Brett Ferres joins League 1 side for 2023 season

Josh McAllister
Brett Ferres Featherstone Rovers SWpix

Former Super League back-rower and England representative Brett Ferres has joined Doncaster for the 2023 League 1 campaign on a one-year deal.

Ferres, 36, spent the last three seasons in the Championship with Featherstone. He was released at the conclusion of the 2022 season and found himself a free agent for the first time in his career.

The forward joins with experience of more than 350 professional games, having started his career at Bradford.

He has also represented Wakefield, Castleford, Huddersfield and Leeds.

Brett Ferres: I want to bring my experience to the group

Ferres said: “I’ve had a good break over the past few weeks but once I spoke to Carl Hall and Richard Horne I was really excited about the challenge ahead.

“The Dons are a club with great infrastructure for the level they’re at, and have shown in the past couple of seasons that they’re not far away from promotion.

“I want to bring my experience to the group and having been part of successful teams in the past, hopefully play a role in helping the team get up to the Championship in 2023.”

Chief executive Carl Hall said: “When a player of Brett’s calibre became available we acted quickly to secure his services for the upcoming campaign.

“He has had a great career both domestically and internationally and we feel he can add a lot to the team on and off the field.

“We welcome Brett to the Dons and hope the supporters enjoyed their Christmas present from us all.”

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