Danny Nicklas moves to Dons

Doncaster have signed former Hull stand-off Danny Nicklas.

Nicklas, 22, started 2013 on dual-registration at York, before leaving Hull to try and earn a deal with Hull KR to get back to Super League.

He made 10 Super League appearances for the Airlie Birds, who he joined at the age of 11, making his debut back in 2010.

He said: “Paul (Cooke) contacted me about joining Doncaster and I obviously know him from when we were both at Hull FC.

“He’s still a big name in the sport and he’s one of the main reasons why I signed for the club as I feel I can learn a lot from him as we both play in the same position.

“There was still the possibility of signing for Rovers but they couldn’t guarantee me anything until November and I didn’t want to let this opportunity pass me by.

“I just want to put last season behind me now and I’m looking forward to kicking on and playing with Doncaster next season.”

Doncaster player-coach Paul Cooke is a former Hull player, while the two clubs will form a partnership for the 2014 season, after Hull’s deal with York and Doncaster’s deal with Wakefield were both terminated.

Cooke said: “Danny’s a good kid and I know a lot about him from my time at Hull FC.

“He’s a talented young ball player with bags of potential and I’m sure he’ll be a major asset for the club.

“He’ll provide plenty of competition in the halves and is also adept in the hooking role if needed. He’s another great signing for us.”

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