SHEFFIELD Eagles have something to prove at Featherstone Rovers on Saturday.
The team will go all out to wipe out the memory of the 50-18 drubbing to Halifax says club captain Jack Howieson.
“It’ll be a very close game – it won’t be a repeat of the Halifax game, definitely,” said the Scottish international prop forward.
“The score against Halifax didn’t reflect our performance. The teams were a lot closer. We are going to Featherstone to win. We’re good enough to beat any team.” The Eagles lost their first game of the season to Fax but that’s made the players more determined, says Howieson.
A win for the Eagles would also avenge the 40-4 defeat to Rovers in last season’s Championship Grand Final.
“We got knocked back down to earth after seven wins in a row. We came up against Halifax side who showed us how to play. They played too quick for us and we couldn’t handle it,” said Howieson.
“Featherstone beat us in the Grand Final and have been the best side in the competition for the last two seasons. They will be a tough ask but we’ve shown enough in games that we have won that we can compete.”
There could be a new front row partner for Howieson with Mitch Stringer struggling to shake off a virus.
Eagles adult season ticket holders can watch the game for £10 (normal price £15). They need to produce their season ticket.