Batley forward Toby Everett extends loan stay at Keighley

Cougar Park Keighley Cougars Toby Everett

Toby Everett has extended his loan with Keighley for the remainder of the 2022 season from Championship side Batley. 

The Kent-born prop has featured in all three games for the League 1 side since joining earlier this month.

Everett, 26, started his career at London Broncos in 2014. He also featured for London Skolars and Toronto Wolfpack on loan.  He joined Dewsbury ahead of the 2017 season before making the move to Batley in 2019.

Head of rugby on Toby Everett

“We brought Toby into the club to strengthen our squad and add further competition for places,” said head of rugby Andrew Henderson.

“The coaching team have been impressed with his attitude and application during his initial month’s loan period.

“Toby has added value to the team thus far and we feel he will continue to improve in our performance environment moving forward.

“We are pleased to extend the loan until the end of the season, giving Toby the best opportunity to earn a contract for 2023 with the club.”

Batley maintain a 24-hour recall clause on Everett following the initial 14-day period of the new loan agreement.

Keighley re-sign full-back Lewis Young

Earlier this week, the club also confirmed the re-signing of Lewis Young to a new two-year deal.

Young joined on a one-year deal ahead of 2022 from the Newcastle Thunder. He has now put pen to paper to extend his stay at Cougar Park until the end of the 2024 season.

He has scored five tries in eight appearances so far for the club in 2022.

Young said: “I’m over the moon to be re-signing with the club for the next two years,” said Young.

“I have loved my time with the club so far and I am looking forward to my future with the club.

“I fell out of love with rugby league and coming to Keighley has put the spark back into myself. I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far because the system we play suits the way I like to play as an individual, the fans are great, and I’m playing with my mates.

“If we carry on the way we are, we should be playing in the Championship next season.”

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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