Featherstone Rovers put their perfect winning record in the Betfred Championship this season on the line when they travel to York City Knights (Match betting – York 2/1, draw 22/1, Featherstone 2/5).
Wins over Batley Bulldogs, Swinton Lions and Whitehaven have seen Rovers climb to the top of the standings, but head coach James Webster is keeping his troops grounded.
Ahead of the trip to York, Webster feels there is work to be done to put together a solid 80 minutes, and believes a bit of rustiness at the start of the campaign might be to blame.
“I’ll take the scorelines if not the way they were achieved,” Webster said. “We have produced some good rugby, but there has been some mediocrity muddled in.
“I suppose you could put that down to a bit of rustiness after not playing for so long last year and that we’ve chopped and changed the team quite a bit.
“You won’t get many sides who play fluent, winning rugby all the way through a season, but we’ve had six competitive games now, and we need to find some consistency.”
Sunday also sees the only other side with a perfect winning record take the field, as Toulouse face Widnes Vikings (Match betting – Toulouse 1/25, draw 33/1, Widnes 9/1).
With just one win from four outings, it has been a tough start to the campaign for Widnes, while Toulouse have impressed as they sit level on points with Featherstone.
Meanwhile, Dewsbury Rams will look to keep up the pace with the frontrunners as they take on Halifax Panthers in a West Yorkshire derby.
With just one win from four games, Halifax face a tough test against Dewsbury, who themselves have won two and lost two of their outings in the Betfred Championship this term.