Featherstone Rovers have started the year with some exciting news.
They have confirmed the signing of former Wakefield Trinity winger Kyle Evans.
The winger joined Wakefield Trinity last year and scored on debut and more than caught the eye for the reserves throughout the season.
With strength, speed and athleticism he has every attribute a modern winger could wish to have.
He caught the eye even more at the Rugby League World Cup.
He produced some brilliant tackles against some of the world’s best attacking players when Wales met Tonga at St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium.
He also scored a superb try that day picking up on an error and weaving throughout the scattered Tongan defenders to score one of the better tries of the tournament.
This led to discussion over why he hadn’t nailed down a club yet for 2023.
Widnes Vikings boss and Wales boss John Kear questioned why Wakefield hadn’t kept him on for the new season and Wakefield’s loss is now Featherstone’s gain ahead of the new season.
Speaking on the club’s website about the move, Evans revealed that the club’s Super League ambition plus the two new coaches – Super League legends Sean Long and Leon Pryce – at the club convinced him to make the switch:
“I am very excited to play for Featherstone. They have provided an opportunity and share my ambition of playing in Super League, I’m determined to give it everything to reach that goal together.
“To be playing under the coaches such as Sean long and Leon Pryce is an opportunity not to be missed, I could not ask for a better environment in which to develop as a player.”