Featherstone: Briggs returns to Rovers

Kyle Briggs in action for Sheffield.
Kyle Briggs in action for Sheffield.
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Former Leeds Rhinos academy half-back Kyle Briggs has joined Featherstone Rovers from Sheffield Eagles on a two-year contract.

The 28-year-old has also played for Doncaster and Bradford Bulls and it is his third spell at Featherstone.

“Kyle will be no stranger to Rovers supporters and I’m delighted to have recruited a quality player,” Rovers coach Jon Sharp said.

“We’ve been looking to strengthen our half-backs and also improve our kicking game. We have also been looking at leadership qualities of the group and Kyle ticks all of these boxes.

“I think the combination with Anthony Thackeray is an exciting prospect as both are very smart footballers.

“I’m well aware Kyle was a fans’ favourite and how important he was during his previous spells at the club, which will make him settle in with the group more quickly. I’m sure the Rovers fans will be looking forward to seeing him in a Featherstone shirt again next season.”

Briggs said “Not many players sign for the same club on three separate occasions during their career, but I had no hesitation about coming back to Featherstone.

“I’ve always enjoyed my time at the Big Fellas Stadium and looking forward to getting started again under Jon.”

He added: “I’ve known Thackeray for a few years and know by playing against him that he’s a very talented player so hopefully we can get some chemistry going and create a good partnership which will move the team around the field into the right positions.

“The facilities at Featherstone are great and I’m looking forward to experiencing the good atmosphere at the Big Fellas Stadium as the supporters always back the team.

“There’s been a few changes since I was last here a couple of years ago, but Jon is putting together a strong squad and I expect to settle in really quickly and help Featherstone Rovers achieve their goals in 2016 and beyond.”