Connor Jones to return to Featherstone Rovers from Salford Red Devils

CONNOR JONES will return to Featherstone Rovers for the club's 2021 centenary season after the hooker signed a one-year deal at the Millennium Stadium.

By Ben McKenna
Sunday, 4th October 2020, 5:00 pm
Picture by Chris Mangnall/SWpix.com - 08/02/2020 - Rugby League - Betfred Super League - Salford Red Devils v Toronto Wolfpack - AJ Bell Stadium, Salford, England - Salford's Connor Jones
Picture by Chris Mangnall/SWpix.com - 08/02/2020 - Rugby League - Betfred Super League - Salford Red Devils v Toronto Wolfpack - AJ Bell Stadium, Salford, England - Salford's Connor Jones

Jones arrived from Queensland Rugby League side Northern Pride midway through the 2019 Betfred Championship season and played a key part in Rovers' run to the Million Pound Game in the same season.

With star hooker Cameron King injured, Jones started every game in the club's run in the 2019 play-offs and made a total of 11 appearances for the Rovers, scoring four tries.

His impressive form at Featherstone Rovers saw him signed by beaten 2019 Super League Grand Finalists Salford Red Devils.

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Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 29/09/2020 - Rugby League - Betfred Super League - Salford Red Devils v Warrington Wolves - AJ Bell Stadium, Salford, England - Salford's Connor Jones.

The Australian's game time has been limited at the Red Devils but Jones is determined to feature as much as possible before the end of the season.

“I’m really excited to be coming back, I was with the club in 2019 and really enjoyed my time here," said Jones of his upcoming move.

"The club have put together a really strong squad for 2021 and I’m excited to be a part of it.

“I’m still at Salford until the end of the season so that’s where my sole focus will be in trying to get into the team there and if that’s not the case, helping the rest of the boys in training for the rest of the season.

“I’m a competitor so I want to play as much rugby as I can for the remainder of this year and once the season comes to an end I will start to prepare for pre-season with Featherstone.”

Rovers’ head coach James Webster added: “I am really pleased that Connor has decided to re-join the club. He made a huge impact in the run to the grand final in 2019.

“We felt we were a little light in competition for the hooker spot this year with just Dean Parata so his inclusion will add competition and depth in what is an extremely important position.”