Featherstone sign Ireland international

Featherstone have signed Ireland international Frankie Halton on a two-year deal from Swinton.

The 24-year-old forward has been a standout player for the Lions in the past 18 months, having signed from amateur side Leigh Miners Rangers ahead of 2019.

A former England Lions under-23 representative, Halton’s performances for Swinton even earned him a call-up into the Ireland side for last year’s World Cup Qualifiers, where he featured in wins over Spain and Italy.

“I’m really excited to be joining Featherstone for the next two years,” he said. “It’s a massive club with a lot of ambition.

They’ve been pushing for a Super League place for a few years now and it’s something I really want to be part of. I’m looking forward to contributing all I can in helping the club to achieve its goals.

“I want to thank the club and James Webster for this opportunity, I can’t wait to meet all the lads and fans when I start pre-season.”

Rovers’ Head Coach James Webster said: “Frankie is a player that has impressed me with his performances for Swinton in the early stages of 2020. His versatility to play both edge and middle will make himself a very valuable member of our squad.

“I thought it was important to add young hungry players to our squad that are wanting to progress and make rugby league a full-time career. I think Frankie fits this well and I look forward to welcoming him to the club when we begin pre-season.”

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