Featherstone’s highly-rated utility player Jack Bussey has signed an extended contract.
Rovers have beaten off competition from Super League clubs to retain the talented 20-year-old.
Bussey said: “I’m happy to have committed my future to Rovers as I am looking forward to what it has in store for both me and the club. I’m looking forward to working with new head coach John Bastian next year and I’m hoping I can achieve my super league ambitions in the near future with Rovers.”
Featherstone chief Executive Craig Poskitt said: “We are delighted that Jack has comitted his immediate future to the club despite interest from Super League clubs. Our squad is really taking shape for 2014 which promises to an exciting season.”
The club’s major shareholder Feisal Nahaboo said: “We wanted Jack to stay. He is committed to the club and that ends any speculation of both he and Andy Ellis being approached by SL clubs. Both know they can win honours with the club. Jack is a talent. We all know that.
“With John Bastian on board I believe we will now get more ability out of Jack and this will raise both the team spirit and the performances of players around him. Keeping Jack is like signing a Super League regular because that’s where we plan him to play with Featherstone in years to come.”