Rovers wrap up two deals in readiness for next season’s push

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FEATHERSTONE ROVERS have signed former Castleford Tigers forward Jonny Davies from Sheffield Eagles.

“Being from Pontefract, Fev is my local club and I’m aware of its history and the great players who have represented Rovers,” Davies said.

“Fans can rest assured that during the next two years I will be doing all I can to ensure we will be competing for one of the top-four places in the Kingstone Press Championship.

“The opportunity to play here for the next two seasons will give some security to both myself and my family.”

Ropvers coach Jon Sharp said: “Jonny played 27 times for the Eagles last season and is a dependable player who, despite only being 24, will add some experience and guile to our forwards.”

Young pack man Jack Ormondroyd has signed a three-season deal after impressing for Featherstone during his debut campaign this year.

He said: “Obviously I’m delighted to re-sign for Rovers having made my debut last season.

“To be honest I didn’t think I’d play as many games as I did and my aim for 2016 is to play as many if not more.

“As a youngster I followed Bradford Bulls and to get the chance to play against them at Odsal and win was probably my highlight of the year, along with winning the Kingstone Press Championship Shield.”

He added: “Over the course of my contract I want to help Fev win some more silverware.

“And do my best to ensure the club goes from strength to strength.”

Sharp reckons Ormondroyd has a big future. He predicted: “Jack is one of the players we can build our pack around. He is a dynamic forward and has shown during the past season the potential to make a great career for himself in the game.

“If his development continues then I’m sure he’ll become a real fans’ favourite at the club.”