Former Rovers captain Mullaney’s funeral is on Thursday

Forner Rovers captain Joe Mullaney.
Forner Rovers captain Joe Mullaney.

The funeral of Featherstone Rovers legend Joe Mullaney is on New Year’s Eve (Thursday) at Pontefract Crematorium (10.20am).

Former Rovers captain Mullaney died at the age of 81 after a long illness.

He scored 85 tries in 319 appearances for the club after signing for them from Sharlston Rovers in 1953.

His half-back partnership with another Rovers all-time great Don Fox was one of the most successful in the club’s history.