Featherstone Rovers snap up ‘young, hungry’ Lion Frankie Halton on two-year contract

FEATHERSTONE ROVERS have signed Ireland international Frankie Halton from Swinton Lions on a two-year deal

Tuesday, 1st September 2020, 5:56 pm
Ireland international Frankie Halton has signed a two-year contract with Featherstone Rovers. Picture: Courtesy Featherstone Rovers RLFC

The 24-year-old prop played in the community game with Leigh Miners Rangers and featured for England Lions under-23s in the Commonwealth Championship in Australia, scoring a try against Tonga.

He made 24 appearances in his debut campaign for Swinton last year and was called into the Ireland squad for their World Cup qualifiers.

Halton was ever-present in 2020 before Covid-19 forced the season to be cancelled and impressed when the Lions were beaten 35-24 by Rovers at Millennium Stadium, Post Office Road.

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Featherstone Rovers coach, James Webster. Picture: Simon Hulme/JPIMedia.

“I’m really excited to be joining Featherstone for the next two years,” Halton said.

“It’s a massive club with a lot of ambition. They’ve been pushing for a Super League place for a few years now and it’s something I really want to be part of. I’m looking forward to contributing all I can in helping the club to achieve its goals.”

Rovers’ coach James Webster said: “Frankie impressed me with his performances for Swinton in the early stages of 2020. His versatility to play both edge and middle will make himself a very valuable member of our squad.

“I thought it was important to add young hungry players to our squad that are wanting to progress and make rugby league a full-time career.

“I think Frankie fits this well.”

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