Featherstone have swooped for Doncaster half-back Kyle Briggs to help ease the financial problems at the Keepmoat Stadium.
The highly rated youngster was a key man for the Dons last year which saw them win promotion from National League 2 and reach the Northern Rail Cup final.
Doncaster Head Coach Tony Miller said: “It is a blow to be fair; I didn’t want him to go. But we’ve got to balance the books in today’s harsh financial climate.
“It’s unfortunate but that is the way of the world at this moment in time.
“I don’t think that he wanted to go and I think that he would like to have stayed. He was a bit emotional when he came down to tonight’s training session to say goodbye to the lads.
“I wish him well and I hope that it works out for him.
“Kyle has not played as well as he did last season playing alongside Luke Gale (now at Harlequins) and his form has been a bit patchy at times.
“But he’s still a quality player and he’s got a good kicking game.”