Featherstone snap up Italy international

Featherstone have confirmed the signing of Italy international Alec Susino from Barrow Raiders.

The 24-year-old prop will link up with the club on a one-year deal from 2020.

Susino has spent the past two seasons with the Raiders, amassing 51 Championship appearances and becoming renowned for his aggressive playing style

He also has a cap for Italy, making his debut for the nation in 2017.

“I’m excited and nervous about joining the Rovers but I’m looking forward to it,” said Susino. “It will be a new challenge over to Yorkshire though, so it’ll be good. It’s been good playing for Barrow, it gave a me chance to get used to the Championship. It’s a bit more physical over here.

“The fans are very passionate and nobody as an away player likes coming here because of how passionate these fans are and they certainly let you know about it. I’m looking forward to being on the good end of that.”