Featherstone Rovers booked their place in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup with a dominant 10 try victory over Keighley Cougars.

A Connor Jones hat-trick was the pick of the bunch, but braces from Manoa Wacokecoke and Danny Addy also played an influential part in a statement victory for the Rovers.

Keighley opened the scoring as Jack Miller knocked over an easy goal; however it was one way traffic after that.

A grubber kick from Gareth Gale allowed Thomas Lacans to open the scoring for the visitors.

Featherstone again hammered the Cougar line, and they made their possession count with three quick-fire tries. Connor Jones’ silky dummying skills were on hand to notch two of the scores, and his efforts sandwiched a score from Brad Day.  

The Rovers came out the traps flying in the second-half, as Manoa Wacokecoke, Keenen Tomlinson and Danny Addy all crossed for three quick-fire tries.

Keighley hit back quickly after this, as Codey Downey wrong-footed three defenders to go over in the corner.

The fightback was short-lived though, as Jones completed his hat-trick. The second-half rout didn’t end there though, as Addy and Wacokecoke scored Featherstone’s ninth and tenth tries respectively.

There would be one final hurrah for the Cougars, as Pickersgill scored on the hooter. A silky run from Billy Walkley burst through the Featherstone line, and he connected with his fullback for the final try of the game.

A full report will be available in tomorrow’s edition of the League Express.

Report by Louis Chapman-Coombe