Featherstone Rovers sign Leeds Rhinos winger Chisholm

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Featherstone Rovers have signed speedster Jamel Chisholm from Leeds Rhinos on a two-year contract.

The 21-year-old winger - twice crowned rugby league’s fastest man - did not play a senior game for Rhinos, but bagged 27 tries in 18 appearances for their under-20s in 2012.

He played seven games on dual-registration for Hunslet Hawks in the Kingstone Press Championship this year and also had a stint with rugby union outfit Leeds Carnegie, crossing four times in 10 appearances.

Chisholm said: “I am looking forward to continuing my rugby league education at Featherstone Rovers.

“I have aspirations to be a successful player and play Super League rugby with Featherstone.

“I can’t wait to settle in with my new teammates for a challenging pre-season.”

Rovers coach John Bastian said: “Jamel has already had a good education and apprenticeship through his involvement at Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie.

“Unfortunately he has had limited opportunities at the Rhinos, but if he shows endeavour, determination and a hard working attitude then I believe Jamel is capable of achieving great things at Featherstone Rovers.

“He will be given the opportunity to flourish at Featherstone, but it is important he grasps this chance presented to him.

“He is athletic, fast and skilful and the coaching team will work hard to ensure he reaches his full potential.”

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