Former Leeds Rhinos star signs deal to continue playing at the age of 38 years old

Former Leeds Rhinos, Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants star Brett Ferres has agreed a new deal that will see him play on till the age of 38 with Doncaster as they return to the Championship in 2024.

Ferres has had a terrific career representing England and producing his best rugby in a superb Huddersfield Giants side, arguably the best they have had in the Super League era.

He then went on to win the Super League Grand Final against former club Castleford Tigers in 2017 with the Leeds Rhinos.

The experienced forward will play his 20th season in rugby league with the Dons after extending his stay in Doncaster for 2024.

Ferres marked his 400th career appearance during last season with the Dons and has no plans to hang up his boots just yet.

”Really excited to continue the rugby league rollercoaster and to be part of the Dons in the Championship, which promises to be a very exciting year for the club and the city.”

The former England international joined Doncaster RLFC in December 2022 adding experience to a squad, at that point, looking to achieve promotion to the Championship.

”I came to the club to achieve promotion which has now happened, it’s now about building and continuing to create something special at the club”, said Ferres.

Ferres isn’t the only player who has signed on to play for Doncaster next year. They have also re-signed prop Keelan Foster for 2024 as well.

The 23-year-old joined the Dons back in March 2022 and has been a key component to Richard Horne’s squads over the last couple of campaigns.

”I can’t wait to get started again for the 2024 season, last year was a fantastic, the fans were great for the team and I can’t wait to go again.”

The prop made 17 appearances in the Dons 2023 promotion winning season.

Foster continues the array of signing announcements with more yet to come, both re-signings and new incomings which has included Ferres’ former Leeds teammates Alex Sutcliffe and Luke Briscoe from Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers respectively.

The club are demonstrating superb ambition ahead of the 2024 season with more arrivals to come.