Dewsbury sign hooker Harvey Whiteley

Dewsbury have signed former Leeds hooker Harvey Whiteley for the 2019 campaign.

The 20-year-old will get his first taste of Championship action in 2019 after signing a one-year contract with the Rams.

Whiteley made his first-team debut for hometown club Leeds Rhinos back in 2017 but found chances limited ever since.

On signing for Dewsbury, Whiteley said: “I am excited to just get out on the pitch again, I have had a couple of months out, but now I am excited to get back training and playing.

“Hopefully all that I have learnt will help me this year, from every skill I have learnt from the amateur game to the academy game and now here. I haven’t really played against men before except for a short stint in a Super League game for Leeds against Wigan, so it is the next step in my career.

“It seems like a good environment, and Lee [Greenwood] seemed like he wanted to get me on board, messaging me, asking how I was, and whether I was ready to train and play. Once I was fit enough to play, I thought this would be the right place for me to come to.

“I have seen a few games, I came to watch the Rams play Featherstone where I have a few mates who play there, and I know a few people here too. I didn’t know too much about the club, but I know it is a good one, and it has great facilities, and I also know a handful of players who are here already.”