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Championship signing determined to turn new club into “Super League” side

Featherstone Rovers have added Papua New Guinea international prop McKenzie Yei to the squad ahead of the 2023 season.

Yei joins the Rovers from Queensland Cup side Central Queensland Capras having previously played for PNG Hunters and was rated highly for his efforts during last year’s Rugby League World Cup where he made an impact in both defence and attack.

“I am really pleased that we have secured McKenzie’s signature, it’s a real coup for us. I’ve watched him over the last three years both at international and club level and he will add some real punch to our squad.” Said Head Coach Sean Long commenting on his latest recruit.

Rovers CEO Martin Vickers added: “I think McKenzie is the missing piece of the puzzle that we have been looking for, he was clearly a threat to opponents during the World Cup and I’m pleased we’ve been able to land his signature.

“I have to highlight the fact that this signing has only been possible because of the immense show of support we’ve received from Featherstone supporters, be that through membership purchases or retail purchases, the dedication of our fans never ceases to amaze me, thank you.”

Now Yei has arrived at the club and has said he is determined to turn them into a Super League club.

He said on Rovers Twitter:

“I really enjoyed my first session with the guys they were all very welcoming.

“I can’t wait to rip in on the field and push for a place in the Super League with the club.”

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