putting the sides together and there is an excellent chance that there will be some well-known names playing."