World Cup star explains Championship switch as he backs club for Super League promotion

Featherstone Rovers announced another impressive signing for the new season as they signed Papua New Guinea World Cup star McKenzie Yei.

New boss, formerly of Leeds Rhinos, Sean long is delighted with this signing saying on the club website:

“I am really pleased that we have secured McKenzie’s signature, it’s a real coup for us. I’ve watched him over the last three years both at international and club level and he will add some real punch to our squad.”

The 25 year old will join up with Sean Long’s side in the new year and is excited about the prospect of joining the club as he revealed how the move came about and underlined his ambitions for promotion: “I am looking forward to a new career in the UK with a progressive club like Featherstone Rovers.

“I enjoyed playing in the UK during the World Cup and I was fortunate enough to meet the coach Sean Long, I am really excited to be working with him and carrying on a strong tradition of PNG players at Featherstone Rovers. 

“I am looking forward to working hard and playing my part in pushing for promotion to Super League in 2023 and I appreciate the opportunity to be part of this club.”

Rovers CEO Martin Vickers added: “I think McKenzie is the missing piece of the puzzle that we have been looking for, he was clearly a threat to opponents during the World Cup and I’m pleased we’ve been able to land his signature.

“I have to highlight the fact that this signing has only been possible because of the immense show of support we’ve received from Featherstone supporters, be that through membership purchases or retail purchases, the dedication of our fans never ceases to amaze me, thank you.”

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