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FOUR TIME SUPER LEAGUE WINNER JOINS FEATHERSTONE

FOUR time Super League winner Brett Delaney has joined Featherstone Rovers for the 2019 season.

Rovers have beaten off stiff competition to secure the signature of the Australian, who also won two Challenge Cups and a World Club Challenge during his time at Leeds Rhinos.

Delaney said: “I’m very excited to start a new chapter with Featherstone, for the next two years.

“I know I still have a lot to give, both on an off the pitch as a player.

“Right now, I just can't wait to meet everyone at the club and start to knuckle down with preseason training.

“I’m really looking forward to being with the boys and the coaching staff.”

Prior to his arrival at the Rhinos in 2010, Delaney made over 80 NRL appearances and earned selection for NSW City.

He will now join Papua New Guinea internationals Ase Boas, Watson Boas and Thompson Teteh, as one of Featherstone’s overseas players for the 2019 season.

Featherstone Rovers head coach John Duffy said on Delaney: ”Brett will add great experience to our team.

"His record speaks for itself and tells you he's a player who knows how to win.

"He's got a tough, no-nonsense approach and will immediately have the respect of everyone else in the dressing room.

"I personally can't wait to start working with him."

The 33-year-old, who will be sponsored by Your Pet Warehouse, is already familiar as a senior figure to academy stars Spencer DarleyDakota Whylie and Kiedan Hartley, who have also joined the Rovers from Leeds.

He will not be completely new to the rest of the club either, after making a single appearance for Featherstone on dual-registration, in a 2017 victory over Swinton Lions.

The bulk of the Championship experience for Featherstone’s new recruits belongs to Brad Day and James Harrison however, who were both recognised at Batley Bulldogs’ Player of the Year Awards.

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