Following Fa’amanu Brown’s departure, Featherstone were left a halfback light going into 2022 and their huge promotion push.
So, they turned to young Australian halfback Bayley Gill from Queensland side Mackay Cutters. Son of former London Broncos man Peter Gill, it was expected that the halfback wouldn’t arrive in England until the start of 2022.
However, the club have celebrated his arrival on Twitter with an image of him at the Millennium Stadium this afternoon.
— Featherstone Rovers (@FevRoversRLFC) December 30, 2021
Upon signing for the club, the young halfback previously said: “I’m really excited to get over there and give it a crack, I was born in England when my father played there so it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
“I’m looking forward to meeting up with the group to play my part in making that extra step towards Super League.”
Whilst Head Coach Brian McDermott said: “Bayley has a strong pedigree in the Australian game and I’m sure his father Peter Gill who played plenty of Super League games for London Broncos has steered his career well thus far. Bayley is extremely keen to show his qualities to the British fans and I’m really pleased to give him this opportunity.”
Since signing, Gill has been awarded the number 25 shirt and appears behind the likes of Tom Holmes and Dane Chisholm in the pecking order but with the recent controversy surrounding Chisholm, Gill could squeeze ahead of him into the halves.