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WHYLIE SIGNS NEW CONTRACT

Featherstone Rovers can confirm that Dakota Whylie has agreed a new one-year deal with the club.

The contract will mean the youngster will be at the Rovers until the end of the 2020 season.

Whylie unfortunately has been unable to feature for the Rovers in 2019 due to a serious knee injury that he picked up in pre-season.

In 2018, the 20-year old joined Featherstone Rovers on loan from Leeds Rhinos. Whylie made 8 appearances towards the back end of the season before going on to sign permanently with Featherstone. 

Whylie is looking forward to getting back on the field as soon as he can: “I’m really buzzing to have signed a new contract, it was a real shame that I got injured and have missed this year but I’m really grateful to Featherstone. Hopefully I’ll be back for pre-season but I am taking it steady and making sure that I’m 100% ready to go before I try and come back.

“Ryan Carr is a coach that really knows what he is doing and I’m excited to be staying at the club in order to develop more under him. The rest of the coaching staff and physio team are fantastic too and have given me nothing but the best support throughout this injury.”

Davide Longo, Rovers CEO, is pleased to keep the youngster at the club: “We are pleased to be able to offer Dakota a 12 month contract here at the Rovers. Unfortunately, Dakota suffered a season long injury at the end of the 2018 season, where he had shown tremendous potential especially in our win in Toronto. Dakota has worked really hard in getting back to fitness and will be a welcome addition to the 2020 Rovers squad.”