Doncaster sign former Hull KR youngster Dave Petersen

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Doncaster have announced the signing of former Hull KR, Batley and York forward Dave Petersen ahead of the 2022 season.

Petersen has been away from the game since launching his own property business back in 2019. He was at York at the time.

He had had a varied career in rugby league. He started out at Hull KR, before then moving to Mackay Cutters in Australia.

The 29-year-old then returned to the UK, but left a year later for Batley after loan spells at Sheffield and Oxford.

Petersen then headed stateside and played for the Boston Thirteens side. He then returned to the UK ahead of the 2019 season with York.

Speaking to the club website, Petersen said: “I was out of the game last year but seeing the way Doncaster operate made me keen to get back into it.

“I want to be part of a successful side, I had a few chats with Richard Horne and it just felt right from both sides.

“Hopefully the experience I have can bring the best of those around me, as well my energy around the place.”

Doncaster continuing preparations for 2022

The signing of Petersen is another boost in the forwards for Doncaster. On Monday, they confirmed the signing of Robbie Storey from Dewsbury.

Going forward, the club have announced one friendly prior to the start of the season. They welcome Super League opposition in the form of Castleford to the Keepmoat Stadium.

A week later, they are due to enter the Challenge Cup in the second round stage. This is alongside 10 other League One clubs, and the remaining community clubs in the competition.

Their League One campaign then gets underway at the end of March. They welcome the newly-branded Midlands Hurricanes.

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