New Dewsbury signing has potential to play in Super League, says coach

Jimmy Beckett in action for Oldham
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Dewsbury have signed forward Jimmy Beckett from Featherstone on a one-year deal for the 2022 Championship season.

The 21-year-old made a handful of appearances for the Rams on loan from Featherstone last season. Beckett has previously played for Keighley and Oldham.

Beckett said: “I am over the moon to be back at Dewsbury for next season especially after the opportunity Lee Greenwood gave me whilst I was here. I am glad that I get the opportunity to repay him for putting his faith in me.

“For me personally, last season was one of my best in playing rugby. I played a lot of minutes and thought I started to establish myself as a Championship prop.

“I want to become an enforcer within the squad next season and fill in some of the shoes of players that have left. As a club I want us to build on how we finished last season.

“We finished off with some really good wins towards the back end of the season, winning three consecutive matches so if we can build on that we have every chance of pushing for that top six.”

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Dewsbury coach delighted to capture Jimmy Beckett

Dewsbury coach Lee Greenwood said: “I am really pleased to get Jimmy on board permanently.

“He has all the attributes needed to be a quality front-rower at Championship and potentially Super League level.

“Jimmy wants a big pre-season and to be a regular player for us next year. He has impressed us with his attitude along with a willingness to learn while on loan. I am sure there is a lot more to come from him.

“I feel we have a good mix of youth and experience in our front row positions now and they will compliment each other well.”

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