Briggs makes Rovers return on two-year contract

Kyle Briggs has signed a two-year deal at Featherstone.
Kyle Briggs has signed a two-year deal at Featherstone.

Featherstone Rovers today confirmed that Kyle Briggs has rejoined the club on a two-year contract.

It will be the 28-year-old half-back or loose-forward’s third spell at the club.

He has been handed the number six shirt for the 2016 season.

Rovers head coach Jon Sharp said: “Kyle will be no stranger to Rovers supporters and I’m delighted to have recruited a quality player.

“We’ve been looking to strengthen our half backs and also improve our kicking game, we have also been looking at leadership qualities of the group and Kyle ticks all of these boxes.

“I think the combination with Anthony Thackeray is an exciting prospect as both are very smart footballers. I’m well aware that Kyle was a fans favourite and how important he was during his previous spells at the club which will make him settle in with the group more quickly. I’m sure the Rovers fans will be looking forward to seeing him in a Featherstone shirt again next season.

Briggs said: “Not many players sign for the same club on three separate occasions during their career but I had no hesitation about coming back to Featherstone. I’ve always enjoyed my time at Big Fellas Stadium and looking forward to getting started again under Jon.

I’ve known Thackeray for a few years and know by playing against him that he’s a very talented player so hopefully we can get some chemistry going and create a good partnership which will move the team around the field into the right positions. The facilities at Featherstone are great and I’m looking forward to experiencing the good atmosphere at Big Fellas Stadium as the supporters always back the team.

“There’s been a few changes since I was last here a couple of years ago but Jon is putting together a strong squad and I expect to settle in really quickly and help Featherstone Rovers achieve their goals in 2016 and beyond.”