Super League: Featherstone Rovers sign Australian duo Sam Irwin and Ryan Verlinden
Last Updated: 11/09/14 1:39pm
Kingstone Press Championship outfit Featherstone Rovers have signed two Australians in their bid to secure promotion to Super League.
The Championship outfit have signed Darwin-born hooker or half-back Sam Irwin, 21, and prop forward Ryan Verlinden, 27, on a two-year contracts from 2015.
Irwin has made 10 NRL appearances for Gold Coast Titans after making his debut in 2013, but is currently playing for Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Cup, while Verlinden has made more than 150 appearances for Newtown Jets.
Featherstone coach Andy Hay said: "Sam will be a great addition to our squad next year. He can play either at hooker or in halves and for a young kid, he has already played at a very high level.
“Ryan will have a great presence next year when he pulls on a Rovers shirt. He has a wealth of experience and will definitely add some size to our forwards.
“He is another player who is looking forward to getting over here and helping us towards Super League.”