Featherstone bring back halfback

Featherstone Rovers have announced the return of halfback Tom Holmes for the 2021 season.

The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a one-year deal at the club, agreeing a move back to Featherstone permanently after his spell at Super League side Huddersfield Giants came to an end.

Holmes is a former fans favourite at the Millennium Stadium, he originally signed for Rovers ahead of the 2018 Betfred Championship season from local rivals Castleford Tigers.

After one year with Rovers, the versatile halfback then signed for Huddersfield Giants in 2019. He spent two seasons at the John Smith’s Stadium, which also included a loan move back to Featherstone in 2019, before announcing he would be leaving to return to the Championship.

Holmes said: “It was a pretty easy decision; I’ve been here before and I know what the club is about. But there were some other offers, it was right that I took my time to make my decision.

“But I spoke to James Webster, I like the recruitment that Featherstone has done, and I agree with what he is doing at Rovers and what he is planning on doing at this club next season.”

Rovers Head Coach James Webster added: “Tom is a quality player that is local and familiar with Featherstone. I had the chance to watch him play many times this year at Huddersfield.

“His versatility to play at the nine, seven and one positions gives us fantastic options, in what are exceptionally difficult positions to recruit. Having spoken to Tom at length I am really looking forward to him meeting up with the squad.”

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