Rovers sign Hull winger Briscoe

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FEATHERSTONE Rovers have signed Hull FC’s 20-year-old winger Jack Briscoe.

Former Featherstone Lions player Jack - younger brother of Hull FC and England winger Tom Briscoe - has joined his hometown club on a dual registration for the remainder of the season. He has yet to make his senior debut for Hull.

Rovers coach Daryl Powell (pictured) said: “We are delighted to welcome Jack to Rovers and look forward to playing a big part in his development as a player.

“We are sure he will add significantly to our squad with his speed and strength and I would like thank Hull FC for their support.”

Hull FC’s director of rugby Shaun McRae said: “This is a great opportunity for Jack to play at a higher level and earn his spurs so to speak.

“He has been a consistent performer for us in the under 20s but we really need to see him playing at a more physical and competitive level and this move will allow us to do that.

“It also comes at a good time for Featherstone who were looking for a player of Jack’s calibre, so at the same time we’re pleased to be able to support them in this way.

“Featherstone are a good club with a good coach in Daryl Powell, highlighted by their recent exploits in the Challenge Cup, so this is a great chance for Jack to shine.”

Briscoe said: “I’m happy to be allowed to join Featherstone, it gives me a chance to play against a higher standard of opposition and gain some experience. It will also be a pleasure to play for my hometown club.”