England enjoyed a spell with Fev before being signed for Warrington by Tony Smith.
Smith’s brother Brian has now added the front rower to the ranks at Trinity, and he is looking forward to the new challenge, which takes another step forward against Rovers.
“It’s nice to be back and Featherstone has changed quite a bit since I left to sign for Warrington a couple of years ago,” he said.
“The stands have been completed now and look great and the training facilities have improved immensely.
“I know they are modelled on Warrington and they are very impressive. I enjoyed my time at Featherstone and it’s good to see a few familiar faces.
“It’s good to back in Yorkshire as commuting was tough and it’s great to link up with former Rovers teammate Stu Dickens.
“As usual, pre-season training has been tough so we are looking forward to getting some game time on Sunday and seeing how we have progressed and carry on some momentum from our run out at Headingley against the Rhinos.
“Hopefully with it being a local derby on Sunday there will be a sizable crowd cheering on both sets of boys as both teams continue preparations for the new season.”