Ex-Castleford Tigers halfback Tom Holmes leaves Featherstone Rovers on short-term deal

With game time limited at the Millennium Stadium, Tom Holmes has found a new club for the short-term.

He has joined Sheffield Eagles on a two-week loan as the Eagles prepare for their massive Challenge Cup tie against Hull FC.

Ironically, that game will be played at Featherstone following the delay to the Olympic Legacy Park opening.

Eagles Director of Rugby, Mark Aston is pleased to welcome Holmes into his squad.

“I’m delighted to add a player of Tom’s quality to the squad”, said Aston.

Aston added: “He will certainly add something positive to this group.”

Holmes explained his reasoning behind making the move, shortly after it was confirmed.

“It’s important for me to build as much game time as possible, it’s a very competitive environment at Featherstone and so I’m excited for the opportunity to showcase my abilities.”

“A handful of clubs came in pretty quickly for me and when I heard that Sheffield were interested it was something that I wanted to get over-the-line pretty quickly.”

“Going out on loan is a big thing for me and Sheffield ticked a lot of the boxes around where I want to be.

“It’s a club that looks like it’s going places.

“I want to be in a team that is pushing for playoffs, I want to be playing and performing and for me, there’s no better way than to be the best version of me in a team that is really competitive, added Holmes.

“I want to look back and see that I have played a part in pushing Sheffield in the best way that I can, hopefully, I can help the club and they can help me.”

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