Loan Watch: Young Rhinos star in Featherstone win
Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 18/05/2019 - Rugby League - Betfred Championship Summer Bash 2019 - Featherstone Rovers v York City Knight - Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, England - Featherstone's Ashton Golding celebrates to the fans after another score against York.
Five Leeds Rhinos players were included in Ryan Carr’s Featherstone side that beat Dewsbury Rams 25-24 at the LD Nutrition Stadium last Sunday as the Rovers fight for a play off spot in the Betfred Championship.
Nineteen year old half back Callum McLelland was a stand out performer in the match, scoring a try and assisting three others. McLelland, who is on dual registration, was influential alongside Dane Chisholm, who slotted the winning drop goal from 40 metres out.
PNG Kumul forward Wellington Albert joined the Rovers on a month long loan last week and scored against Dewsbury. Albert has played for Featherstone already this season, impressing in the four games he’s played.
Ash Golding and Alex Sutcliffe were also on the scoreboard at the weekend, with Sutcliffe crossing for his eighth try in a Rovers shirt this year. Both players are also on dual registration from the Rhinos and have played a combined 21 games so far for Carr.
Back rower Owen Trout was on the opposing team, starting at second row for Dewsbury. He initially joined the club in June on a months loan (his second spell at the Rams this season) and has continued to play for the club on a week by week basis.
Elsewhere in the Championship, centre Jack Broadbent improved his try tally for Batley Bulldogs, scoring twice against relegated Rochdale Hornets in a 50-26 win. Broadbent has played eight times for Batley this season, with the centre scoring three tries for his hometown club.
Another Academy prospect Muizz Mustapha was also on the score sheet for League One side Newcastle Thunder, scoring his second try in as many games for the club. The forward started in the back row for the 68-8 win against West Wales Raiders and supported a break by full back Lewis Young to score, adding to the thirteen try blitzing at Stebonheath Park.