Rovers sign Snitch and Doncaster snap up Verlinden

Ryan Verlinden has joined Doncaster on loan. Picture: Bob Nunn.
Ryan Verlinden has joined Doncaster on loan. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Featherstone’s Aussie prop Ryan Verlinden has joined Doncaster on loan for the rest of the season.

Former Castleford Tigers forward Steve Snitch has moved in the opposite direction.

The 32-year-old has joined Rovers on loan from Doncaster for the remainder of the campaign.

Snitch has made more than 200 Super League appearances in his career at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Huddersfield Giants and Castleford.

Rovers head coach Jon Sharp said: “I’m really excited that Steve has joined us for the remainder of the season and he’ll be a great addition to the squad.

“I worked with Steve for three years at Huddersfield Giants and signed him from originally from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. I’ve watched him develop as a player and he was on my radar as soon as I agreed to joined Featherstone.

“He brings versatility to the squad and plenty of experience and because we’ve worked together previously, he knows the systems I like to utilise so he will fit in well and quickly. He’s a very good professional, good trainer and it is great to work with him again.”

Snitch said: “I’m really looking forward to working with Jon again at Featherstone. He signed me as a 22 year old and took me under his wing in the early part of my career as to be honest I was quite raw and had a lot to learn. I’m joining a very competitive squad so it’s up to me to train hard and try to get in the team first and foremost. I obviously know Paul Cooke well and grew up with him as a kid so that will help me settle in quickly. Rovers still have a lot to play for and I’m really looking forward to being part of that.”