Featherstone Rovers announce the arrival of their new signing Ben Mathiou

Featherstone Rovers have announced that new signing Ben Mathiou has arrived at the club from Australia.

And now the tough, uncompromising forward has arrived in the UK.

Mathiou was one of three signings announced last week by Featherstone with former Melbourne Storm halfback Ryley Jacks making the move as well as Adam Cuthbertson joining from Leeds Rhinos.

And, new head coach Brian McDermott couldn’t hide his delight at securing the trio’s signatures: “Ryley is a great addition to the squad – a leading half-back,” McDermott said at the press conference to launch the 2022 season.

“I played against Ben’s dad [Jamie – ex-Leeds prop], he comes with great raps, and looking at the footage there he’s going to blend into the squad.

“What it does is make it really uncomfortable for everybody in the squad about getting a shirt – this isn’t a squad with obvious choices.”

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