Former Huddersfield Giants and Featherstone Rovers back joins Betfred League 1 club for 2023

Dewsbury Rams are undergoing something of a rebuild at present.

After dropping into the Betfred League 1 for 2023, they have lost plenty of players ahead of the new season but brought in some new names such as Joe Summers formerly of the Castleford Tigers.

So, as they have lost the likes of assistant coach Tony Smith to Leeds Rhinos, they have recruited keenly.

They have now signed outside back Perry Whiteley from rivals Batley Bulldogs who is formerly of York City Knights, Featherstone Rovers, Sheffield Eagles having graduated from the Huddersfield Giants academy.

The twenty-nine-year-old, who can operate at centre or on the wing made fourteen appearances for Batley last season, scoring four times. He started out at the Huddersfield Giants Academy before spells with Featherstone, York, Keighley, Sheffield and Workington.

On joining the Rams, Whiteley said, “I’m excited to be part of hopefully a successful season next year for the club and help us bounce back to the Championship where we should be.”

Head Coach Liam Finn said “Perry adds experience and power to our backline. His carries out of our own half will be a massive asset and adds to the competition for places across our backline after losing Jacob.”

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