Rovers players donate to Ropati
Featherstone's players have donated part of their bonus they earned for their Challenge Cup win over Castleford to team-mate Tangi Ropati.
The Samoa international, a part-time player with the Championship club, sustained a broken jaw in Rovers' 23-16 fourth-round win over the Tigers last Saturday and will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.
Featherstone say a condition of Ropati's visa means he can only earn a living from playing rugby league for the club and, as a result of the injury, his income is significantly reduced.
They have launched a fundraising campaign and Ropati's team-mates have donated a percentage of their win bonus to kick-start the fund.
Featherstone commercial manager Paul Taylor said: "The club has been inundated with people sending messages of support to Tangi and asking how they can support him during his recovery.
"The win against Castleford Tigers will live long in the memory but we have to remember the sacrifices players make every week when they go over that white line for our entertainment."
Castleford stand-off Rangi Chase, the reigning Super League Man of Steel, was given a three-match ban for the tackle on Ropati.