Former Leeds Rhinos winger Luke Briscoe has secured his future no matter what happens with Featherstone’s promotion bid.
This is because he has signed a new deal at the Millennium Stadium which will see him extend his stay at Featherstone for another year.
The winger joined the Rhinos after starting his career in the Hull academy following in the footsteps of older brother Tom before he paved the way for Tom to join Leeds by making the move to Headingley first ahead of 2013.
He spent time on dual-registration with Hunslet before making his Rhinos debut in the league against Huddersfield Giants.
After a loan spell with Wakefield and playing a bit part in Leeds’ 2016 campaign, he joined his hometown club Featherstone Rovers where he scored 59 tries in 72 games and equalled the all-time rugby league record for tries in 17 consecutive games set by Leeds winger Eric Harris.
He returned to the Rhinos in 2018 and made an immediate start following his re-signing against Catalans Dragons.
That season he scored five tries in ten appearances and earned a new deal ahead of the 2019 season. In 2021 he was a regular for the Rhinos, making 25 appearances and registering four tries.
He finished his Leeds career in a semi-final against St Helens where he scored on his final appearance for the club who are now set for another semi-final this weekend.
Featherstone are also set for a semi-final appearance in the Championship with a rematch with Halifax likely on the cards who play sixth place York this weekend for the right to join Fev and Leigh in the semis.
The Rovers beat Halifax last week in a tight encounter 24-22. As the season draws to a close, Briscoe will continue to be key as he will next year for the Rovers after signing a new deal for next season.