Former Hull FC and Hull KR star Craig Hall has agreed a deal to join Doncaster in 2024 in a major coup for the newly promoted side.
He joins on a two year deal. A consistent points scorer throughout a career at Super League and Championship level, Hull-born Hall arrives at the Eco-Power Stadium after four seasons with Featherstone Rovers.
“It’s fantastic to see the club up and hopefully I can come and add some experience to the squad that’s already here,” Hall said. “I’m really looking forward to adding to what Doncaster have already got.
“We don’t want to be going into the Championship looking to survive. We want to be pushing as high as we can.”
The 35-year-old started his career with Hull FC and broke through at senior level before moving across the city to Hull KR for the first of three separate spells at Craven Park.
Hall also featured for Wakefield, Toronto and Leigh before arriving at Featherstone in 2020. He has scored almost 200 career tries and amassed more than 1,700 points.
Dons chief executive Carl Hall said: “We’re really pleased to get this one sorted. Craig is a proven Championship player who scores points for fun and he’ll add some real experience to the group.”
Featherstone have been quick to replace him drafting in Greg Minikin from Warrington Wolves.
Minikin will join James Ford’s side ahead of the the 2024 campaign. Minikin has a depth of experience having started his career at York before plying his trade at Castleford, Hull KR and Warrington.
“I’m really pleased to be joining the club and to work with Fordy again. I had the a couple of Super League options but I’m really excited about the project at Featherstone. I’m looking forward to getting out on that field and showing the best version of myself in a Featherstone shirt.”
James Ford added:
“I’ve known Greg a long time and coached him at the very start of his career. He’s developed into a tough competitor at centre, I can’t wait to get him on the field next year and to get the best version of him playing in a Fev shirt.”