Featherstone Rovers this morning confirmed the eye-catching signing of Leeds Rhinos back-rower Brett Ferres ahead of the 2020 season.

A veteran of over 300 Super League appearances, 33-year-old Ferres is the latest acquisition for new Rovers head coach James Webster as the LD Nutrition Stadium club look to go one step further than their 2019 exploits in their quest for promotion.

With fourteen international appearances to his name, Ferres brings unquestionable experience to the Rovers pack and big game know-how as part of the Rhinos team which lifted the 2017 Super League trophy.

With talismanic second-rower and key player Brad Day ruled out until potentially July with an ACL injury, Webster and his Rovers staff saw fit to bring in a top-line replacement for him and Ferres, who was out of contract with Leeds, was deemed as the man who fit the bill.

“I’m really excited to be linking up with the Rovers,” Ferres told the club website as they announced the deal. “Speaking with James Webster about where the club are heading got me really excited to join the club. I’ve watched the club for the last couple of seasons with the dual registration they have with Leeds I’ve enjoyed coming down to watch a lot of the younger lads that have gotten the chance to play for Featherstone.”