Leeds Rhinos and Featherstone Rovers continue dual-reg agreement

Jack Ormondroyd in action for Featherstone.
Jack Ormondroyd in action for Featherstone.
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Leeds Rhinos and Featherstone Rovers have confirmed the continuation of the duel-registration partnership between the two clubs.

The Rovers’ and Rhinos’ agreement is entering a third term having been launched prior to the start of the 2016 season.

It has helped develop players such as Ashton Golding, Ash Handley, Jack Ormondroyd, Josh Walters, Anthony Mullally and Jordan Baldwinson, who recently joined Wakefield Trinity.

Towering front-rower Ormondroyd came through the Featherstone ranks and joined Leeds last season on a three-year deal.

In turn, the Featherstone ranks have been and will continue to be bolstered by some of those names, in addition to Oledzki – who debuted for the Rovers last year.

Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott said: “From our point of view, the dual-registration system is something that has worked particularly well for us and I believe both clubs have benefitted from the partnership.

“There have been rewards for players and staff from our joint club sessions as well and I look forward to working with John Duffy and his staff this season.”

“I saw a little bit of our partnership in action last year and am looking forward to working closely with the Rhinos in the weeks and months ahead,” said Featherstone Rovers head coach John Duffy.

“It is going to be great to see our partnership with Leeds grow and develop in 2018.”