Featherstone Rovers confirm departure of former Wigan Warriors forward

Sean Long is at the helm at Featherstone Rovers going into 2023.

The ex-Leeds Rhinos assistant has been appointed to play good rugby and take the Rovers to Super League for the first time after they again came up short in 2022 which resulted in the resignation of Brian McDermott.

He has already made two signings bringing in former Wigan centre Chris Hankinson from Toulouse Olympique and Catalans Dragons’ Mathieu Cozza for next year.

He also tied down Jack Bussey for next year last week as well.

However, the club has now confirmed the first departure since Long arrived.

Field started his career at Wigan making 10 appearances alongside loan spells with Swinton Lions, London Skolars and Dewsbury Rams prior to joining Leigh Centurions before making the switch to Featherstone Rovers after the pandemic.

He moved to Widnes Vikings mid-way through 2022 however as the Rovers brought in players in that Super League promotion bid.

That move has now been made permanent with the 25-year-old signing a two year deal with John Kear’s side after making 12 appearances, six of which were starts, with the Vikings last year.

Field, who is capable of playing back-row and centre, has made 30 appearances for the Rovers in his short stint at the club and will be hoping to make the Rovers regret letting him go as the Vikings come up against Featherstone next year hoping to put themselves in the play-off mix in 2023 after a poor 2022 campaign though it did conclude with some positive form under former Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity boss John Kear.

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