Normal service for Featherstone Rovers really as they managed a top four finish for back-to-back seasons in the Kingstone Press Championship.
The Rovers were one of the dominant forces throughout 2017 and though they slipped up slightly towards the back end, they gave themselves plenty of accountability and remained a serious threat.
Some controversy came about when Jon Sharp was replaced by Swinton boss John Duffy towards the back end despite another top four finish.
But nevertheless, the decision was final and Featherstone can now explore life under their new ‘gaffer’.
That was one of many talking points in their season as Featherstone remain a work in progress, let’s discover just how their season went!
Best performance: Featherstone Rovers 38-18 London Broncos
Their top performance has to be their comprehensive home win over back-to-back runners-up London Broncos.
Featherstone were better on form heading into the game, but to record such a heavy win against a full-time club is quite remarkable, no matter what the circumstances.
Cory Aston starred, with a try and seven goals, with John Davies, Andy Bostock all scoring plus Chris Ulugia adding two for good measure.
Rather impressive stuff from the Rovers as they looked good money for a top two spot themselves at such a time.
Though it didn’t turn out that way, Featherstone here clearly demonstrated why they remained one of the teams to beat.
Their attack was quick throughout plus their defence on the day was also potent, clearly demonstrating why in 2016 where they finished as the competition’s best defence!