Featherstone Rovers ready to take Toronto Wolfpack's Super League place

Featherstone Rovers have asked Super League and the RFL to consider letting them take Toronto Wolfpack's place in the top-flight - this season.

Ashton Golding in action for Featherstone Rovers v Toronto in last year's Million Pound Game (SWPIX)

The Canadian franchise today sensationally confirmed they will not be completing their Super League fixtures in 2020 due to a number of financial and logistical issues following the impact of the coronavirus.

Featherstone, who missed out on promotion after being beaten in the 2019 Championship Grand Final by Toronto last October, believe the authorities should give them a chance to take the vacant spot.

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They were undefeated in the Championship when it was halted in March and are due to play Wakefield Trinity in the Coral Challenge Cup sixth round.

However, although Super League will resume on August 2 with Toronto initially due to face Hull KR, there is no decision yet on whether the second tier will start up once more before 2021.

Rovers CEO Davide Longo said: “We were surprised that Toronto Wolfpack have had to make such a tough decision.

"Every club within the sport has had to make challenging decisions this year and we share their disappointment in this difficult period.

“However, it leaves the rest of the Super League clubs with an uneven competition, disrupting the integrity of the division in 2020.

“Rovers have a squad littered with experienced players and ambitions to strengthen the squad if an opportunity presents itself.

"Featherstone were unbeaten going into lockdown and we feel a shot this season is worthy of our club's efforts over recent years.”

Ex-Leeds Rhinos and England international Brett Ferres has already committed his future to the club for another season in 2021 while former Hull KR full-back Craig Hall has revealed he will also remain at Post Office Road next term.