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Featherstone Rovers land NRL half-back to replace Ben Reynolds

Featherstone Rovers have confirmed the signing of NRL playmaker Paul Turner with the 23-year-old set to join the Flat Cappers.

It’s a major move for Featherstone Rovers who replace Ben Reynolds after they lost the former Leigh player to Hull KR.

Super League side Hull KR came in for Reynolds to serve as their back-up half following the loan of Jordan Abdull to Catalans Dragons, Reynolds’ departure being one that saw Featherstone land a handy transfer fee.

Incredibly, Reynolds had been bought and assigned captain but didn’t play a league game during his time with the club, however, Featherstone fans will now be looking forward to after tonight’s announcement.

Paul Turner is just 23 but boasts 11 NRL games to his name with his best season coming in 2022 when he played seven times for Gold Coast Titans.

Turner’s arrival at Featherstone Rovers comes after he was released by St George Illawarra Dragons, something that was reported by the Daily Telegraph earlier today.

The Telegraph had reported that Turner had been released so he could seek a move to Super League but it is the Championship and Featherstone Rovers who he will move to.

That release was allowed effective immediately with meant Featherstone Rovers could make the signing before the Championship season begins in just over a week’s time.

Featherstone Rovers land exciting NRL half-back

Featherstone Rovers head coach

Featherstone Rovers have now confirmed that they have signed Turner with a statement released via their website.

The statement read:”Featherstone Rovers are delighted to announce the signing of NRL halfback Paul Turner for the 2024 Betfred Championship season.

“Turner will link up with Featherstone having signed from St George Illawarra Dragons to boost the squad in the halves.

“Whilst also being comfortable playing at fullback, Turner will add some real quality to James Ford’s squad.

“At just 23-year old, Turner’s best years are ahead of him and we’re certainly excited to see him light up the Millennium Stadium.”

Head coach, James Ford, said: “I’m delighted to get this signing completed. Paul is a very talented individual who will really compliment our squad and the way we are looking to play. I’m very confident our supporters will love watching Paul!

“Lots of people at the club have worked really hard on this deal and it wouldn’t have been completed without their commitment and support, so I can’t thank them enough.”

Turner himself added: “I’m really excited by the challenge of joining Featherstone. I have been told by a number of people that the atmosphere at Featherstone is brilliant and I can’t wait to be a part of that.

“I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates, the coaching staff and everyone associated with the Featherstone club. Up The Rovers!”

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