Featherstone bring in French halfback

Featherstone have completed the signing of French halfback Louis Jouffret from Batley Bulldogs.

The 23-year-old has signed a one-year deal and becomes the clubs second signing for 2020, following Thomas Minns to the LD Nutrition stadium.

Before Batley, Jouffret came through the academy system at Warrington, before going on to feature for Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan in the French Elite One competition, as well as Whitehaven and Toulouse.

He will now join up with Ryan Carr’s side for next year and link up with French international Dane Chisholm in the halves – a player Jouffret says he’s looking forward to working with.

Featherstone have signed young French halfback Jouffret from Batley.

“I’m really happy to sign here, Featherstone are a really good club in the Championship and I’ve always thought they are a tough team to play against so I’m excited to be playing for the team in 2020, he said.

“I already know from coming here as an opposition player that Featherstone always get a big crowd. The fans really love Rugby League here and I can’t wait to play in front of them and show them what I am like as a player.

“I would say that I’m going to bring that French flair to the team. I am looking forward to playing with Dane Chisholm, he’s been fantastic for the Rovers this season. Hopefully we can work well together.

“I’ve seen that he has played twice for France, I don’t know if he can speak too much French so I might have to test him out on that.”