York hooker Brining turns down move to Featherstone

York coach James Ford: "It's a big boost for the club." Picture: Scott Merrylees.
York coach James Ford: "It's a big boost for the club." Picture: Scott Merrylees.

Featherstone Rovers have failed in a bid to sign York City Knights hooker Kriss Brining.

Rovers hoped to recruit Brining as a replacement for Matty Wildie who will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

It is understood Rovers reached a transfer agreement with York but the 22-year-old player decided to stay with the National One club.

York coach James Ford, a former Rovers player, said: “He’s decided he wants to stay with us. It’s a big boost the cliub and shows we are moving in the right direction.”

It is reported Rovers offered Brining about double his wages at York. The highly-rated player scored 23 tries in 19 apppearances for the City Knights last season.