Danny Tickle signs for Workington

Drew Darbyshire

Workington have signed former England international Danny Tickle for the 2019 season.

The 35-year-old made 26 appearances for Hull KR in Super League last term, scoring four tries and kicking 31 goals.

Tickle has made over 400 career appearances, which included big stints at Wigan Warriors and Hull FC.

On signing Tickle, Town coach Leon Pryce said: “Danny is a fantastic addition to the squad.

“He has many years’ experience in Super League and is a top professional.

“Playing at the highest level will be of benefit to the squad in what is a tough league.

“He’s joining a really strong pack so I’m really looking forward to seeing how they go this season.”

The Golborne-born forward made three appearances for England Knights in 2003 and made a solitary appearance for England in 2009.

On joining Workington for 2019, Tickle commented: “Since finishing with Hull KR, I’ve had a bit of time out with my family to think about my next move.

“After many years playing full-time rugby league, I decided it was time to transition into a part-time environment. My body still feels good and I train every day at the gym so I’m in good shape for the start of the season.

“I’ve played on the east and west side of the country in my career so the thought of playing up in west Cumbria and in a part-time environment with a different challenge attracted me.

“It’s a tough league and the coach and board has set some clear goals so I’m joining an ambitious club that went very close to promotion last season. I’m joining a fairly established and experienced team but hopefully some of my knowledge and experience will rub off if needed.”